How to choose an air conditioner according to your needs and wishes
You can air-condition your home in several ways: by installing a central air conditioning (extraordinary, but expensive and mainly intended for business premises, large buildings and catering facilities due to complicated installation and high consumption), by installing room air conditioner (device price from approx. 2000 kn plus installation costs and be aware that the wall must be drilled for the indoor and outdoor units, but it will cool the whole apartment without problems if it is placed in a cleverly chosen place in your home), portable air conditioner (device price from approx. 500 kn, NOTE: they are bulky and have a vent hose for releasing hot air that needs to be pushed out through an open window, which makes no sense if you want to cool the room, they are good for rooms of twenty square meters where it is not possible to install on the wall a room air conditioner) and mini air conditioner, ie portable personal air coolers about which little is known, so read below what are their advantages and disadvantages.
A personal air cooler or “mini air conditioner” is actually an evaporative air cooler, which pulls the warm air from your room and runs it through the cool water it has in its tank. That’s how it manages to decrease the overall heat in the room.
These compact devices have only one flaw - cannot keep your entire home cool - but they are perfect for a small space. They can be a great choice for home offices and small rooms where you spend a lot of time. What’s more, they don’t require any wall-drilling or hose installation!
Why waste money on cooling the entire home? Well you can’t be in 3 rooms at the same time! Instead, the mini air conditioner allows you to cool the space around you to reduce utility bills. It is portable and easy to use where you really need cooling (even in the car because it has a USB port).
These units are both compact and light (manufacturers are competing to be the first on the market to offer as smaller as possible) and moving them is easily done in a couple of seconds.
Some mini AC have LED color lighting (some coolers also have multiple colors available), which is very convenient and cool, because they create a cozy ambiance - especially in the evening or at night.