When summer heat becomes very unbearable it becomes necessary that you think about installing and using an air conditioning unit to bring temperatures down to a more comfortable level. Whether you go for a portable air conditioning system or a central air conditioning unit depends on how thoroughly you understand the working of each type. The popularly held belief is that a portable air conditioning system can prove to be the better solution and the most common reason for such beliefs is that it is cheaper and more convenient to use. However, this is in fact not always true and so it makes sense to find out the reasons why.
Portable Air Conditioning System Uses Miniaturized Condensers
Typically, a portable air conditioning system is a unit that has miniaturized condensers that do not have to be mounted on a window or to a wall. This makes them very portable and so you can take your portable unit from one room to another without much fuss or bother. On the face of it, it would seem that a portable air conditioning system is more economical but in fact to really understand whether it is the more economical option requires that you study its various pros and cons.
The plus side to using a portable air conditioning system is that such a unit can prove to be very handy in cooling small rooms or those rooms that are not evenly shaded. And, for a cost price of between three hundred and five hundred dollars it is certainly cost effective because a central air conditioning unit would set you back ten times this amount.
On the down side, a portable air conditioning system is not effective in cooling larger rooms and when it is used consistently it proves to be rather ineffective. Then again, such a system is more costly to run and in fact, its cost works out to be about a dollar and twenty-five cents per hour which can become a tidy sum of money if more than one such unit is being used. Also, a portable air conditioning system is very noisy and so can prove to be a nuisance.
Depending on how much area needs to be cooled you will need to take a call as to whether a portable air conditioning system is the better option or the central air conditioning system. For an entire home there no doubts that a portable air conditioning system is not the right solution. However, for small homes where there is also a lot of shade the portable air conditioning system can prove to be the better option. However, even then the best way to use a portable air conditioning system is to use it as a device that helps to augment the cooling provided by a central or larger sized air conditioning system and not as an independent cooling solution.
In fact, a small portable air conditioning unit can also be put to best use in cooling a mobile home. Also, being self contained and very mobile it is also well suited for cooling any area where a larger sized air conditioning unit is unable to provide sufficient cooling.