Welcome to Coolface.net! We are a website that is committed to providing you the most in-depth AC reviews of the most popular brands in the United States. This page is dedicated to portable units only since that is where we have the most of our experience. Our goal is to educate while helping you purchase the most suitable machine for your home. That way you can stay cool, all summer long.
If you’ve taken a look at the manufacturers available at Amazon, Sylvayne etc. you will quickly notice that there are a lot of different brands and styles to choose from. If this is your first time searching for a portable unit, then terms like “BTU” and “R410a refrigerant” may be a little confusing at the moment. However, don’t worry cause we cover as much as we can about these machines in our buyers guide which can be viewed here.
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Finding the Best Portable Air Conditioner for Your Home or Office
Before you can embark on your search, you need to understand a little bit about your room. How big is it? Where is the sun located? How many people are regularly in the room? Are you in a kitchen? Are there a lot of electronics in the room that produce heat? etc.
Knowing these things in advance is crucial for making sure you purchase the right machine for your environment. Portable AC’s are fairly heavy and some don’t have handles to make it easy to relocate. So be sure to do enough research, because it’s not an item you really want to have to return.
Once you understand a little more about your room and you know how many BTU’s you’re looking for, you can then start narrowing down your selection. Top brands to keep an eye out for include; Whynter, Honeywell, Sharp, LG, Frigidaire & Toyotomi.
Whynter is a well known appliance company in the United States who is regarded as one of the best and most reliable AC manufacturers. They have a wide range of options to choose from, although depending on when you purchase they can be a bit pricey.
Top Models Include: ARC-14S(+SH), ARC-12SD, …
Honeywell is another well known American manufacturer who’s portable AC selection is starting to grow. They have excellent “low noise” single hose units, as well as dual hoses that work even more efficient, but a little bit louder.
Top Models Include: MN12CES, ….
Toyotomi is a brand that’s manufactured in Japan and is probably a name you wouldn’t pay much attention to. Especially if you were basing part of your decision on visual appearance. This brand outperforms many in it’s class and is actually one on the most durable units we’ve ever used.
Top Models Include: TAD-T40LW, …
Commercial & Server Room Portable Air Conditioners
If you’re a business looking to find a cooling solution for your office or server room, then you make want to move your focus away from consumer units and towards the industrial brands. Commercial sized units are much better for cooling a large space where noise level isn’t much of an issue. Your average home based machine will normally reach up to 14,000 BTU, although when using an industrial machine you can expect your BTU’s to reach as high as 100,000 BTU’s or more (roughly 3,500 sq ft. of space).
A few major differences between commercial and consumer units include overall noise, size, power consumption and coverage area. Industrial machines generally run much louder, are much bigger in size, use more overall power and can cool much larger rooms.
Reputable commercial ac brands to look out for include; Movincool, OceanAire & Ideal-Air.
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