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The Benefits of Owning a Portable Air Conditioner

Portable Air Conditioners are ideal for small to large family room areas where added cooling is needed. Unlike Room Air Conditioners they are very easy to install and have none of the hazards of installation or water leakage to the outside walls that traditional room air conditioners pose. Portable Air Conditioners can be easily moved from room to room so apartment and condo dwellers can use in different areas throughout the day and in larger residential homes a Portable Air Conditioner is many times needed in the 2nd or 3rd story of the home where the cooling effects of a Central Air Conditioner system are minimized.

Selecting the Right Portable Air Conditioner

When selecting the right Portable Air Conditioner there are two main factors to consider......first is the area you wish to cool (in square feet) based on BTU capacity of the unit ( see below guide), second is the feature and design of the unit you desire as some of our models also offer multi-functions, such as a heater option to be used in cooler months, as well we offer various color and design styles to meet your decor needs.

Understanding the Area to Cool

The first step is to understand the total area you wish to cool in square feet by measuring the area or using floor plan you may have of your home. Portable Air Conditioners are rated by BTU cooling output and the following suggested guide will help you chose the right capacity model for you:

Selection Guide
Cool area Capacity selection
Small room ( < 200 sq.ft ) < 8.000BTU/H
Medium room ( >200 sq.ft,<300 sq.ft ) 8.000BTU/H~10,000BTU/H
Large room ( >300 sq.ft,<400 sq.ft ) 10,000BTU/H~12,000BTU/H
Family ( >400 sq.ft,<500 sq.ft ) 12,000BTU/H~14,000BTU/H