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Let me paint the picture for you. It is summertime chi and the air conditioning in my house is done for. It costs about 3K for a new one so while we save up I was stuck. I am completely uncomfortable in super stuffy hot environments. I have to be comfortable because I work from home and I cannot have my computer overheating.
I was spending the night at friends who would let me crash so I could sleep in peace and then work in their home in comfort but I did not want to overstay my welcome.
That is when I decide to look for a solution. I have modern windows so a standard air conditioning unit that works for windows that open up and down would not work for my window that opens out.
During the 4th of July weekend, I thought it was the perfect time to go shopping and try to help catch some deals. I went to Best Buy and found the Frigidaire Portable Air Conditioning Unit.
It is important when living in places like the midwest you don’t buy an evaporative air cooler. From the reviews, it only works in dry places like Arizona and California. In places that get humid, like the Midwest and the south, it will be virtually useless.
So I went and bought the portable air conditioner and used it for my bedroom. I was able to use heavy window curtains to block out any warm air due to my window being modern. I took off the window screen and had the tube sticking out.
It properly cooled my room and left me not only comfortable to work during the day and kept my computer cool but at night I actually needed my sheets. If you are in a predicament like me, I would advise using this.
I am glad to inform you that my central air conditioning unite is now fixed and the portable air unit has been put away, but I am keeping that for safe keeping. It is small enough to travel with you and powerful enough to get the job done!
According to Frigidaire, “this air unit cools a space up to 350 sq. ft. with this 8000 BTU Frigidaire portable air conditioner. It dehumidifies the air at a rate of 2.5 pints per hour and has three fan speeds and a 24-hour on/off timer for customized operation. This Frigidaire portable air conditioner has an easy-to-use electronic control panel.”