A portable AC can be a good option if you only want to cool one room in your home. There are a few options to choose from, depending on your needs and how much you want to spend. Unlike central air conditioners or window units, you don’t permanently install a portable AC unit.
What Is a Portable AC?
A portable AC pulls hot air from the room it’s in and replaces it with cool air. It does so by using a refrigerant, a compressor and a fan. As heat is extracted from a room, it is blown outside. These units also reduce the humidity in a room.
Single-Hose Portable AC
These units pull air from inside a room and expel it through a hose put in a nearby window. These are usually the least expensive portable AC units you can buy.
Dual-Hose Portable AC
As the name implies, these units have two hoses in a nearby window. One hose pulls in fresh air from outside, while the other expels stagnant air from inside. A dual-hose portable AC unit can quickly cool a room. They’re also more efficient than single-hose portable AC units.
What Features Do Portable ACs Have?
Features vary on these units, but most come with a remote to control them from a distance. They often have a timer to start and stop it when you choose. You can operate them just as a fan, so they don’t cool the room. Some oscillate, so cool air blows across the room. Another feature is Dehumidify, which removes moisture from the room without cooling it.
Is There Maintenance?
On many portable AC units, you need to empty water that is collected from the air. There’s an air filter you need to clean every few weeks.
Hammack Service Company, Inc. in Richardson, TX, can help you when you want to cool or heat your entire home. We install, repair and tune up heaters and air conditioners. We also have indoor air quality products and services. For the best in-home comfort, give our team a call today.