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Two situations in which a permanent air conditioner would be better than a portable one

by Ivan Prescott

Whilst portable air conditioners can be very useful in some circumstances, here are some situations in which having a permanent air conditioning system in your home would be better.

You need air conditioning in every room of your home at the same time

Portable air conditioners tend to be most suitable for those who live on their own, as a person in this living situation can simply take this equipment with them when they need to leave one room and spend some time in another, without worrying that they'll be depriving anyone else of the cooling effects of this equipment when they do this.

If you live with other people, however, and need to keep the temperatures down in every room of your home at the same time, then you should consider having an HVAC contractor set up a ducted air conditioning system in the property.

This system comes with vents, that are fitted in most or all of the rooms of a home, and has ducts that are placed behind the internal walls, which allow the system's cold air to be released into each of these rooms through the vents. Having a system like this would mean that your family wouldn't have to argue over who gets to use the portable air conditioner and would ensure every room of the house could be kept cool at the same time.

Your home is small

Those with small homes should have permanent air conditioning systems fitted instead of relying on portable air conditioners. Even the compact varieties of portable air conditioners are quite bulky.

If your home is small, you might find it frustrating to have to use the little amount of free floor space you have on this portable equipment or you might find it difficult to even create enough free space for it in certain rooms. Additionally, if your home lacks storage space and the hallways and doorways are crowded with clutter, you might also find it tricky to transport a portable air conditioner from one room to another without the equipment colliding with a nearby object.

By opting for a ducted system whose ducts are hidden behind the walls and whose vents won't use up any extra space (or a split system, whose units, whilst bulkier than that of a duct system, can be positioned high on the walls where they won't use any floor space), you can keep your small home cool, without making its storage and clutter issues worse.

For more information about air conditioning, contact a local contractor.