Thursday, May 24, 2007

Its Portable Air Conditioner Season right? Well spring is also Air Purifier Time

right now its portable air conditioner season, get your cooling products before the summer rush right? Get the new more efficient models right? Right. But its also spring, and that means its also air purifier time.

I will keep it simple. DONT buy just an ionizer. Honestly they are usually worthless for removing particulates (small things in the air that bother us). Now some HEPA air purifiers have option ionizers and thats fine but just make sure you get a HEPA filter. The Airsopure MS-980 is the best model that i know of as it uses a multilevel process.

A HEPA air puifier can usually only clean smaller areas like the bedroom but at least it will clean that area compared to the promises of ionizers cleaning your whole house

So save a few $ on your portable air conditioner purchase so you have enough to get a good HEPA air purifier also, it will last you for years and energy use is usually pretty limited

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Wednesday, May 02, 2007

portable air conditioner - portable air cooler -- WHICH ONE TO CHOOSE!

Hey, there is a big difference between a portable ac and an air cooler (aka Swamp cooler - aka Evaporative cooler).

A portable air conditioner uses Freon to cool and require ventilation for the motor, and it uses an adjustable length hose to duct the air away from the room that is being cooled. The hose itself is similar in size to a standard clothes dryer hose (about five inches across). Basically, its portable but needs to vent that hot air - see my last post.

Evaporative coolers or swamp coolers are different. An evaporative cooler produces effective cooling by combining a natural process - water evaporation - with a simple, reliable air-moving system. Fresh outside air is pulled through moist pads where it is cooled by evaporation and circulated through a house or building by a large blower. As this happens, the temperature of the outside air can be lowered as much as 30 degrees. So a swamp cooler is totally portable and does not need venting like a portable air conditioner.

But, in reality, a portable air conditioner will give you the most cooling and a portable air conditioner will work in all humidity situations. A swamp cooler is best suited for hot dry areas - if its over 90 degrees and under 50% humitity you will get cooling

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Tuesday, May 01, 2007

Dont Worry - Venting A Portable Air Conditioner Is Not A Big Deal

How many times have you considered ordering a portable air conditioner only yo see that it has to be vented. You say, how is it portable when you have to vent it? Trust me, all portable air conditioners, and for that matter, all air conditioners need to be vented. Its just a fact that they create heat and that heat has to go somewhere.

ITs really easy, here are the basic steps

--- Select the location for the vent.
--- Slide the exhaust connector over the discharge opening on the back of the portable air conditioner.
--- Connect the exhaust hose to the exhaust connector.
--- Fit the opening by adjusting the length of the window kit.
--- Connect the venting window kit adapter to the window kit.
--- Set the window venting kit into the window and connect the exhaust hose to the window kit adapter.
--- Shut the window.

Trust me, its not that hard to do. To read more you can take a look here Portable Air Conditioner Venting

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