Choosing Between Window and Portable AC Systems

When the summer months arrive, you will probably start thinking about how you are going to survive. It can get very hot depending on where you live. If you do not have air conditioning at the house or apartment where you reside, you may be thinking about buying one for the summer. The two main choices you will have are a window AC or a portable unit. But how to decide which one will work best? Let us lay out the pros and cons of each option so you can come to a decision in the best way possible.

If you have a window that closes up to down, then a window AC is probably your best option. It is so cheap, as you can get one for $100 or a little more, and it takes a few minutes to install. The only issue you may have is if you live in a building where they are not permitted. But if that is not a problem, then you are good to go. Slide up your window, fit the AC and its kit in place, and you are good to go! It is as simple as that to get the cooling you want.

But if you have a window that slides sideways, you are out of luck. The window unit will be too problematic to install. Yes, the portable AC costs a bit more, but it is the only option you have. Make sure its window kit will fit into your window, as they come with a hose that needs to drain. So long as you do that – you are good to go. You will get the unit that works for you, and it will help cool down your room. Just be prepared to pay anywhere from $250 to $350 for a portable unit.