Portable A/C or Split System

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Which Air Conditioner Option is Right for You?

When it comes to buying a new cooling device for your home in Colorado, you will find several options. Split Systems (also known as a ductless A/C) and portable air conditioners will keep your house cool during the hottest days of the year. Before deciding which is best for you, take a look at the pros and cons of each device.Portable A/C

Portable A/C

A portable air conditioner is a cooling device that you can move from room to room as needed. This machine works by drawing indoor air and exhausting it through a single duct. Most of the portable models also have a heat function, and others can also dehumidify. So it will not only lower the temperature a few degrees but will add comfort to the room.

Pros Cons

Often less expensive unit cost

Easy to buy, lift, transport home and move around the house

Can be stored easily when not in use

Very effective cooling small rooms

Not as powerful as either ductless systems

Can be noisy for their size

Floor space is taken up

Requires more energy to exhaust the hot air

Split System Air Conditioner

A split system is composed of two parts, the condenser that goes outside, and the evaporator installed inside your house. The evaporator emits the cool air you want in your home, and the condenser transports the air you don’t want outside. One of the most attractive features is that it is ductless and easy to install. Plus, most models come with a remote so you can control them easily.

Pros Cons

More energy efficient than portable systems

Little to no noise

Can handle larger spaces

Doesn’t take up any floor space

Costlier upfront

Ongoing maintenance required

Permanent, inflexible solution

Condenser that goes outside can disrupt your landscape aesthetics

Should you need help in deciding which cooling unit is best for you, contact Quinnair. Our HVAC specialist can point you to the right cooling alternative.

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