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Portable Air Conditioners — Top Five Benefits

Posted by John on July 30th, 2008

portable air conditionersIf you can’t stand the heat, don’t get out of the kitchen. Get a portable air conditioner instead! PACs, or spot coolers, have been around for a while, but their popularity has soared in recent years due to their convenience, versatility, and energy efficiency.

Here are the top five benefits of owning a portable air conditioner:

1. Low Price – All things considered, portable air conditioners are more affordable than conventional window air conditioners. (Of course, the high-end portable spot coolers will cost more than the low-end window units.)

2. No Installation Required – You don’t have to call a professional or break a sweat to set up a portable air conditioner. Just find an exit for the exhaust hose, and you’re done. Snap!

3. Portable and Convenient – Thanks to the built-in casters, you can roll your portable air conditioner from room to room – wherever you need cool air. Most of them are also lightweight and easy to carry.

4. Energy Efficient – Compared to a central air conditioner that cools an entire house, a portable air conditioner is much more energy efficient. A PAC is smaller and incurs lower operation costs. Plus, with a PAC, you can focus on specific areas that need to be cooled. That’s true efficiency.

Sharp PAC5. Bonus Features – A spot cooler not only cools the air, but it also dehumidifies the air. If you suffer from allergies, you know that it’s important to keep indoor humidity levels low – because high humidity encourages the growth of allergens like mold and dust mites. Some portable air conditioners feature a “dehumidify-only” mode that will remove moisture from the air without cooling it (see Sharp portable air conditioners).

Soleus Air PA1-12R-32 five-in-one spot cooler Other PACs feature built-in high-efficiency air filters to clean the air, and some even include built-in heaters so that the appliance offers functionality and value year-round. The Soleus Air PA1-12R-32, for instance, may serve as a portable air conditioner, a heater, a dehumidifier, an air purifier, or a fan.

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One Response to “Portable Air Conditioners — Top Five Benefits”

  1. Famous AC and Heat Says:

    Before purchasing any of these systems, be sure to read a lot of portable air conditioning units reviews online to find out which one best suits you and your family’s needs.

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