A portable AC unit is an air conditioner that can easily be moved from room to room as needed. It typically has wheels and features a lightweight construction. More »

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Portable air conditioners are available from Best Buy, The Home Depot and Target. Some have small cooling capacities appropriate for 250 square foot rooms, while others cover areas of at least 850 square feet. Reviews fo... More »

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A portable air conditioning unit requires a vent because it needs some way to remove heat from the room it is cooling. Without a vent, the unit simply discharges the heat back into the room, resulting in no net cooling a... More »

To recharge a Trane air conditioner, attach a can of refrigerant to the charging manifold, attach the charging manifold to the liquid line service valve, and open the regulators until the unit reaches the proper pressure... More »

As of 2014, Consumer Reports listed the Friedrich brand as offering the quietest air conditioner unit available. More specifically, the Friedrich Kuhl SQ05N10B is the model that is listed as the quietest out of all brand... More »

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The British thermal unit rating is a measurement of how much heat an air conditioner can remove from a room and is important in determining what size unit is needed. The ratio of Btu per hour to power input wattage deter... More »

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The hourly operating cost for a 12,000 BTU air conditioner depends on factors such as the unit’s Energy Efficiency Ratio, "EER," or Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio, "SEER," room or house size and local energy rates. As ... More »