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Keep Your Cool and Finish Summer Projects with a Portable A/C in Your Garage

Posted by Ivey on August 1st, 2013

Garage WorkspaceFor many families, the garage becomes a multi-use facility. Whether you use it as a work station, place to restore your dream car, or it’s the practice space for your  band, summer brings one common problem: soaring temperatures. Unfortunately, this heat can transform  your crucial band practice into what seems like heat survival practice—and in some areas of the country, it’s going to be hot for a while longer. Not to mention the toll that keeping an attached garage cool can take on your electricity bill. Despite the heat, there’s no reason to list your car for sale or break up the band; instead, try out a garage portable air conditioner.

Portable air conditioners let you keep your attached or unattached garage cool within a budget. Even better, they take up very little room and are easy to wheel into place, so you’ll have room open for your tools, storage items, and more. A compact portable AC you can easily move in and out of your space is a common feature to consider.

Since garages don’t have good insulation and can get super-hot, it’s important to get a portable AC that’s powerful and rugged. If your garage has a window, venting a portable AC is simple using its window kit; if not, you’ll have to vent through a wall or out the main garage door—but either way, all portable ACs need to be vented.

whynter-14000btu-arc-14s-mdThe Whynter 14,000 BTU Dual Hose portable air conditioner is a great choice for cooling your garage workspace. It’s an eco-friendly portable AC that effortlessly cools up to 500 square feet. Thanks to its dual hose design, it exhausts stuffy, uncomfortable air outside your space while circulating refreshing air throughout it. A handy adjustable thermostat with remote control allows you to easily set it to your perfect temperature. Plus, a programmable timer gives you the flexibility to have it automatically turn on so your workspace is cool when you’re ready to go.

You can also keep it around all year, because it offers a supplemental heat mode for winter months (which are rapidly approaching!). It also includes dehumidifying and fan-only modes.

Worried about emptying condensation collected as it cools? This Whynter AC eliminates that issue thanks to a fully evaporative design. Finding a model that won’t need to be manually emptied all the time is a good idea if you’re using it in a garage. A self-evaporative design or an AC that can be continuously drained is ideal.

Portable air conditioners like this one are ideal for cooling your work and hobby areas without breaking the bank. Keeping your garage cool while you work isn’t as hard as you may think—just look for one that has powerful cooling, is built to last, and easy to use. Check out other popular garage portable air conditioners.

Has a portable AC improved the working conditions in your garage? Tell us about it in the comments below!

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