Fuengirola, Espana (PressExposure) February 09, 2012 -- When homeowners think of air conditioners, they have the mindset that central air conditioning units are the way forward and very little thought is given to portable air conditioning units, and yet, they could be one of the most versatile appliances in your home.
It simply doesn't make economic sense to keep a whole house fully air conditioned throughout the summer especially when most of the rooms are empty. Some people like to keep a certain amount of climate control to keep furniture from getting damaged, but it certainly doesn't have to be at the same comfort level for living conditions.
Portable air conditioning units, in this situation would make perfect sense, the owner can move it into the kitchen during meal times, into the lounge when relaxing in front of the television, and then into the bedroom at night to ensure perfect nights sleep.
Portable air conditioners are very cost effective; they are available if you need extra spot cooling without causing your electric bill to shoot out of control. They also store away nicely when not in use, most units are about the same height and slightly wider than a vacuum cleaner so this will give you an idea of the sort of space you will need to store one.
To use your portable air conditioning in almost any situation consider buying a unit with the highest BTU rating you can afford. All air conditioners put out exhaust in the form of hot air, regardless of whether you are talking about a central system, a window unit or a portable air conditioner take the hot air out and replace it with cool air, the hot air needs to go somewhere.
Portable units will come with a collapsible duct tubing much like a tumble dryer, to channel the hot air elsewhere, typically out of a window. All air conditioners remove moisture from the air to various degrees of efficiency, and with portable units, some have a container where the condensation is stored until you manually empty it.
The new generation portable air conditioners feature 'self evaporative' technology which is a new breakthrough for portable units. All air conditioning systems create water and this includes portables, and this water created by a portable unit is collected in an internal water tank.
The standard unit an alarm sounds when the tank is full and you will have to manually empty the water tank. 'Self Evaporative Technology' means that the water collected in the internal water tank is pumped internally over the condenser which is hot in air conditioning mode to aid in the cooling process and achieve cheaper running costs.
A spokesman for Climachill air conditioning specialists located on the South coast of the UK said "portable units recycle approximately 75% of the water which is generated when the unit is cooling, and the consumer can expect increased cooling capacity, increased energy efficiency, reduced running costs, and more importantly significantly reduced emptying of the water tank. Our units feature Heat pump heating technology, and these units heat extremely well, and is approximately 3 times more efficient than an electric heater, and an extremely energy efficient method of heating. We sell a huge amount of portable units nationwide and can supply exactly what the customer wants".
For further information visit: http://www.climachill.co.uk