Finding the right unit for your needs will take in a lot of factors.
- How big is the room you will be aerating?
- Where will you be placing the air conditioner?
- How long does the hose have to be?
- Do you want the unit to be able to do anything else as well as remove heat?
Some devices are better equipped to deal with larger rooms than others. Don’t just think about the main room the appliance will be in, especially if you are planning to take advantage of the fact it is transportable.
Most of the air conditioners featured are square in shape, but there are some which are more slimline and therefore taller. Think about where you will be placing the appliance. Do you mind it being visible?
Consider the fact that it will have to be near both a plug socket and external ventilation, such as a window.
Some air conditioners have an added benefit of also being able to act as dehumidifiers or lower the risk of allergens in your home.
You will likely pay the price for these added extras, but they are great to consider if you are mindful of these factors. While they are expensive, it could be cheaper than buying two or three separate devices.
What is BTU?
The output of every fan we have featured is in the form of British Thermal Units, or BTU.
Essentially, this is a unit of measurement for energy. One BTU is the amount of energy used to lower the temperature of the room by one degree (in other words, the amount of heat removed from the room).
Most air conditioners will have two or more different modes. These are commonly a selection of air conditioning, dehumidifying, fan only or heating.
Think about what is best for your home, as purchasing an air conditioner which can do all of the above could save you having to invest in separate appliances and will be usable all year round.