Can YOU help ME re: Portable Air Conditioners?
Any members own or have experience with portable air conditioners? I’m considering one and I’ve been doing some research. Any feedback would be greatly appreciated. I’m looking for one in about at 8,000-10,000 btu range. Features, brands, etc., anything you can offer is appreciated.
oops, sorry Tbearski, my glasses aren’t strong enough I guess, your ”t” looked like an ”f” to me!
Fbearski, thanks for that info on the ductless system, I only need a small bedroom a/c. We have whole house air but that little bedroom needs to be extra cool. We have casement windows so a small one isn’t easy to find, but I’m looking. Thanks!
Just putting this out for you and others in search of a AC unit….Another option is a ductless mini split system, depending where you want to use the AC and your house layout..No ductwork needed. Half the price of Central air and quiet. Small compressor outside with a hose that runs up the side of your outside house through a small 2-3 inch hole in your house to a hamster type fan mounted on your wall. Think of a tower fan laying on it’s side! One unit might be able to do a entire floor and most of the new ones come with a heater which you can use for those chilly spring and fall days! To ball park the money figure-$2500-3500, but cheaper than central air $7-10,000…and if you are buying 3 or 4 hi end ac units to do a whole house than the ductless would pay for itself over time in electrial usage!
Thisgoesto11, thank you for saying check Consumer Reports website about the portable air conditioners. Was thinking of getting that or trying to find a casement window air conditioner. You made up my mind to Not get a portable unit. Sounds like a lot of returns on those, the article said most are no better than a fan!
Tbearski, thanks for your rec. to get a higher end unit, who wants to go through the hassle of getting a new a/c every few years!
After 5 portable single and double hose units and RETURNS…..nothing works better than a window unit! You gotta spend money to get quality…If you are spending close to $500 for a portable than your better option would be a hi end window unit! Those $150 portables sold at the big box stores are meant to be throw-away units after 2 years! Do Your research as said in the previous post!
Check the website.
If you haven’t already run across it in your research, do a search for consumer reports portable air conditioners and read their article.
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06.04.16 10:03 PM