What is a Portable Air Conditioner?
1 – One of the great features of portable A/C systems is the remote control. You can adjust the operation mode or temperature setting without getting out of your chair or bed.
2 – These units are much quieter than the typical window unit is.
3 – Easy removal of washable filter.
4 – There is no need of hiring a costly professional HVAC company to install it.
5 – Easily affordable.
6 – They are environmentally friendly and use the new R410a Gas.
- Plug in. Sit back. Enjoy air conditioning anywhere anytime.
- Double Condenser Technology. High Efficiency
- Patented Fogging Technology – No water drainage required.
- Rapid cooling
- R410A Eco-Friendly Refrigerant. No CFC
- 4-way Air Blow Swing
- Low Noise
- EER Grade A
- Air Purifying with Anti-bacteria Silver Ion Filter (V model)
- 12-hr Timer (V-mode), 24-hr Timer (D-mode), Remote Control
- Rolling Casters for easy movement
- Suitable for commercial and residential use (including HDB)
- Powerful 10,000 BTU Unit
- 1.5m exhaust hose
- window slider
- slider cover
- exhaust hose window adapter
- remote control
- Width : 480mm (48cm)
- Depth : 270mm (27cm)
- Height : 695mm (69.5cm)
These systems can be used as an air conditioner, dehumidifier, and an air purifier. Moisture from the air is removed and the heat-latent water is collected inside the machine. Much like your refrigerator, the hot air that is produced by the condensing unit blows across the water and it evaporates. Unlike your refrigerator, this moisture is blown outdoors or to an area where it would make little or no difference. This air is transferred via a small hose that is included with the unit.
How Does An Air Conditioning System Make Cold Air?
Heat is created easily with fire or electrical elements. It is not possible, however, to make cold air directly. Conversely, heat can be captured and moved to a place where it will not affect us. The result is cold air, but it is produced by transferring heat. The functionality of an air conditioning system is quite complex. To simplify, we will go through some basic concepts. The basic components are the compressor, condensing coil, evaporator coil, two fans, and of course, Freon. Freon is like saying ‘soda.’ There are dozens of varieties of Freon and individually they are referred to as refrigerants. As aforementioned, the Aircon units operate with refrigerant R-410A (CH2F2/CHF2CF3). When Freon is at atmospheric pressure, approximately 14.7 PSI, it is a gas. Under greater pressure, however, it is a liquid.
Liquid Freon is sent to the evaporating coil via copper tubing. An orifice, or sometimes an expansion valve, changes the flow rate so that the coil is 50% liquid and 50% gas. This can only happen when the Freon is heated. It then evaporates (liquid state to a gas state) at a below zero temperature. The best time for heat to be absorbed is when a liquid is transforming into a gas, and vice versa. A fan blows room temperature air through the coil and the heat is absorbed into the Freon. Next, it is sent off to the compressor. The compressor receives the heated gas and compresses it. The super-heated gas is then sent to the condensing coil where a fan is pulling the heat away from the coil, thus, changing the refrigerant back into a liquid. The liquid goes back to the evaporating coil. This one loop constantly performs all of these tasks while in operation.
It is actually easier to install than a typical window unit is. You do not have to balance it in the window and seal all the air gaps with tape or whatever is found around the house. Window units are not only an eye sore inside the home, but also to onlookers outside the home. Installing a portable air conditioner requires just three simple steps. Place it into the desired room, plug it in, and place the venting hose in the termination location of your choice – usually a nearby window. It can be uninstalled in seconds, and stored away during the cold season.
Choosing the Amount of BTU’s Needed
BTU’ stands for British Thermal Units. The definition is this: The amount of heat needed to raise one pound of water at maximum density through one degree Fahrenheit. Simply put; one BTU is equivalent to the energy of a lit candle. The same measurement is used to determine how much energy is needed to lower one pound of water one degree. You could have a reputable air conditioning company come into your home, calculate a heat-gain heat-loss load, and tell you the exact number of BTU’s the room requires. You can find charts online, but an easier and route is this rule of thumb: you need 12,000 BTU’s per 37 square meters. 12,000 BTU’s was chosen because in the HVAC field, this amount is referred to as ‘one ton’ of cooling power. With an average room being approximately 25 square meters, an 8,000 BTU’s unit would be required. If, in that room there are heat-producing appliances, you must take that into account. The best way to be sure is to call a GMC Aircon dealer or technical support technician. Over the phone, they can help you size the system for you.
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