How to Choose Home Portable Air Conditioners

by Gary Pearson

A good combination of performance, efficiency and value are important while looking around for home portable air conditioners. The first step involves checking out the amount of cooling required for your home. Generally the ability of cooling for portable air conditioners depends upon the amount of Btu/hr.

To give an example to cool an area from 100 to 300 square feet you will need a machine that has 5000 to 6000 Btu/h. In case your requirement is to cool a place in the range of 350 to 950 square feet you will need an air conditioner with 9800 to 12500 Btu/h. There are other things including the size which will help you decide. You should also consider the design of the room as well as the climate of the place where you live.

While checking the efficiency parameter of the home portable air conditioner it is very necessary to check for a particular sticker of certification such as CSA – the Canadian Standards Association or AHAM – the Association of Home Appliance Manufacturers. Having these stickers will ensure that the air conditioner is of good standards and will provide with high efficiency.

While looking at the value aspect of the home portable air conditioners it must be understood that it is not necessary to have feature which will never be used. Many air conditioners provide with extra features at higher costs. It is essential to buy only according to our needs and we must remember that a funkier looking system doesn’t generally provide with better performance.

Before you go to buy the portable air conditioner it is a good idea to know more about it. Outline your requirements to make things easier for you. You can check more details on the internet or home appliance catalogues and magazines. You can read the testimonials left by the users on the website as well as compare the price and the features of the different brands. It is a time taking proposition as there are many models to choose from. It is also a good idea to take some advice if you are out of touch with home appliances.

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