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When our dishwasher sparked a major flood in our home, we realized it might be wise to invest in better kitchen appliances. Unfortunately, we had no idea where to start. We started shopping around, but we were frustrated with the selection because we didn't understand the need for some of the features. After a lot of research, we were able to track down appliances that would fit into our kitchen, improve the appearance, and work well for our needs. I wanted to create a website for other people who might be in the market for home appliances sometime soon.

Investing In Better Appliances

Portable Vs Through-The-Wall Air Conditioners

by Julia Wood

Air conditioning is extremely important if you live in a hot area, but there are also many different types of air conditioners to choose from. It can be hard to make a decision , but there are some distinct differences between some of the most popular types of air conditioners. Here are two options that you should consider:

Portable Air Conditioners

If you are familiar with space heaters, then portable air conditioners work in much the same way. They can both be easily moved, neither require a ventilation system, and both tend to be a little less efficient than central options, especially when it comes to affecting more than a single room.

However, there is a pretty massive difference and that is how they each handle waste. Space heaters are actually producing waste as their primary product, with heat waste being used to heat your home. This is essentially created by running electricity across a number of resistors, which results in a lot of work being done. Unlike with other appliances, the electricity isn't really used for anything else, and should ideally be entirely used up in this futile exercise. All of that electricity should be converted into heat, which can be used to heat the room.

Portable air conditioners work in the opposite fashion, with heat waste being incredibly undesirable. In fact, if that heat waste were to be ignored, it would more than completely cancel out the cooling function of your air conditioner, resulting in a net increase in the temperature of your home. To prevent this from happening, your portable AC has a mechanism for venting that heat outside your home. This can vary from unit to unit, but windows are commonly used, although a hole can sometimes be drilled in your wall if you don't have easy access to another option.

Wall Air Conditioners

You can also get a wall air conditioner, which is quite similar to window-based air conditioners. However, wall air conditioners require quite a bit more effort as far as the installation is concerned. Instead of using a window to act as an easy interface between the interior and exterior of your home, you will need to actually remove a section of your wall, which will then be used to hold the AC.

As such, wall air conditioners cannot be easily removed. However, they are great choices in situations where you want to cool a single room but don't have a window that can be easily used. You might even be interested in a wall air conditioner for purely aesthetic reasons, particularly if you think that it looks a bit classier than an air conditioner hanging out of your window. For more information, tlak to a professional like Servtech Appliance Repair.