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The Best Portable Air Conditioner depends on your application

Hi, I’m Erik with Portable Air, and we want to talk today a little about the best portable air conditioner in our review today. It’s hot and muggy out, you don’t have any A/C. That is a bad day for you. We’ve got a couple of different options that can help provide a little more cooling and a little better comfort in the environment you’re working with. Whether it’s commercial, industrial, new construction, we have a solution for the best portable air conditioner in each area of need.

The Best Portable Air Conditioner For Indoor Applications


Indoor Portable Air Conditioners, often called Spot Coolers, from Temp-Cool and Airrex range in anywhere from 1 ton to a 5-ton unit. They are easy to move, have a small footprint and are powered by a standard wall outlet. The good thing about these is you can put them anywhere you need to. They’re an all-in-one package. Heat and humidity are sent through the refrigeration cycle and then disperse as cool dry air through two supply nozzles. With the heat the unit takes in, it will require an area to exhaust it back out of the space. Each unit comes equipped with a “Ceiling Kit” to vent the hot air up into a dropped ceiling or directed out of a window or door. Spot coolers are a great way to get heat out of the space and to make a nice comfortable cooled area.

The Best Portable Air Conditioner For Outdoor Applications


Package units range in different sizes, anywhere from a 5-ton to 50-ton units with the most common size being our 25-ton units. They are an awesome solution due to their variety of applications. They can go on any job site. These units can be trailer mounted or placed with a forklift or crane. Once the unit is in place, the flexible duct is attached and cool air is distributed wherever it’s needed. They can be powered by an available breaker or by a temporary generator. Whether installed on the ground or the roof air conditioning can be supplied where it is needed.

The Best Portable Air Conditioner For Events


Let’s say you have an outdoor event in a tent. Maybe you are having a wedding or fundraiser in the summertime. It’s hot and it’s humid and you have 200 guests that are going to be inside that tent. The event is not going to go well without A/C. The best portable air conditioner for this situation is our Vertical Package Units. They connect right into your tent walls to make a nice seamless look from inside. This is another very user-friendly piece of equipment that will ensure everyone at your event will never have to sweat a drop… least, if they don’t want to!

When your air conditioner fails it’s never a good thing, but it doesn’t have to be a miserable experience. There is a solution. It doesn’t matter what type of space you need to be cooled off, rest assured, there is a portable air conditioner solution to meet your need!


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Have you ever gone inside on an extremely hot day and found yourself overwhelmed with gratitude for the cool air provided by your air conditioner? If you’re at home, you may be thankful for your commercial indoor air conditioner, or if you are at the office, it may be an industrial HVAC system that you find yourself thankful for. It wasn’t that long ago that we couldn’t have that gratitude for our air conditioner because air conditioning either had not been invented, or was not yet available for commercial use. Some of us can even remember not having air conditioning in our homes or place of business. If you’ve ever caught yourself wondering about your air conditioning and where it came from, here is a brief history of air conditioning and how it all got started.



Once in a while you will may come across a situation where a customer would like to know which size unit they need, but no one knows the load of the particular building and a proper load test hasn't been done yet.  As a temporary solution you could base a decent estimate off the square footage of the building. Our estimate calculation is 400 square feet per ton. For example, if a room is 50x50 or 2,500 square foot, we would estimate 6.25 tons for the proper temp change.  For tents, the estimate calculation is 100 square feet per ton. It also depends on the amount of air changes you need per hour,  and on the physical makeup of the individual building, which always makes a detailed walk down worthwhile.

Among the types of HVAC units, there are those suited to homes, and those for industrial use. Residential owners sometimes utilize split air conditioners for smaller cooling loads. For a more efficient use of space and materials, however, packaged air conditioners, or HVAC Package Units, are self-contained systems which have larger cooling capacities. These are also suited to industrial utilization, as they leave plenty of indoor space for a business’s other essential materials.

In split systems there is an outdoor part and an indoor part; the outdoor portion holds the compressor and condenser, while the indoor unit contains the heating and evaporating components. Industrial packaged air conditioners contain all the essential parts of the cooling system encased in a single, outdoor unit; the filter, cooling coil, and other elements are packaged together in one manageable unit.

They come prepackaged by the factory, and may be vertical or horizontal. They may contain different cooling systems within, such as water or air-cooled condensers. Some systems also have heat available in the form of heating coils or a natural gas furnace, so the unit may be used all year. Because everything is in one place, HVAC Package Units are efficient in terms of space, and are generally easier and less costly to install. Because everything is contained in one unit, they may also be more portable.

Portable Air offers HVAC Package Units for rent, making them mobile, compact, and additionally useful. Our vertical units may be lifted via forklifts at various points an installed in small spaces. They come with clamps so that they may be firmly attached to tents and other structures. Our horizontal units have reliable power connections, skid bases, and forklift pockets. If your business needs any type of portable, manageable, space-saving HVAC unit, call us to find out just how easily we can provide you with what you need.


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