It’s been very hot around here…very hot. We don’t have central AC in our new home…or any air conditioners at all for that matter.
With all our fancy bladeless fans going on, all day long, on the highest settings, and all the windows open at night to let the steamy air out and the cooler night air in, we were still averaging in the 80s well into the evenings. The fans just weren’t doing it.
We shopped around for central air conditioning installation, and heard quotes way in excess of $10k. We have two floors and ducts need to be built into our walls, something about a two zone system, and well…it’s just not going to happen anytime soon. We love renovations and home improvements, and did an extraordinary amount this year in just the eight months we’ve owned our new home, but this was beyond us.
So we sat and sizzled.
Then someone told us about portable air conditioners. I knew about through-the-wall air conditioning units (but I wasn’t going to break through our beautiful brick walls for that) and window air conditioners (which sound dangerous to me), but I didn’t know about free-standing, portable air conditioners that can be moved where ever you want to cool your home. I had the opportunity to review a NewAir AC-14100E 14,000 BTU Portable Air Conditioner, which my husband just put together this last week, and let’s just say we are no longer in any rush to throw away $10-12,000.
The NewAir Portable Air Conditioner is a powerful, free standing unit that can adjust to fit most windows (the tube, not the unit) and it quickly cools down the home. We put it in our dining room so the baby can’t reach it, and the entire main floor of the house felt comfortable in under an hour. It features an easy to use control panel, a sturdy body, and lots of cooling power.
My husband is not really a handyman of any sort- he prefers to hire people than DIY, but he was able to get it all set up and running very quickly, so it really is very easy.
Great Features of the NewAir AC-14100E 14,000 BTU Portable Air Conditioner
We are pretty much ready for a long, hot New York summer! How do you keep your home cool?
We received the New Air Portable Air Conditioner featured in this post for the purpose of review.