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Choosing a Home Portable Air Conditioner

Sep 13, 2008
When shopping for home portable air conditioners, individuals ought to be looking for a combination of performance, efficiency and value. First of all it's imperative to figure out just how much cooling you require. Home portable air conditioner's ability to cool a space depends on the amount of Btu/h.

Normally for cooling and area of up to 300 square feet, a 5000 btu/hr air conditioner is required. While air conditioners which have a capacity of around 12500 Btu/hr are able to cool larger areas like 900 square feet. Thus the size of the conditioner unit is essential in choosing conditioners apart from other factors such as the climate and construction space.

When considering the efficiency aspect of choosing home portable air conditioners, it's important to look for a sticker of certification from AHAM - the Association of Home Appliance Manufacturers or CSA - the Canadian Standards Association. These stickers will insure the homeowner is buying an energy efficient home portable air conditioning unit.

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.

If ready to buy a portable air conditioning unit for your home, do your homework. Figure out exactly what you expect or need. Browse the appliance section in home appliance catalogues and magazines or the many home appliance websites on the Internet. Compare the features and the prices of the various home portable air conditioners and read testimonials or check ratings for each system. There are many to choose from so it may take awhile to make the final decision. Be sure to ask for advice if you are totally out-of-the-loop about home portable air conditioners.
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