There are several reasons one may wish to rent a portable air conditioner. Air conditioner rentals are needed on a regular basis by several industries, contractors need them as they are working on buildings in the grueling summer heat before the central air is finished. Offices with large rooms full of computers will need an additional air cooling unit to keep the computers from overheating (especially because they won’t want to freeze out their employees in the winter keeping the whole office building at 63 degrees).
But the reason for an air conditioner rental that may hit closer to home is just because the air conditioning in your home broke. Especially in the heat of the summer, the HVAC people are all so busy it may take them days to weeks to make it to your house to fix the problem, and what do you do in the mean time? Some people can handle more heat than others, and sometimes a few fans and your own sweat will create enough air circulation and humidity to cool you down so its not dangerous or too uncomfortable, but most people will want that air conditioning back as soon as possible. Unfortunately, most people just don’t know where to look. When their air goes out, most people will probably look to buying expressive and inefficient (for a large house) window units. That is the wrong answer. Portable air conditioners are highly effective and efficient. They can cool much larger areas than a small window unit, and you can rent them for less than the cost of one unit.
There are 4 different types of air conditioner rentals to choose from. And there advantages and disadvantages to each. They are: air cooled air conditioners, water cooled air conditioners, mobile cooling system, and evaporation coolers. Air cooled air conditioners are the most popular type of portable cooling system. They are very simple and quick to install and can be installed almost anywhere. They have a simple ducting system and just plug into the wall. The disadvantage of these cooling systems is that they are built only for temporary use. So for short term these are a great choice.
Water cooled air conditioner rentals use waters to cool the air. They work similar to a swamp cooler, and they need an external water source. They work best in conjunction with another cooling source, however for a smaller area (2000 sq ft or so) they are fine on their own. For larger areas though, they work with full capacity with a portable dry cooler. The advantage to this type of cooler is that there are no exhaust ducts to hook up.
Mobile cooling systems can either be air cooled or water cooled. The advantage to this type of system is that it is intended to be hooked up outside the building so it doesn’t take up valuable indoor space. However, for this same reason it is slightly more difficult to set up and there is somewhat extensive ducting work needed to be done to set it up properly.
The last type of portable air conditioner rental, a evaporator cooler uses an internal or external water source to provide cooling. They have a large fan and small amounts of moisture blown out with the fan create a very effective cooling. However, this type of system works best in dryer climates but it is the most economical type of cooling to run.
Since each space is different, the needs and therefore costs will be different. However, renting an air conditioning unit is very economical especially when considered with the alternatives. The best place to find one is to look up locally places that rent out to businesses. Second, you may look at a local appliance store, or a general rental shop. You can also look online, there are several places that rent online, and sometimes they offer free installation and shipping.