Fuengirola, Espana (PressExposure) February 29, 2012 -- Summer is on the way and it could be a scorcher. Who would have thought it a few years ago, that in February you would be able to sit in the sun outdoors in the UK. The whole world is changing in terms of weather patterns as the globe is warming up, thus we can expect more and more hot sweltering weather, at sometimes unexpected times, such as February and March, simply because our seasons are also changing.
The consumer will be looking for ways to keep cool in the sweltering heat, thus turning to the home portable air conditioner, which of course can be found in a variety of sizes, before you buy, it is best to estimate the size of space that needs cooling the consumer needs to choose accordingly a unit that is fit for purpose.
It is easy to calculate how many BTUs (British Thermal Units) will be needed, just follow this rule of thumb and allow 20 BTUs per square foot, just remember bigger in not necessarily better when it comes to portable air conditioning simply because if the unit is too large for a room it will give a damp, cold feeling, on the other hand if a machine is not large enough it will be running constantly without cooling the room enough.
With the weather patterns changing it is hard to tell how long you will use a unit for, but expensive central air conditioning systems are not always the best solution, especially if the summer is short and then comes a long cold winter, at lease portable air conditioning units, can keep you cool during the few months that it is needed and then can be easily stored away. For comfort year-round the answer is surely a unit that can offer heat in the wintertime, and cooling in the summer a perfect solution.
There are things to consider when purchasing portable air conditioners besides just convenience and price. A good air conditioner should operate quietly; have easy to use controls, and an air filter that is removable and easy to clean. Other features should include adjustable air speed and vents as well as a programmable timer this will enable you to schedule times for the unit to turn on and off.
These days every appliance you buy has an Energy Star rating which saves money and does not cause environmental damage, thus it is important to look for the Energy Star symbols when purchasing and along with the correct size will ensure you have an appliance fit for purpose.
A spokesman for Climachill air conditioning specialists located on the South Coast of the UK said "we stock different models of portable air conditioners, and supply nationwide, we can offer advice on what would work for you in your home or office, and of course all our models are energy efficient and will save you money. We pride ourselves on the service we offer to all our customers, air conditioning is our specialty and along with the best products, is where our confidence comes from".
For further information visit: http://www.climachill.co.uk