Portable aircon is gaining more popularity nowadays. There are many advertisements which advertised the convenience and ease of installation of portable aircon. Should you install it? Based on our experience, we would recommend that you only install it if it is not feasibly to install a window aircon or split aircon. Why?
Unsightly Tube from Portable Aircon
Though you can move a portable aircon from one place to another, few people would do so. This is because you still have to dismantle some parts. There is a large tube to attach the aircon to the window for expelling hot air. As the compressor and condenser are located within the aircon, the hot air can only be expelled via a tube. This tube can be unsightly when is attached from the aircon to the window. For window aircon, the portion facing outside is for expelling hot air (i.e. compressor and condenser) while the portion facing the room is for blowing cool air so you do not face this issue. For split aircon, the compressor and condenser is located at another place outside the room.
Noise Level and Heat Dissipation
As the compressor and condenser is housed together for portable aircon, it is usually noisier than other types of aircon. The heat dissipation of the compressor is also not as efficient as the split aircon. Some heat re-enters the room when the tube is heated by the hot air or when the tube is not properly sealed.
Inconvenience of Water Reservoir within a Portable Aircon
Aside from the noise and unsightly tubes for expelling hot air, there is also an issue of inconvenience when you install the portable aircon. There is a water reservoir to collect the water from condensation. Unlike split aircon or window aircon which have drainage tubes or pipes to channel the water to a proper place, the water collected in the reservoir of these portable aircons has to be cleared manually.
Therefore, portable aircon should be the last resort. If you can install a window or split aircon, you should not choose the portable aircon.
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