Nearly all the homes in Peachtree City have central air conditioning systems, but that doesn’t rule out having a portable A/C on hand. These units are easy to roll around, set up and vent to the outdoors. They give you a way to increase spot cooling when necessary for a variety of reasons.
Many neighborhoods have restrictions regarding the exterior appearance of homes and they don’t allow window air conditioners. Portable air conditioners are a good option because their exhaust vents are unobtrusive and easy to remove when the unit is not in use.
People who live in southern climates have a higher tolerance for heat and warm indoor temperatures. If you have someone coming to visit who hasn’t made the adjustments to hot summer temperatures, consider putting a supplemental A/C in their room. They will sleep better in cool temperatures and find it easier to relax when temperatures are a few degrees cooler.
If there’s a room in your home you avoid in the summer because it’s always too hot, a portable A/C will make it usable. Running such an A/C as an auxiliary cooler will use far less electricity than cooling down your whole house, which could also make the other rooms uncomfortably cool.
Chances are, your garage isn’t air conditioned, but that doesn’t mean you can’t use it during the summer, thanks to the cool air that portable A/Cs deliver. You can work on projects or use the garage as your own private space when the air is comfortably cool.
Choose a portable air conditioner that has a “dehumidify” only setting and use it to lower the indoor humidity level. Dropping the humidity makes your home more comfortable and healthier. Central A/C units also remove humidity, but only as part of the cooling process.
If you’d like more information about using a portable A/C for spot or intermittent cooling, contact Powers Heating & Air, providing HVAC services for Peachtree City homeowners.
Our goal is to help educate our customers in Peachtree City, Georgia and surrounding areas about energy and home comfort issues (specific to HVAC systems). For more information about other HVAC topics, download our free Home Comfort Guide or call us at 770-487-2040.