Cooling and heating of homes has become a must over the years. Before, alternatives means of cooling and heating were used. They were inefficient and polluted the environment. They were unsafe and needed a lot of efforts to be up and running. They were also very expensive to operate and maintain.
However, there has been a lot of advancement in this front and reliable systems have been created. A cooling and heating system should be available when it is needed the most. Maintaining and operating the system should also be cheap. Once installed, the system should last for a long time before being replaced.
The cost of energy is high and a system that will help in cutting the energy use in a home is a great advantage. Choosing the right equipment to be used in the system is the first step in this process. The equipment to be used consume minimum energy and would efficiently work in cooling and heating the system. This ensures you use few systems in heating and cooling your home.
Portable conditioners have become very common as one of the efficient equipment used in cooling and heating. The portable air conditioner is used to cool and dehumidify the house. These conditioners can be used to cool the room or attic on the spot. They can also be used as space heaters or fans. One thing that has made many people not buy these conditioners is the price.
They are trouble free since they can easily be moved from one location to another. It is also easier to install than the window units. The window is still needed in the room to vent the hot air outside. They come with an exhaust tube and a foam insert. The water is either drained inside a bucket or out the window. They are portable but slightly heavy weighing between 50 to 90 pounds.
Like most of the electronics, they have energy efficiency ratings. The higher the ratings the better the saving you stand to make in electricity bill. The higher rated conditioners are more expensive, but they provide a lot of savings in the long run.
Most of the portable conditioners can be used to cool a room of between 150 to 200 square feet. If the room is larger, you should opt for conditioners that have a higher power. They also consume more power than the smaller ones. The conditioners that use more power has more controls and multiple speeds to choose from. There are some that have remote controls. The latest portable air conditioners in the market come with self-evaporating technology.
This means you have to know the size of the room. This will give you the chance to choose a portable air conditioner that will effectively work for the entire room. The style of the conditioner will also influence your choice.
The cost of the portable air conditioner should not be used in determining the choice you make. The price can be misleading at times. There are some conditioners that might seem cheap but their quality is good.