Are you looking for a way to keep cool during these hot summer days? You should consider investing in a portable air conditioner or air cooler, depending on your needs and budget. If you are not sure which one will work best for you, you can read more about each item’s key features in the article below.
Differences between a portable air conditioner and air cooler
|Portable air conditioners||Portable air coolers|
|More expensive||Moderately priced|
|Uses more electricity compared to air coolers||Runs on less electricity, but uses water and ice|
|Has the ability to cool down a much larger area/room||Cooling depends on the amount of ice you use and the size of the area you place the air cooler|
|Has an outlet pipe for hot air, so placement might be an issue||Has no outlet pipe|
Benefits of portable air conditioners and air coolers
- Both units can be moved around to different rooms
- No installation required
- Easy setup
- Most units have a timer and a remote control
- Easy storing
The simple design of an air cooler makes it easy to maintain. With two main parts, it’s easy to keep them in working order. The key components of a functional air cooler are its water pump and its fan motor. These parts are relatively inexpensive and easy to replace when compared to fixing a broken air conditioner.
When filling up or replacing the water in your air cooler, it’s advisable to check for any components that can go into the pump or motor and damage the system. Always keep your air cooler clean and ensure that the water level does not go below the minimum level required. Letting your air cooler run without enough water can damage the pump.
With a portable air conditioner, you need to ensure that you regularly clean/replace the filter. Remember that location is extremely important. Avoid putting it in direct sunlight or very dusty areas. When setting up your portable air conditioner, you need to make sure that you keep the outlet hose as straight as possible, as excessive bending can cause damage.
Storing your portable air conditioner or air cooler properly when you are not using it is also important. You should remember to store it in a dry place, away from direct sunlight. More importantly, you should clean them properly before doing so. You can remove the outlet hose of the portable air conditioner and store it separately to avoid damage.