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Articles for Portable Air Conditioners

Portable Air Conditioners: The Top 3 Questions

Portable Air Conditioners: The Top 3 Questions When shopping for a portable air conditioner, it is normal to have a few questions. After over a decade of getting to know this versatile product, we want to be able to answer your questions before you even get the chance to ask them.


Portable Air Conditioner Tips and Tricks

Portable Air Conditioner Tips and Tricks Are you a proud owner of a portable air conditioner, or are you looking to purchase a portable air conditioner and want to get the most from your purchase? Here are 5 tips and tricks to maximize your portable air conditioner’s effectiveness and ensure you have a long and happy relationship together.


Portable Air Conditioners vs. Window Air Conditioners

Portable Air Conditioners vs. Window Air Conditioners Whether you are looking for an air conditioner to be the primary source of cooling for your bedroom, living room or even office, it is important to consider what type of cooling system will best fit your needs and restrictions.


Portable Air Conditioners: Dual Hose vs. Single Hose

Portable Air Conditioners: Dual Hose vs. Single Hose When choosing the right potable air conditioner for your needs, you will likely notice that there are two types of hose configurations to choose from: a single hose or dual hose.


Top 3 Complaints of a Portable Air Conditioner

Top 3 Complaints of a Portable Air Conditioner When the temperatures reach blistering levels, your comfort relies heavily on your air conditioning system. Regardless of what type of system you use, it is essential that it is functioning properly. If a portable air conditioner is your method of air conditioning, there are a few common complaints that can easily be remedied or avoided altogether.


Portable Air Conditioner Accessories

Portable Air Conditioner Accessories When buying a portable air conditioner, you will notice that there are many “accessories” that are either additional or come standard with your unit. Here is a brief break down of the most common accessories and whether or not you should expect them to come with your portable air conditioner purchase


Portable Air Conditioners: Could You Benefit From One?

Portable Air Conditioners: Could You Benefit From One? Does your HOA prevent you from having a window air conditioner? Are you looking for an easy and energy efficient way to cool your studio apartment? Are you wasting money by using your central air conditioning just to cool one room? Are you looking to dehumidify the air as you cool it?


A Buyer's Guide to Purchasing Portable Air Conditioners in Bulk

A Buyer's Guide to Purchasing Portable Air Conditioners in Bulk Many larger companies often inquire about bulk price discounts. We are able to offer such discounts any time we are able to “pallet” these units. That typically means orders of 6+. When we are able to use our freight companies to ship on pallets, we are able to save more money than by shipping the units individually.


How to Lower Your Energy Bills With a Portable Air Conditioner

How to Lower Your Energy Bills With a Portable Air Conditioner Many people wonder, Why should I buy a portable air conditioner if I already have central AC? According to the U.S. Department of Energy, central air conditioning accounts for 5% of all energy consumption in the United States and costs homeowners over $11 billion a year.


Portable Air Conditioners Filtration Options

Portable Air Conditioners Filtration Options When comparing different portable air conditioner options, you may find it beneficial to assess what filter options are available for which units. It may be that the health benefits of a portable air conditioner with a silver ion filter will relieve your allergies while cooling.


How to Install a Portable Air Conditioner in a Casement/Crank Window

How to Install a Portable Air Conditioner in a Casement/Crank Window If you think a portable air conditioner isn’t for you because you have crank or casement windows, you could not be more wrong. Although most portable air conditioners come with a traditional window kit, you can absolutely fabricate an insert to fit into the casement window allowing you to vent your portable air conditioner.


Top 10 Uses for a Portable Air Conditioner

Top 10 Uses for a Portable Air Conditioner You might wonder, what use would I have for a portable AC? Because of their many possible uses, this can be a hard question to answer. When it comes to versatility, a portable air conditioner can give even duct tape a run for its money.


Portable Air Conditioner Care and Maintenance Tips

Portable Air Conditioner Care and Maintenance Tips Portable AC customers have questions regarding the care and maintenance the unit needs in order to run properly and last a long time. Here are some suggestions and tips for you to do exactly that.


5 Ways a Portable Air Conditioner Can Save You Money

5 Ways a Portable Air Conditioner Can Save You Money According to the Los Angeles Times, “it makes a lot of sense from money-saving and comfort standpoints” to own a portable conditioner. If you buy the correct unit for your size requirements and follow operating instructions, there is no reason why owning a portable air conditioner won’t lower your energy bills significantly.


Central Air Conditioner Alternatives

Central Air Conditioner Alternatives Before the heat sets in, there are various things to take into consideration before paying to update, fix or replace your central air conditioning system. There are alternatives to think about before making this huge expense.


Energy Efficiency Ratios (EER) of Portable Air Conditioners

Energy Efficiency Ratios (EER) of Portable Air Conditioners Portable air conditioners’ energy efficiency is most commonly measured by its Energy Efficiency Ratio. This ratio takes into account the unit’s BTUs and power consumption (in wattages). For example, if a unit’s BTU rating is 14,000 and its wattage is 1,400, that portable air conditioner’s EER would be a flat 10.0.


Tips on How to Survive a Heatwave

Tips on How to Survive a Heatwave When a heatwave strikes, the soaring temperatures can be very uncomfortable, especially for those without conventional air conditioning. In some cases, it can also pose severe health risks. Below are some tips for beating the heat.


Heat and Humidity: The Dreaded Dynamic Duo

Heat and Humidity: The Dreaded Dynamic Duo Without a sufficient cooling option, excessive heat can be bothersome. But even beyond that, heat and humidity together can be downright miserable. Based out of Texas, we know this better than almost anyone.


Top 10 Cities for a Portable Air Conditioner

Top 10 Cities for a Portable Air Conditioner Over the years, we’ve seen portable air conditioners produce some interesting geographical trends. Although they are being used nationwide, some areas, it seems, tend to use portable air conditioners more than others.


Should You Air Condition a Garage With a Portable Air Conditioner?

Should You Air Condition a Garage With a Portable Air Conditioner? We get this question from customers frequently. Will it work? The short answer is that it is possible. The long answer is that, in most cases, it is very difficult for a portable air conditioner to be effective in cooling a garage.


Server Room Super Heroes: Portable Air Conditioners

Server Room Super Heroes: Portable Air Conditioners Your data and server rooms are of the utmost importance to you and your business. So why leave them at risk of overheating, crashing and hot spots? General recommendations, although varying slightly at times, suggest that your server room should not fall below 50°F or above 82°F.


Portable Air Conditioner BTUs: What do they mean and why should I care?

Portable Air Conditioner BTUs: What do they mean and why should I care? When shopping for a portable air conditioner, you may have come across the foreign acronym “BTU.” It appears not only in every product description but also in many product names. It is obvious that this is important to understanding portable air conditioners, but it is not clear why that is and why it should matter to you.


Top 5 Portable Air Conditioners

Top 5 Portable Air Conditioners Of all the portable air conditioners on the market, there are five units that continue to impress us and our customers. Here is a brief overview of these notable units:


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