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Preparing for My Dream Home

My husband and I have spent a lot of time consulting with an architect. After living in our cramped, starter home for the past 11 years, we were finally ready to make some needed changes to it. We have added an extra 600 square feet of space onto our house. Before the construction began, we finalized the plans for our new heating and air conditioning unit with our HVAC contractor. Because our home was going to be substantially bigger than it is now, we purchased a larger HVAC system. We also installed a new, digital thermostat inside my home. On this blog, I hope you will discover the best types of HVAC units to buy for mid-size homes. Enjoy!


Preparing for My Dream Home

3 Situations Where Portable Air Conditioners Make Perfect Sense

by Rita Richardson

Of all the different types of air conditioning units out there, portable A/C units offer the most flexibility. These units are designed with mobility in mind, featuring a lightweight, compact design and durable casters for effortless movement from one room to another. Setup is minimal and the unit itself is usually powerful enough to cool off a single room.

There are plenty of situations where portable air conditioning comes in handy, including the ones mentioned below:

1. Emergency Cooling During A/C Outages

Imagine your A/C system suddenly conks out during the middle of a sweltering summer day. You can close your blinds and break out the box fans, but there's only so much you can do to keep your home cool without air conditioning.

A portable air conditioner can help you keep your cool until your HVAC technician arrives and makes repairs. Portable A/C units don't require the installation and setup of temporary window-mounted A/C units, nor are you stuck with a single location.

Remember that portable A/C units can reliably cool only a single room at a time, so plan on moving your unit from room to room as your home's cooling needs change. To make things a bit easier, pick one or two rooms and confine the bulk of your family's activities to those rooms until your main A/C system is back online.

2. Supplemental Cooling

If you feel as though your current A/C system isn't giving you the cooling comfort you want, you can always boost it by using a portable A/C unit in conjunction with your regular cooling. Supplemental cooling via portable A/C comes in handy during heat waves, especially if your regular A/C system is feeling the strain of cooling during unseasonably hot weather.

Supplemental cooling should only be used occasionally. If you need your portable A/C system to supplement your main A/C system on a daily basis, then chances are there's something wrong with your main A/C unit. A thorough A/C inspection performed by an HVAC professional can help uncover hidden problems and restore your main A/C system's performance.

3. Spot Cooling for Smaller Spaces

Your home may have places your main A/C system can't reach. These areas often include insulated garages and rooms recently added on during home renovations. Without nearby ducts or adequate space for a window-mounted unit, these areas can get uncomfortably warm, especially on very hot days. Portable A/C units are the perfect answer to keeping these areas cool and comfortable.

For more infomation, reach out to an air conditioning professional.