If you want to cool one or two rooms, a portable air conditioner is your most economical choice
. It's obvious these AC units cost thousands less than a central air conditioning system, but did you know a room AC unit is also cheaper for everyday use? The key to cooling efficiently is selecting the the right strength room air conditioner.
Choosing the right strength air conditioning unit.
First you'll need to know what rooms you want to air condition and the combined square footage of those rooms. You can use this information at the US Department of Energy's air conditioner size calculator
to find out what strength unit you need.
Portable air conditioner styles.
Now that you know what strength mobile air conditioner you need, it's time to decide on a style. If portability is your main concern, a free standing air conditioner
is your best choice.