Top 5 Benefits of a Portable Air Conditioner

Summer’s just around the corner, and we want to make sure you and your family stay cool when ice cream weather arrives!

If you’re exploring cooling solutions for your home, a portable air conditioner should be on your list. They’re cost-effective and flexible as you can slide the unit into different rooms or even to your RV or camper van. No more wasting money on central air when you’re just in one room of your home!  Plus, a portable air conditioner is easy to install and a great alternative if your home doesn’t allow window AC units. They can be perfect for rental homes, dorm rooms, storage units, and more. 

We want you to make the best decision for your home, so let’s dive deeper into the top benefits of portable ACs: 

Cut Your Energy Costs

Portable air conditioners spot cool the room you’re in, versus the entire house. If you spend most of the day in one place, like a home office, it doesn’t make sense to crank down your central AC thermostat. So much waste, right? Strategically deploying a small portable air conditioner can significantly lower your central AC costs. Operating a portable AC in one room versus a 2.5 ton central AC in your entire home could save you as much as 5 times on your monthly electricity bill. Imagine reducing your electricity bill from $306 per month to under $100 per month, while still keeping cool all day long!

Roll from Room to Room

Designed with mobility in mind, a moveable portable air conditioner comes on wheels, so you can roll it from room to room – wherever you need cool air.  Run it in your home office during the day and then slide it into the bedroom at night. To make it even easier, pick up  extra exhaust hose sets from Honeywell so room switches are a quick snap-on and off. 

Lastly, living in a home with stairs? No problem! Portable ACs tend to be relatively lightweight,  making them easier to lift. However, if you intend on cooling separate rooms on different levels frequently, buying two units could be the better option.

Easy set up with no permanent installation 

Window AC units are often restricted by apartment buildings and HOAs. Renters rarely have the option of adding one to their home, but no worries as a free-standing air conditioner, portable ACs can be set up in any room with a window. Plus, initial set up requires no heavy lifting or professional help — it’s a snap!  Just find an exit for the exhaust hose in a window and you’re done. Plus, unlike a window air conditioner unit, which can block your view and incoming light, a portable air conditioner hose takes up just a fraction of your window. 

Take it with you on the road

Summertime is synonymous with road trips, but It can be difficult to stay cool in trailers, RVs or pop up campers. Many don’t come with cooling systems and even when they do, they can be unreliable. Don't get caught hot and sweaty on the road when a portable AC is an easy fix.  

Cools and dries at the same time

Most portable air conditioners are two-in-ones; they cool and dehumidify. If you live in a humid climate, you know how uncomfortable high humidity can be, especially in the height of summer. Keeping your home dry alleviates allergies by mitigating mold and dust mites. Also,  most units feature a dehumidifier-only mode for year round use. 

Happy shopping! 

Portable ACs keep getting more popular as folks recognize their energy-saving benefits and versatility. So, if the heat is getting you down, don't be sad, a portable AC is here to save the day! If you are looking for energy-saving cooling options for outdoors, check out a  Honeywell outdoor portable air cooler for effective outdoor air conditioning.

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