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Small Portable Air Conditioner

Air conditioning units. Wall, portable, Trane, and more information.

If you live in an area where the weather can occasionally get hot during the summer, then having a way of cooling a room or rooms in your home can be a sensible idea. There are a few options for this, although if you only need to cool rooms on an occasional basis then one of the better choices is a small portable air conditioner. These are easy to install and operate and can be enough to serve your cooling requirements.

A small portable air conditioner is generally of a size that is large enough to cool a small space, typically one room. As the name suggests they are portable and can easily be moved around different rooms as required. This can make them more cost effective to use as opposed to installing a wall or window mounted unit in rooms. This makes them a good type of air conditioner to consider for your home.

If you intend to purchase a small portable air conditioner there are a few things to take into consideration. They are freestanding units and do not need to be mounted. However they do typically still require to be vented to expel water and this means they work best in rooms with windows. A window can be slightly opened to accommodate the venting hose or there are also kits available for installing the hose in a window.

You will also need to consider the size of a portable air conditioner in relation to the size of the room. The power of an AC unit is typically measured in BTU’s with the greater this is, the larger an area it will cool. Before purchasing a portable air conditioning unit it is important to consider the size of the rooms to be cooled. If the AC is too small for the size of room it will not have sufficient power to cool the area and if it is too large it can leave the room feeling somewhat clammy. Most portable units indicate the size of room they are capable of cooling and it is worth noting this before your purchase.

If you decide to use a small portable air conditioner in your home there are many models on the market. There are a number of companies that produce these with some of the more well known brand names including Sunpentown, Danby, SPT, Royal Sovereign and Soleus Air. These companies manufacture portable air conditioners in a range of styles, sizes and BTU ratings providing a wide choice for the consumer. These are available from a number of outlets and some of those that have many models to choose from include Home Depot, Best Buy, Walmart and Target.

In terms of cost it can be relatively affordable to purchase a small portable air conditioner and the factors that will impact on this include the size of the AC unit, the BTU rating and the features it has. At the more affordable end of the market portable AC units are typically available in a price range of around $200 to $300. For more sophisticated portable AC units the price will rise. Around $600 is typical although a few can cost up to $1,000.

If you are looking for a simple and economical way to cool your home during the summer heat, a small portable air conditioner is something to consider. It provides the flexibility of having a unit that can be moved from room to room and is something that is simple to operate. This makes it worth considering for your home.