As the summer arrives, the temperature will get higher along with your electricity bill. But fortunately, investing in an efficient air conditioner can really help cut that bill down. And the purchase will last a very long time, so your investment goes that much further. The next question becomes – portable or central AC?

Choosing Wisely

While choosing an air conditioner (AC), people often get confused whether to get a central system, a window unit or a portable one. But, if you’re looking for a more practical approach, then a portable one is definitely the way to go. The best thing it has going for it is this type of air conditioner can be used in all types of environments like offices, commercial areas, sun rooms, bed rooms, bathrooms, etc. Moreover, its compact size and portability makes it so easy to move from one room to another. By getting a portable AC, you not only save money but also conserve energy as well. And now there are portable units that can double as a heater during the cold months! While living in an older apartment, I used this unit to cut down on my AC bills (not to mention to get around my apartment’s AC fee), and I LOVED it! Read more about it below.

The Shinco Portable Air Conditioner is an excellent portable AC for many reasons. For one, it can be used all year long because of its cooling and heating options. The 12,000 BTUs of cooling power keep a room up to 400 square feet cool and comfortable, and the 3-speed cooling and fan and the 4-way air direction helps regulate a cool, even air flow throughout the entire room. Furthermore, it comes with a remote and has a bright LED display showing the temperature and operation status. One of the better features, in my opinion, that led me to purchase this unit was its low noise level, and it still had a powerful cooling and self-evaporative system. And during the winter months, it did an excellent job at heating my old, drafty apartment. I highly recommend this unit! shinco_AC_leddisplay

General Things to Keep in Mind

When buying a portable AC a few factors need to be considered. Firstly, you need to make sure what size and power is most appropriate for your environment. Smaller air conditioners tend to have less power while larger ones tend to have more. Make sure that the installation process is correctly done and the exhaust hose easily fits all the standard windows. If the noise level is a problem for you, compare the decibel levels of different units and choose.