November 13, 2019
Portable commercial air conditioners provide the same benefits of their fixed unit counterparts, but with the added advantage of flexibility.
This means you can move them from one location to another to cool specific areas of the building, to keep workers cool, or to prevent heat damage to stock and equipment.
Cooling your workers also helps boost productivity and reduce absenteeism – not only by making people more comfortable but by reducing the risk of sickness from dehydration and heat exhaustion.
Let’s take a look at some of the considerations when choosing the best portable air conditioner for industrial environments.
Benefits and features of portable air conditioners
Portable air conditioners work essentially the same way as fixed units. They cool and dehumidify the air through the use of refrigerant gases and a compressor, and then use fans to distribute the cooled air around the space.
Portable units are ideal for spot cooling where cooling a large area would be impractical. They do this through dedicated spot-cooling thermostats and adjustable air supply tubes.
Other features of portable air conditioners include lockable wheels, and control panels displaying temperature settings, operating mode and faults.
The best portable air conditioner for warehouses, workshops
Finding the best unit for your workplace depends on various factors. This includes your purpose (e.g. to cool workers or protect equipment), the size of the space to be cooled in square metres, your budget, number of building occupants and so on.
Once you have an idea of these factors it can help you choose the right size of air conditioner in terms of kilowatts (kW). For example, there are smaller portable 4kW units suit up to 32m2 of cooling space, as well as larger machines designed to cool spaces of 100m2 or more.
Another matter to consider is whether you want to use your unit for heating during the winter. In this case, you need to look for a suitable reverse cycle portable unit.
Getting professional assistance
So, choosing the best unit is basically a matter of determining what you need to fit your purpose, and your budget. From there, you should get in touch with a cooling company for a professional consultation, to ensure you get the best portable air conditioner to match your workplace requirements.