Room Air Conditioners - Casement, Portable, Window Units
Choosing the right room air conditioner
If you are looking for an air conditioner to cool a particular room, there are a number of options open to you. There are a number of different types of unit air conditioners such as the window, casement, portable and wall air conditioners all of which perform the same functions. Choosing the most suitable of these depends on your cooling requirements, budget and personal preference.
Below we have included an introduction to each of the three most popular varieties of room air conditioners; a fuller explanation of each can also be found within this section (simply click on the appropriate link).
Casement air conditioners tend to be a little more expensive than the standard window unit as they may require the removal of a window panel for installation. Most of these units can simply be plugged in and don’t require any extra electrical wiring. More
There are two kinds of portable air conditioners. The first is what is known as an evaporative cooler which uses water to cool the air. The air is brought in from outside and passes through wet pads which also act as air filters. The air is cooled by as much as twenty degrees and the water-based filter means that the air entering the room will have an increased amount of moisture. This system is good for dry climates as more humidity is added to the dry air. More
Window units are useful for cooling office spaces and can provide more cooling support for a central system during extreme weather. This may be of particular importance for use in computer rooms or any room that may be especially susceptible to heat. More