Be it a private family function or a commercial office space, permanent heating or cooling solutions may only be practical sometimes. What do you do when temporary yet acute needs arise?
Invest in a portable air conditioner rental! You can roll it from one room to the other or take it with you on the road. Heat waves all across the Australian mainland are getting worse, and surprisingly, it is also changing how people use air conditioners and design their homes.
Open-floor plans and portable air conditioning units (in light of the rising costs of permanent solutions) are becoming the norm. However, before investing in portable coolers, consider a few factors, as listed below.
- They are Suitable for Individual Rooms
Are you looking for heating or cooling solutions for separate rooms at a time? Then a portable air cooler will come in handy.
They are compact (though multiple sizes may be available) to heat or cool individual rooms. Depending on your needs, you can roll the air conditioner from one room to another. However, they may not be helpful if you need a solution for multiple rooms or the whole house simultaneously.
- Available in a Variety of Sizes
Depending on your chosen supplier, a portable unit may be available in various sizes - 4kW, 4.5kW, 15kW, and so on.
Choose the air conditioner’s size carefully after considering the size of the space you need it for. You can rent out just one or invest in multiple in case the room size is very large. They can even be different sizes depending upon the size of individual rooms.
- Portable Air Conditioners Come with a Built-In Thermostat
Most portable air-conditioning units come with a built-in thermostat that lets you set the temperature you want.
They usually use a touchpad or remote control instead of a wall thermostat common in the case of permanent air conditioning units. Once you have set the desired temperature, all you need to do is sit back and let the system do its job.
- Portable Units are Loud
If you are planning to invest in a portable air conditioner rental, it is essential to know that they are loud. Where central heating or cooling systems are quiet, portable units emit noise since there is no outdoor unit for the latter.
The fan and compressor are all housed within the portable unit, emitting noise at full volume. In-built fans are present only in some portable units, and if they are, they add to the noise.
- These Units Collect Moisture
In the case of permanent air conditioners or central HVAC systems, the moisture trapped in the room is released through the outdoor unit.
However, since portable systems do not have this outlet, they collect moisture that needs to be drained regularly. The frequency of drainage depends on the humidity levels of the room.
In any case, you might need to drain moisture at least once a month.
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Other than the factors mentioned above, remember that portable coolers take up much floor space. But they are excellent temporary heating and cooling solutions for personal and commercial needs.
Make sure you understand the specifications of a portable air conditioner rental to choose the right size for your needs. And what's more, enjoy a comfortable atmosphere where the temperature is just right!