When looking into air conditioners for your home, it is important to know what kind of system that you want. There are 2 main different kinds of systems: stand alone AC units and split system AC units. Stand alone units are systems like portable air conditioners, window air conditioners and more. Split system units are like central air conditioners, ceiling air conditioners and more. All air conditioners come at a range of styles, types, effectiveness, and price and it is up to the homeowner or purchaser of these units on what the need for their home or pace they are air conditioning.
Here are 5 stand alone air conditioners that get the job done.
- Portable Air Conditioners
These air conditioners are perfect to move them around and transport them easily. They are quite small, but very efficient in cooling a small space. It’s not as effective in a larger space unless it runs for a very long time. They range from $200 to $800 in price, and a nice and efficient unit can be at the average price of $500.
- Window Air Conditioners
These units are extremely popular in Europe and in the bigger cities on the East Coast. The units are installed in the window. It is also a very strong and efficient system that can cool any room down pretty quickly. The biggest drawback for this air conditioning unit is that it is not very energy efficient since it only is capable of cooling the room it is in, and it is not as easily movable from room to room. They can range from $100 to $800 in price, and the best units are around the middle of that price range.
- Wall Mounted AC Units
While the 2 previous units are easy to install on your own, the wall mounted air conditioning unit needs help from a professional to instal. These units add ducting into the walls of the home to funnel hot air out. These units are also mainly used in older homes because of the low circulation and ventilation in these homes. They range from $300 to $1000 in price, with some of the best averaging in the middle/high part of the price range.
- Floor Mounted AC Units
The floor mounted units are exactly the same as wall mounted units, except for one small detail. Floor mounted are on the floor and wall mounted on the wall. It is pretty self explanatory. These units have the same features and effects as the wall mounted units. They range from $200 to $800 in price, and some of the best options average in cost in the middle/high part of the price range.
- Spot Coolers (Mainly Used for Boats)
Spot coolers can be used in a home, but they do make an extreme amount of noise. These are typically used in boats, planes, ships, and other industries where there is a need to cool larger objects like this. They are also highlighted as specialty use instead of commercial use. They range from $1000 to $4000 in price.
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