Saturday, 10 May 2014

A Most Effective Portable Vent Free Air Conditioner

When looking for a good quality air conditioner that is both portable and ventless, the most effective model is the one to choose to keep you cool in summer. The only problem many people have is in deciding on which is the best type of cooling solution for their home or office.

While many simply go for a conventional air conditioner on wheels and put up with having to site it near a window or other opening on an outside wall to feed the exhaust vent through, some have discovered the vent free alternative. The swamp cooler is a great choice when the space you need to cool is in a low humidity climate zone.

Which Genre of Portable Aircon Unit is Best for You?

You have do to some homework before choosing the most suitable air conditioner for your needs. There will be some determining factors that your final choice will be based upon, so make sure you know what you're getting before you commit to buying a model.

If your budget is large and you are not limited by price tag and similarly not bothered about the environmental aspects of your choice, then a conventional vented aircon unit is probably your best choice if there are no restrictions on where you can site the unit. While they cost more than swamp coolers, the air chilling factor is generally greater and especially so in areas of higher humidity.

But if your budget is more limited and you do care about the environment, as long as the humidity levels in your area are below around 50%, then a swamp cooler can be a very economical and highly portable vent free air cooling solution. There is no need to vent to the outside and power consumption is a fraction of a conventional room air conditioning unit, meaning running costs are kept very low.

Making Your Decision of Air Conditioner Based on Common Sense

Most will simply go for the easy option of a conventional refrigerant based air con unit and not give a second thought to costs and environmental factors. However, the sensible choice is for the unit that will not only save you the most money in purchase cost and running costs, but is kind to the environment in a number of ways.

First of all, the recycling of refrigerant based unit is more complicated because of the ozone-unfriendly gasses contained in the unit, not to mention many other materials that are not easy to recycle. Then there is the high power consumption which has a secondary negative effect on the environment due to the need to burn more fossil fuels to produce the extra electricity to power your device and thousands more like it.

However, with a low cost swamp cooler that is ventless, highly recyclable and uses far less power, you would be doing your bit for the ecological health of your locality while saving yourself money and still enjoying a cooled room and the portability that can only truly come from a model that does not need to be vented to the outside!

Saturday, 22 February 2014

Combination Heating and Cooling Units

While it's usual to focus on air cooling devices when the weather is hot, combination heating and cooling units can kill two birds with one stone in hot and cold weather situations. Let's take a look at the benefits that can be had from taking the two main indoor climate controlling capabilities of portable units when they're united in the one single unit.

When it Gets Too Hot

There is always a great need for indoor cooling power from a compact, portable device in summer when a simple fan simply cannot produce acceptable results. This is especially so in conditions of extreme heat coupled with high humidity.

In these conditions it can become really uncomfortable during the day and almost impossible to sleep at night. A solution that incorporates the portability of a small air conditioning device with the power to keep the indoor temperature at a bearable level is paramount.

When it Gets Too Cold

On the other hand, when it gets very cold outside and the indoor heating system is just not able to cope with keeping certain of those more isolated rooms comfortably warm, a booster from a small portable heater is often necessary to keep the temperature at a decent level.

If your home office space is not warm enough, trying to get any work done can suffer when the ambient temperature drops to unbearably low levels. The same can be said for a bedroom that is too cold at night, where sleeping can be difficult and interrupted through getting too cold, despite having thick blankets.

Space, Size and Logistics

Having a decent portable air cooling unit and a separate heater in a home is fairly common in many families. While one is in constant use, the other will be safely packed away in a garage or storage space until the weather changes and the requirements become reversed.

But when space is limited, such as in the case of living in a very small apartment or if you're staying in a small remote vacation cabin in extreme weather, then it makes sense to have the best of both worlds combined in a single, compact and highly portable unit, whether it is vent free or needs some way to vent exhaust air to the outside.

The benefits are actually quite obvious, especially when your main power source is electricity anyway, or for reasons of building safety regulations you are not allowed to use an indoor propane, kerosene, paraffin or gas heater in winter.

  • Space saving is uppermost in most people's minds when considering a combination heating and cooling unit
  • Cost of purchase is another factor that is kept low by combining two units into one
  • Power consumption in combo units is generally on par with separate devices
  • Maintaining a single unit is generally cheaper than maintaining two

Non Portable Solutions

Not all air conditioning and heating combo units are of the portable variety. You can get many main systems that are fixed to the wall and can handle both tasks extremely well while having very quiet operating noise levels.

These appliances generally cost more than their smaller portable air conditioner and heater counterparts, but generally provide more powerful heating or cooling and can often handle much larger spaces without being overloaded or struggling to maintain a comfortable room temperature.

In the end, it really depends on what your individual needs are concerning climate control in your home or vacation cabin. Your final choice of unit will need to be considered carefully so you end up choosing the right appliance for your needs.