There are many factors to consider when choosing a commercial portable air conditioner. Further, it’s a big enough purchase that you certainly don’t want to make a mistake. Below, we give you the benefit of insight from an industry leader so you’ll know the most important factors to consider.
How Easy Is It To Set Up the Commercial Portable Air Conditioner
One of the biggest advantages to buying a commercial portable air conditioner over a traditional air conditioner is you don’t have to pay a big installation fee to a professional installer. This means you, or perhaps an employee of yours, will be setting up the commercial portable air conditioner yourself! Therefore, you’ll want to look for one that can be very easily set up, especially if you intend to move it between locations. Remember, as these units remove warm air and moisture, it has to be vented elsewhere so you may be dealing with installing a window kit to vent this warm air and moisture to the outside. One way to know for sure if you’ll be comfortable installing a particular unit is to ask for a copy of the installation instructions for each commercial portable air conditioner unit you are considering buying. In fact, this may make the final decision much easier!
Buy a Unit Sufficient to Cool the Space You Need To Cool
Commercial portable air conditioners range between 5000 BTU and 43,000 BTU. If you buy a unit that is too small, you’ll just be wasting electricity because you’ll never get your room cool enough. On the other hand, if you buy a unit that is larger than you actually need, you defeat one of the biggest advantages to a commercial portable air conditioner, the fact it can save you a lot of money! Here are some estimates to get you in the right ballpark. For a forty square meter area, you’ll need about a 14,000 BTU unit. For a fifty square meter area, you’ll need about a 29,000 – 30,000 BTU unit. For an eighty square meter area, you’ll need about a 40,000 – 43,000 BTU unit. If you have extremely high ceilings, you may need to bump up the BTU power to accommodate the extra “volume” of the space.
Make Sure You Buy Your Commercial Portable Air Conditioner From a Respected Dealer
The internet has changed our lives for the positive in many ways but there are a few negatives to watch out for too. One of them is the abundance of scams when buying over the internet. Another negative is that we sometimes end up purchasing items from people who haven’t been in the business long enough to really know what they are talking about. When you are shopping for your new commercial portable air conditioner, be sure to ask the dealer how long they have been in business selling this specific type of equipment. Dealing with a knowledgeable person will help you get detailed and accurate answers to the most important questions. It will also help you wade through the “jargon” of the industry and really understand the pertinent differences between the various units available to your specific situation.
As They Say In Sports, Look For “Intangibles” When Selecting Your Commercial Portable Air Conditioner
There are a lot of details that people don’t normally think about when selecting an air conditioner. Here are a few to consider. Does the unit come with antibacterial air filters already installed or will these need to be bought separately? Antibacterial air filters can help those with asthma, allergies, or other respiratory issues. Does the unit have a centrifugal fan model and does it give you the ability to vary the fan speed. These factors can help you cool the air more quickly and to coolness you want. Does it come with a thermostat so you can regulate the temperature? Consider the duration of the warranty too. The compressor is the most expensive part to fix so look for a warranty on the compressor of three years or more. Be leary if the warranty is too short, especially on the compressor. Try to get a warranty on the body and accessories of at least a year. Finally, look for a unit with casters that will make the unit easier to move, even if you don’t think you will ever move it because invariably you will need to!