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Portable Cooler Buying Guide

The key to finding the right portable cooler that will best fit your needs will mostly depend on your cooling requirements and climate. This easy-to-read guide will help you determine which portable cooler will be right for you. Here are just some of the topics covered:

  • Why Choose a Portable Cooler
  • Which Portable Cooler Will Be Suitable for Your Environment
  • Portable Cooling Terms from A to Z

Begin by choosing one of the topics below. If you know what type of cooler you need, go directly to the Portable Air Conditioner Buying Guide or Evaporative Cooler Buying Guide for more detailed information.

Portable ACs Vs. Swamp Coolers

Although portable air conditioners and evaporative coolers are both help lower the ambient temperature, they utilize very different cooling methods. How else are these two types of portable coolers different from one another and which is right for you?

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Portable Cooler Applications

Portable coolers such as portable air conditioners and evaporative coolers are great for spot cooling homes, but did you that they are also ideal for many other settings such as server rooms, warehouses, and offices?  Learn more about these versatile appliances here.

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Portable Air Conditioner Buying Guide

A portable air conditioner is the ideal spot cooling system for your home, office, or even server room. This section provides comprehensive information on how to buy a portable air conditioner, as well as features, maintenance, and troubleshooting.

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Evaporative Cooler Buying Guide

Evaporative coolers are ideal in hot, arid climates and use the basic principle of evaporation, along with electrical power and technology, to create cold airflow. This guide has information on how to buy an evaporative cooler, evaporative cooler mistakes, recommended coolers, and more.

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Go Green with an R-410 Portable AC

It's official: any air conditioning unit purchase in 2010 or later will feature R-410A or another non-toxic alternate refrigerant. Learn why you should switch to an air conditioning system with this new, more eco-friendly refrigerant.

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Cooling Glossary

Confused about terms such as CFMs, BTUs, and EER?  Understanding these will help you make a more informed purchasing decision.  This cooling glossary will define common cooling terms and will help make your purchase easier.

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Shop for Portable Air Conditioners

It's official: any air conditioning unit purchase in 2010 or later will feature R-410A or another non-toxic alternate refrigerant. Learn why you should switch to an air conditioning system with this new, more eco-friendly refrigerant.

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Shop for Evaporative Coolers

Confused about terms such as CFMs, BTUs, and EER?  Understanding these will help you make a more informed purchasing decision.  This cooling glossary will define common cooling terms and will help make your purchase easier.

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The sweltering summer heat brings with it escalating temperatures, and you may want to rely on an air conditioner to provide cooling comfort. Yet, there are a few caveats: traditional window air conditioners are big and bulky, and central air conditioning can often prove to be costly. Therefore, finding an alternative cooling solution such as portable air conditioner or swamp cooler is necessary to beat the heat.

Portable ACs offer sustainable living suitable in areas with higher humidity levels and they utilizing the same heat exchange principles as traditional window or central air conditioners, and also act as dehumidifiers. On the other hand, evaporative coolers are more suitable for hot, arid climates and consist of a box-like frame that contains a fan and water-soaked pads. The fan blows outside air through the dripping pads, resulting in a significant temperature reduction of up to 20 degrees.

Air & Water, Inc. serves Orange County, Los Angeles County, Riverside County, San Bernardino County. If you live in any of the following zip codes, please feel free to come see our products in person: 92821, 92822, 92823, 90620, 90621, 90622, 90624, 92624, 92625, 92626, and 92627.

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