- Air Conditioners- use alt shift right arrow to open the sub menu
- Dehumidifiers- use alt shift right arrow to open the sub menu
- Evaporative Coolers
- Fans- use alt shift right arrow to open the sub menu
- Portable Air Conditioners- use alt shift right arrow to open the sub menu
- Wall Air Conditioners- use alt shift right arrow to open the sub menu
- Window Air Conditioners- use alt shift right arrow to open the sub menu
If you can't handle the heat, get a fan or air conditioner to keep cool during the warmer months. Not sure which one is right for you? Whether it’s an air conditioning or evaporative cooling unit, a ceiling fan or portable fan, this list can help you weigh your options.
What are some ways to stay cool when the temperatures start to rise?
- Air conditioners: Air conditioners are available in portable, through-the-wall, and window units. Great for cooling off entire rooms, air conditioners can also help remove moisture from humid areas. If you're trying to cool off a larger room, consider buying one with a higher BTU. If you're only going to use it sparingly or in a small space, an air conditioner with a lower BTU can help you save money and energy. Some even have heaters, making them a great option for all year.
- Portable fans and ceiling fans: Both portable and ceiling fans can cool off rooms by using the wind-chill effect. Ceiling fans can circulate air and make air conditioning units more effective, while portable fans can create a cooling breeze. If you're looking for something that you can pack away when the temperatures start to drop, a portable fan is your best bet. Portable fans can also be moved around the house, so you can take the breeze with you. Want something more permanent? Go for a good ceiling fan.
- Humidifiers: If you live in an area where the air is dry when it's warm, a humidifier can help increase the moisture level in your home. Humidifiers are great if you've ever woken up with dry sinuses or suffer from dry, cracked skin.
- Dehumidifiers: On the flip side, if you live in a humid area, dehumidifiers can help remove some of the moisture in the air. If your home feels damp or smells musty during the warmer months, a dehumidifier can help bring the room to a more comfortable humidity level.
- Evaporative coolers: Using the power of evaporation to cool the air, evaporative coolers are generally more efficient and cheaper to run than standard air conditioners. However, it's important to note that these types of cooling units are best for dry climates and may not work as well if you live in a more humid area.