Portable Air Conditioners

Mobile Room Air Conditioning Review

Portable Air Conditioner

Portable air conditioners are one of the newest types on the market and they operate on the same general principles as your average refrigerator. The evaporator coil is the primary device within a portable air conditioning unit that is responsible for cooling the air.

The heat that is retrieved is then released hot coil known as the compressor - both coils often have fins to help with the even distribution of air and are located in a "box" that houses both.

When the portable air conditioner unit is turned on a compressor draws refrigerant or coolant from the condenser to the evaporator. At the evaporator coil the heat is pulled from the air, and this heat is then transferred to the refrigerant which reverts into a gas phase. Form here then channeled to the condenser where it is put under great pressure. The heat is expelled through a vent and the refrigerant returns to its previous liquid state.

But as the name suggests, portable air conditioning units require no permanent installation which makes them remarkably flexible and adaptable to a number of situations. The majority of units have caster wheels installed for greater mobility.

As well as cooling the air, air conditioners also dehumidify it – meaning it removes some of the moisture content. This moisture has to be collected so models are therefore equipped with an internal chamber for catching the condensed moisture (this will need to be emptied periodically).

There is one draw back to some portable air conditioning units, and that is the creation of a negative air pressure within a room - this is due to from air elsewhere leaching into the room to replace the air that has been drawn into the unit. Some air conditioner companies have found a solution to this by utilizing two-hoses - one that draws in the air and another separate one to release the heated air.

So where might you use a portable air Conditioner?

Firstly, they are very good ways of eliminating odors from rooms - this includes smoke, animals, and even cooking (making them ideal for the kitchen.) Due to the fact that they can create negative pressure zones it means that air form existing rooms will be drawn in to replace the .

They are perfect if there is a need for supplement cooling i.e. there may be rooms which are connected up to a central air conditioning system but still may need further cooling. This is often the case where rooms contain electrical equipment which generates heat energy, such as computer rooms and photocopiers.

Whenever there is a need to "move the cooling effect" a portable air conditioner is the way to go, and is ideal for small rooms at a cost which is substantially less than that of split-system air conditioners.





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