Common Questions About Air Conditioners

What is a portable air conditioner (PAC)?

A Portable Air Conditioner (PAC) is an Air Conditioner (AC) that is designed to cool a dedicated area, as opposed to an entire building (such as central air conditioners do). They are excellent for cooling a single room such as a living room, bedroom, office or even a studio apartment. Portable air conditioners sit nicely on wheels for ease of movement and portability. Honeywell Portable Air Conditioners come with an easy-to-install window kit and exhaust hose that can be quickly installed in your window or door (door may need extra door extension kit).

Where is the best place in my home for a portable air conditioner?

The best part about choosing a portable air conditioner is that they can be used nearly anywhere in your home. All you need is a power outlet and a nearby window to expel warm air in cooling mode (or cool air in heating mode) outside the house. Just follow the instructions to install the window kit and you will be ready in no time. Keep in mind that the adjustable temperature range for the cooling mode is between 61°F and 89°F (16°C and 32°C).

How do I know how many BTUs are required to cool my space?

A BTU (British Thermal Unit) is a standard unit of energy that measures the amount of heat per hour an air conditioner removes from the room. The larger the room, the higher the BTU requirement. Below, are some general guidelines. However other factors - such as the number of open doorways, a south-facing window with continuous sunlight, or a room with high occupancy - can require a unit with a higher BTU rating than the average guidelines.

Room Size in sq. ft. BTU

  • 350 sq. ft. - 8,000 BTU
  • 450 sq. ft. - 10,000 BTU
  • 550 sq. ft. - 12,000 BTU
  • 700 sq. ft. - 14,000 BTU

What's a Honeywell Contempo Air Conditioner?

The Honeywell Contempo Series of Portable Air Conditioners offers an efficient and altogether quieter means of cooling your surrounding area. Worried about the loud and often intrusive sound of a portable ac unit disrupting your day or worse yet, your night's sleep? Lay that worry to rest as Honeywell Contempo Air Conditioners operate within the 52-55 dbA range. What does that mean though? It means that your portable air conditioner will operate fully while remaining within the same noise range of an average conversation between two people in a quiet room.

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How about Honeywell HF Smart Wi-Fi Portable Air Conditioners?

Honeywell HF Smart Wi-Fi Portable Air Conditioners increase accessibility tenfold as they can be controlled from nearly anywhere. Not only will you have remote access via your smart phone, you'll be able to speak directly to your portable ac unit via Amazon Alexa Voice Commands. This will enable a variety of options such as using voice prompts to adjust speed and temperature settings. You'll no longer need to scramble for a remote as you can simply address your smart air conditioner directly.

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