6 Reason to Buy a Portable Air Conditioner

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6 Reason to Buy a Portable Air Conditioner

Daphne Mallory · Oct 11, 2010

A renter has few options when it comes to cooling an apartment, which is why so many buy a portable air conditioner. You can’t install a central air conditioning system, and then take it with you to the next apartment. That costs too much money, and the idea isn’t practical. Besides the affordability, here are 6 reasons to buy a portable air conditioner:

1. No Window Setup

You might want to buy a portable air conditioner if you’re worried about a burglar removing an air conditioner in the window while you’re gone. A portable air conditioner doesn’t require you to set it up in the window. In fact, you’ll want to shut your windows to get the best results. You roll the unit from room to room as you need it. Some landlords don’t allow window units, because of city code or for other reasons. That doesn’t mean you can’t cool your apartment with an air conditioner. You can get around the problem if you buy a portable air conditioner.

2. Better Than Ceiling Fans

A ceiling fan won’t cool the room, but a portable air conditioner will because of the refrigerant included in the technology. Some apartments get so hot in the summer months that it’s almost unbearable. Don’t rely on ceiling fans to cool it down, because it won’t. Instead, buy a portable air conditioner to avoid your apartment reaching high temperatures.

3. Save on Utility Bills

Another reason to buy a portable air conditioner instead of one that you have to install in the window is that it uses less energy. You won’t have to pay as much for your electric bill. It also beats using central air conditioning, and you should consider using one even if your apartment has central heating and air. Saving money on energy is important when you’re renting, which makes a portable air conditioner your best buy.

4. Improved Indoor Air Quality

Keeping the air in your apartment clean and free of contaminants is a challenge, especially if you live in an apartment with many other tenants. Air travels through vents and ducts from the other apartments and enters yours, carrying smells and other things that can make for a poor quality of air in your living environment. If you buy a portable air conditioner, get one with a filter. The filter will trap bacteria, spores and other contaminants in the air. These are easy to change monthly, and you’ll want to do that for the filters to work properly.

5. Dehumidifier

You won’t need an extra dehumidifier with a portable air conditioner. It functions as one, as it goes through the process of circulating air and cooling it to your desired temperature settings. You’ll have two pieces of equipment in one, which saves you money.

6. Size

The size of a portable air conditioner is appealing, especially when you don’t plan to rent your apartment for very long. It’s not bulky, and much smaller than a window unit. You can tuck it away in a corner and forget about it.

If you’re looking to cool your apartment, without much of an investment up front, then buy a portable air conditioner. In addition to the ways you’ll save money, you can enjoy these benefits mentioned.

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