Cooling appliances are a great way to stay cool in the summer, wherever you are in your home; they are portable and can be easily moved to another room in your living quarters. Portable cooling appliances always come with caster wheels, which will allow you to roll your device to the next room without breaking a sweat. These appliances bring refreshing cool air into your home, by replacing the warm air inside thus providing you with a relaxing environment. The majority of portable cooling appliances come with an exhaust tube that will need to be occasionally vented but this a small chore and is well worth the portability you get.
Some offices and homes have restrictions against window air conditioners and there are some accommodations that are limited in size and don’t have enough space to fit an air conditioner. Instead of remaining drenched in sweat inside a stuffy room, you can utilize a cooling appliance. For example, some of the rooms in which it could be difficult and impractical to install an air conditioner include the garage, workshop, sun rooms and conservatories. Most cooling appliances have the ability to cool a room that is about 400 sq feet in size. They are also a great way to supplement a window air conditioner or central air system.
Not only will a portable cooling appliance make your room temperature colder, but it will also dehumidify the air by drawing in the surrounding warm air and cooling it.
It would be excessive to install a disproportionately large air conditioner into a small room, when you can cool that same space with a simpler and smaller cooling appliance that is more efficient, reducing your energy usage and lowering your bills. The considerable costs associated with purchasing and running an air conditioner daily, may not be justifiable for many families, which makes the portable cooling appliance an affordable alternative.
Most cooling appliances use a condenser to pull in gas and raise its temperature. The heated gas will travel along the coil of the condenser and distribute the gas evenly. Afterwards, the gas is cooled and will condense into an extremely cold liquid which will travel on the evaporator coil and absorb some of the room’s warm heat.
Evaporative Swamp Coolers
This cooling appliance uses about ¼ of the energy that an air conditioner uses. People who reside in low humidity regions should try using an evaporative cooler, to stay cool and comfortable. Evaporative coolers are sometimes referred to as swamp coolers.
Floor Standing AC
This type of cooling appliance is also called a Tower air conditioner in some places. These free-standing air conditioner units are the newest AC units available on the market. This cooling appliance doesn’t need to be mounted on to anything, such as a wall or window, which is one of the reasons it’s gaining popularity. They come with wheels which make them versatile and mobile; they don’t need to be installed and are a cheaper alternative to other types of air conditioners. Similarly, like other kinds of air conditioners, floor standing AC units come fit for two purposes; residential use and commercial use.
Some of the factors you need to consider before purchasing a cooling appliance is the size of the room you want to place the device in, the price of the product and cooling intensity.
In order to determine how spacious your room is you will have to multiply the width by the length of the room. How much sunlight and other variables will affect the warmth of a room but the main factor that will determine the strength of the cooling appliance you should buy, is the size of the room.
The cooling intensity of a cooling appliance is measured by BTU per hour. If a room is about 150 sq feet then you will need smaller BTU than for a room that is 14,000 sq feet.
Some other factors that will affect which cooling appliance you purchase are:
- How well insulated the room is
- How much sunlight the room gets during the day
- The number of other kitchen & home appliances in the room
- How many people are generally in the room at one time
- The number of windows in the room
The number of features, including the strength/intensity, oscillating vents, and sleep mode will affect the running costs of the cooling appliance you buy, potentially lowering your energy usage through efficiency and thereby reducing your energy bills.