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Difficulties that most of people working in high temperature place, like the Emirates, lead to worsening health condition or degradation of productivity. Outdoor or portable air conditioner, from brands like Airrex and others, has been receiving excellent review by providing direct cooling to each worker or workable with maximum efficiency
Dubai’s favorite portable AC’s
We are living in a comfort zone of technological knowledge. Scientists, engineers and technologists are working round the clock to make daily survival convenient through technological advances. The high demand from customers to manufacturers to invent equipment that has the magical features capable of increasing lifespan. There are several changes in technological knowledge which our society has to adapt to; because these technological advances will lead to positive impact into our daily survival as human being. Now these changes does not only restrict us from computers, mobile phones and modern transportation system, but most importantly on home appliances such as portable air conditioners in particular.
We cannot think of having a temperature of 40 to 50 degrees Celsius in places of Dubai, It would surely create trouble for citizens who always want cool environment. The Hot temperature in Dubai makes feeling not pleasant, and it is difficult to work as sweating could do exhaust strength. So the major solution to this problem is making use of portable air conditioners constantly. There are different brands of portable air conditioners flooded in the stores of Dubai’s market, competing against each other in sales. All of them claims to be the number1, but however Today, portable air conditioners is the preference to so many customers both at home and office, as it is mobile that could be moved from place to another due to the fact that it doesn’t required breaking walls to place the unit.
Portable air conditioners are very good for people who want always to be in a cool environment, without having to make a window installation space. These types of air conditioners are more convenient than window air conditioners and are very easy to operate. Most of them have wheels at the bottom that makes them easy to transport from one part of your home to another. It enables saving money because only the particular area you need is cooled. They can also serve as fan when there is none or less need for cooling at a particular moment and sometimes a heater function is included so that it can be used all year long, during summer and winter seasons.
Portable air conditioners have simple configurations. There is a kind of box-like design that holds the cold and hot sides in one place. An exhaust hose removes the heat and water is condensed out of the air. The water is collected in an internal drain bucket or through a drain hose. Some portable air conditioners use evaporative technology so that little to no water is produced.
Portable air conditioners should not be kept to an external thermostat and it’s advisable to turn on fan mode once it is done working as an air conditioner for a cooling session.
Factors to consider when buying or renting a portable air conditioner
One of the very most important factor to consider when getting a portable air conditioner is the BTU rating. BTU stands for British thermal unit, which is a unit of energy used in power, steam generation and heating and air conditioning industries. BTU rating shows power and cooling capacities. It determines the heat that an air conditioner can remove from a room. The higher the value, the stronger the air conditioner. BTU ratings usually range from 5,000 to 30,000 and the size needed depends on the area being cooled.
The cooling efficiency of your portable air conditioner’s can be affected by the wrong BTU value. If in a way there is a higher value that the corresponding room size the unit will cycle on and off too quickly and will not properly remove heat from the air. When it cycles on and off like that, energy is being consumed, electricity bills are increased and the unit is strained. Also, there is tendency for the unit to freeze over but many units come with an automatic shut-down switch that operates when the unit gets too cold. If the BTU rating is lower than the corresponding room size, the room will not be adequately cooled
Portable air conditioners do work properly when it is appropriately sized, so have these simple steps in mind when choosing a unit:
- Measure the room dimensions by multiplying the length by the width. You’ll need about 30 BTUs per square foot of space.
- Check the actual size of the window opening.
- For each person over two in a room add 600 BTUs. Each person at rest adds approximately 230 BTUs to a room per hour.
- For kitchen cooling or other rooms with a lot of heat add 4,000 BTUs. Also, if you live in a very warm weather condition, you’ll probably need a portable air conditioner that outputs more BTUs per hour
Most common used “portable air conditioner” slangs in UAE:
- Portable AC or A/C (~40%)
- Outdoor AC or A/C (~36%)
- Portable aircon (~8%)
- Mobile AC unit or A/C ( ~6%)
Top 3 portable AC rental applications:
- As outdoor AC rental (placed outdoors, cool air duct in only)
- As indoor temporary AC rental (placed indoors, hot air duct required)
- As backup air conditioner (might be rented as backup for sensitive facilities)
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