Portable air conditioners are the smaller cousins of the window air conditioners. Unlike a window air conditioner, they do not require permanent installation. Most portable air conditioners are around 30” in height and can weigh up to 80 pounds.
Portable air conditioners are a more suitable energy saving option if a person wishes to cool only one specific area of a house. Since only the occupied space is cooled, it conserves electricity and saves your electricity bill in the long run. Look out for portable air conditioners that also have a heating option that allows it to be used in winters. The portability of such air conditioners make them versatile to be used for specific cooling needs such as keeping server rooms cool. The military uses portable air conditioners for cooling mobile bases and tents.