The portable air conditioner is a portable device that allows you to cool a single room, mounted on a caster, easy to move and requiring no installation carried out by a professional.
Unlike a fixed air conditioner, it is the device that adapts to your position and not the other way around.
Just direct the flow of ventilation towards you to savor the artificial breeze that comes out.
Whether you are in your living room, kitchen or even in your caravan, all you have to do is find a power point to turn on this little wonder.
Portable air conditioners are a great choice!
Only here, on what criteria should be based to make your choice?
What should you check before buying a portable air conditioner?
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Without doubt we can said that the main function of a portable air conditioner is to cool the ambient air.
These air conditioners work on the same principle as air / air heat pumps. A supply of electricity puts into operation an engine which will make it possible to produce a heat exchange between the air and a refrigerant. The heat of the air is transmitted to the fluid and then evacuated through the sheath placed at the rear of the device.
The air which is discharged inside the accommodation is therefore cooler. One image that helps to understand how these devices work is that of the refrigerator, which operates on the same principles.
Unlike a pedestal fan that simply ventilates the air in the room, this air conditioning system cools and ventilates the ambient air.
For it to be effective, the area to be cooled must not exceed 430.55 sq ft. If the surface is larger, your mobile air conditioning will probably find it more difficult to provide the much-awaited freshness in the context of additional air conditioning. It is however possible to buy several and place them at the ends of the room for example.
Due to its design, the portable air conditioner represents a great opportunity for tenants who do not have the possibility of installing a global system. You can enjoy the fresh air in summer and once winter arrives you can put it away. In addition, the day you leave your accommodation for another home, your device follows you in the move.
Be aware that to avoid overconsumption of electricity, you must use your air conditioning in moderation and avoid that the temperature difference between the outside and the inside is too great. Also prefer moderate to constant power use rather than running the air conditioner at full speed with frequent stops and restarts.
Mobile air conditioners have definite pros.
The portable air conditioner is completely autonomous portable equipment. Portable air conditioners can be found quite easily in DIY stores or supermarkets. In terms of price, they are the cheapest. You can find them starting at $ 200. They integrate the fan (air circulation only), air conditioner (indoor air cooling) and finally dehumidifier functions.
Their installation is quite simple since it is only necessary to position the hot air exhaust pipe on a window and caulk it often with polystyrenes supplied with the air conditioner.
Their big advantage lies in their easy installation and requiring no installation work. A portable air conditioner is installed on the floor. It does not require any special installation. It is therefore immediately operational.
This is its main asset!
The operation of mobile air conditioning is intuitive. After setting the required temperature, the appliance takes care of adjusting the production of cold air itself. As it is also programmable, the portable air conditioner turns on and off by itself at the time you want.
In addition, it is able to rid the surrounding atmosphere of various allergens. Allergic people can therefore breathe air free of dust, pollens, mites and other harmful bacteria. In addition to the technical aspect, we must above all take into consideration the benefits provided by mobile air conditioning. Very often the summer heat represents a real discomfort for many individuals accustomed to mild temperatures.
The two main cons of portable air conditioners are power consumption and noise. Add to that, the portable air conditioner (whether with a monobloc or a split) must imperatively be placed near a window to pass the exhaust duct. Obviously, the fact that the window is ajar lets hot air through and prevents the room from being able to cool properly. This is why its use is rather practical in a small space or as an auxiliary air conditioning. This allows for a relatively correct result.
In summary, the portable air conditioner has the following pros:
And the following cons:
In conclusion, these are auxiliary devices that will be able to relieve in the event of a heat wave or very unbearable heat which prevents you from sleeping.
They can be a good name for the frail elderly in hot weather.
They are still a DIY solution and absolutely do not provide the comfort of an air conditioning installation carried out by an air conditioning professional.