How to get by without central air conditioning

Just because you don’t have central air conditioning doesn’t mean that you have suffer through the sweltering heat of summer.

Here are a few alternatives that you can choose from.

First is the portable air conditioner, which allows you to cool an individual room or area. This air conditioner comes with an adapter kit that’s used to vent the warm air out of a window or fireplace. Portable air conditioners are easy to install and can be moved from room to room. They are not without their disadvantages, however. They’re a bit more expensive than a window air conditioner and they use more energy. A second alternative to central air conditioning is the window air conditioner (or through-the-wall air conditioner). These are energy efficient, don’t take up space in a room, and once they’re installed, you’re done. Some of the disadvantages include limitations on the window size, a blocked view from the window, and/or the need to hire a professional to cut a hole in your wall. A third alternative is the mini split, or ductless, air conditioner. These systems have a small condenser that goes outside and are connected to a small evaporator that’s installed on a wall or ceiling. The biggest advantage to mini splits is that they’re quiet and compact. The biggest downside is that they’re a bit expensive. Finally, ceiling and floor fans are always an option, an extremely affordable one. Unfortunately, they don’t actually cool the air. They simply circulate the air around you.
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