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Portable Aircon vs Split Unit: Which One Is Right for You

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If you’re thinking about buying an aircon to keep you cool in summer and warm in winter, then you might be wondering whether or not a portable aircon is better than installing a split unit for the Johannesburg climate. Before we get to the benefits of each, let’s look at how
they are different.

The Difference Between a Portable Aircon and a Split Aircon Unit

All these are the main differences:

* A portable aircon does not need an installation, so may be moved around, while a split aircon is going to have a permanent
place in the house.
* A portable aircon is ideal for smaller spaces, though a split aircon could warm or cool large spaces.
* A portable aircon is less expensive than a split aircon to purchase.
* A portable aircon is less energy efficient than a split aircon, which is going to end up costing you more on power each month.

Portable Aircon

Portable air conditioning units are, well, portable. As long as you have a window which can be opened, then you can
lead the drain hose out. Transferring them about is hassle-free. You can cool or warm the living room during the day and transfer
it to the bedroom at night.

Since the window must stay open, nevertheless, your portable aircon won’t be as efficient. If you use it for heating, cold air
might come in through the open window. The same goes when you’re using it for coolingsystem.


* You can use it immediately after purchase
* Mobile and may be transferred to any space
* Cools/heats and dehumidifies.
* Energy consumption is moderate.
* Reduced capacity compared to a split air conditioner.

Split AirconA split-unit aircon consists of two elements, an indoor and outdoor unit. Both units are mounted and will have a fixed
spot. A busted unit aircon is highly efficient and can cool or heat a space quite quickly without consuming too much energy. And
because you may keep doors and windows shut, you will have the ability to regulate the temperature .

Split unit air conditioners extract moisture leaving you with a space that doesn’t feel damp.


* For the reason that it requires installation, you can not use it directly after purchase.
* Fixed element from the home, not mobile.
* Cools, heats, dehumidifies and ventilates.
* Energy consumption is comparably low.
* High capacity compared to a portable aircon.

Final Ideas When purchasing an air purifier, you also should look closely at the cooling capability, the size of your space and
the energy efficiency. If you’re unsure about which aircon to pick, talking to professionals may be useful.

At Airconditioning Contractorswe can introduce one to four different builders in your area in a couple of minutes. All our
contractors are highly experienced and skilled to give you world-class advice. And what better way to get four competitive quotes
to compare and pick the best one for the aircon installation. Simply fill in the quotation request form.

Let us help you choose the best aircon.