Portable air conditioner

A portable air conditioner as the name suggests can be easily transported inside a home or office or any other place that needs air conditioning. They are available with different capacities of between 1,800–18,000 W output and with or without electric-resistance heaters. Portable air conditioners can be either evaporative or refrigerative. This system is another type of the unitary air conditioning system because they have a compact box with all components and uses a hose to expel heat to the outside on the wall. The components are usually made in a smaller size thus making the unit mobile. These are the noisiest types of air conditioner. They release cool air into a room and release the hot air to the outside. It uses refrigerant in the transport of heat from the room to the outside with the refrigerant changing state upon absorbing heat to a hot refrigerant gas and reverts back to liquid upon being cooled. This air conditioner also humidifies air as it cools it. The portable air conditioner will be convenient for rooms that the central air conditioner cannot cool.

There is also another type of portable air conditioner known as a portable split system that is connected to the exterior unit via pipes and tubes. It is also known as a terminal unit or PTAC, packaged terminal air conditioner. This AC system has two distinct units that serve to cool the rooms with interconnecting tubing for the refrigerant to easily move through both systems. The two units are the condensing and the evaporative unit. The condensing unit is placed on the outside and t consists of the condenser, its fan and the compressor. While on the inside the evaporative unit has the evaporator, its fan, the expansion valve and the evaporative coil. The inside unit keeps the room cool even as it expels heat to the outside through the condensing unit. Once the air is cooled on the inside the heat carried through the refrigerant is expelled to the outside and this way the cycle continues until the room is cool enough to be comfortable and can then it can be kept at those conditions. For systems that are connected to the outside during harsh weather such as winter with the snow and water you will need a strong protective covering for the outside unit. Alternatively you can move it to the inside of the house until the season passes as you will not need to cool your home in winter. You also have the option of using the unit in the opposite way where you have the evaporative unit on the outside and the condensing unit on the inside of the house and this will help you keep your house warm during the cold months.

These units are easy to install and maintain and repairs are not so expensive in case t has a problem and needs to be fixed. You can count on a qualified technician to do the diagnosis and the fixing at an affordable price.