Once an HVAC unit has had a proper installation, it typically remains stationary and operating for decades to come. On the other hand, some situations call for cooling, heating, and dehumidification to be used for a short time. In these instances, it is important to have a temporary cooling or portable solution.
. The most common conventional applications are construction sites, industrial and manufacturing pharmaceuticals, education institutions, and commercial office space. Additional uses are server rooms, events and function facilities, restoration and remediation, and emergency response. New construction or reconstruction is where most of these uses can be applied. With that being said, one wants to ensure that these temporary HVAC units are cost-effective and environmentally friendly options.
Choosing a Temporary Portable Unit
In choosing the proper Temporary units you would want one that is capable of cooling only, heating only or cooling/heating and dehumidification. Furthermore, a unit that can also be used indoors and outdoors where condenser air is duct-able to the outside or into a plenum. Additionally, you would want it to be designed incorporating a flexible duct to move the conditioned air where it is needed. They should also provide a free-blow capability and have the flexibility, to be used with the flexible duct using optional duct adapters. Occasionally the capability to mount the unit on a pod would be beneficial. Of course, the handling of smaller units could be easier by providing them with casters. Furthermore, easily transporting a compact trailer unit to a job site can be of great value.
A value-added reason for utilizing a temporary HVAC system is a project’s first cost. Another financial benefit of a temporary unit is the exclusion of HVAC equipment from the first cost of the building’s program construction. Some examples would be if there was a lack of equipment room space, no in-house operations, and maintenance labor cost. Still, other value-added reasons would include no in-house inventory cost. The final reason would be to avoid the end of life replacement costs.