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Comparison Between Portable Air Conditioner and Split Air Conditioner

There are many factors when choosing the right air conditioning for your home. This article will help you to choose between portable air conditioner and split air conditioner. Here are some pros and cons when using the split system air conditioner or the portable one.


For split air conditioner, you need to hire a professional to do the job, as attempting to install one yourself could be dangerous. The split system air conditioner can be positioned anywhere, all that it takes is a small hole in your wall to connect the tubing for outdoor unit and indoor unit. The outdoor unit can be hung on bracket in the garage, the roof, or on the ground. As for the portable air conditioner, you don’t need to hire a professional, because there is no need for any installation. All you need is to find a space with an electrical socket and it’s ready to use.


Both of them generate noise, but the split system air conditioner’s indoor room unit makes less noise than the outdoor unit, the one that produces noise is only the outdoor unit. It’s a different case for the portable air conditioner, because of each component that resides in the same single unit, it will cause much more noise in your indoor room than the split air conditioner, whose noisiest part is situated outside.


Portable air conditioner is more affordable than the split air conditioner, this is due to the professional hire for installation of your split system air conditioner where you have to pay more for the services. But the cost can also be various for portable air conditioner, depending on its specification in which the top model which is quieter, more maneuverable and more effective can cost much more than the split air conditioner.


Split air conditioner unit is much more effective in cooling the room than the portable air conditioner. As the name implies, the split system air conditioner has the condenser and heat exchange outside which separate the cooling fan in the inside of the insulated building or room. This system doesn’t work on the portable air conditioner unit, as it usually only depends on cool water storage within the unit itself to produce colder air. Portable air conditioner is mostly effective when used on a smaller room.
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