How to choose a portable air conditioner for a room

During summer what we all want most is having an effective air conditioner so we search for the best air conditioner and find some best but after seeing the price most of us try to search for the alternative and land up on portable air conditioner as the price is very low as compared to normal ac we tend to buy it which is a bad idea as before buying any portable air conditioner we should consider some major points which will help in choosing the best portable air conditioners for your home.

Points to consider

Energy Efficiency

The main point of all is energy efficiency and Energy Efficiency Ratio (EER) is the ratio that defines the efficiency of the unit. Always consider buying a high EER unit as this shows that the unit is energy efficient and will help you in saving up to $70 per year.

Cost of the unit

As compared to window air conditioners, portable air conditioners are very cheap and have many features in it but still, there are some portable units which are very expensive but have fewer features compared to cheap ones so always consider some basic features like energy efficiency, weight, noise level before buying the unit.

Maintenance Cost

Having a product which needs a lot of maintenance is not a good choice so before buying a portable air conditioner you should get the maintenance details about the unit as if you buy a unit which costs less but requires frequent maintenance is more troublesome and costly when compared to any expensive ones.

Size of the unit

If your room is small and you buy a big ac unit then it will just be a trouble for you and your family as it will consume more space in the room and sometimes may trouble in shifting of the unit from one place to another so always consider the size of the room before buying a portable air conditioners as small portable ACs are also very good.

Size of the Room

If your room is small then the real trouble begins as it confuses most of us about which small unit to choose for the room. Sometimes due to this small problem, many make mistakes of buying a high-power portable air conditioner or buying a less power unit so to help you with this we have listed some standard parameters while buying a unit for a small room.

Unit chart

8,000 BTUs will cover 200 sq. ft. (1,600 cubic feet)
10,000 BTUs will cover 300 sq. ft. (2,400 cubic feet)
12,000 BTUs will cover 400 sq. ft. (3,200 cubic feet)
13,000 BTUs will cover 450 sq. ft. (3,600 cubic feet)
14,000 BTUs will cover 500 sq. ft. (4,000 cubic feet)

Weather

If the air is already humid in the region then having a portable air conditioner might be useless or less effective as in humid air, adding moisture to the air will make the space more uncomfortable. So always consider this point before buying a portable air con unit.

Conclusion

These are some main points that everyone must consider before choosing a portable air conditioner for the room. This article will definitely help in finding the best unit for any kind of room. 

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