Portable Solutions Offer Comfort for Any Application, Setting
A look at some of the latest portable heating and cooling products
No longer thought of as only temporary solutions, portable heating and cooling units continue to evolve and grow into new markets and applications [read more on Page 1]. These units now span the gamut in size and capacity from small, personal-use residential units all the way up to large industrial-sized units intended for use in automobile and other industrial facilities. Here’s a look at some of the latest portable heating and cooling products now available on the market.
Cool-Space’s CHILL200 is an efficient, compact evaporative cooler capable of providing cooling comfort indoors, outdoors, and on-the-go. The product’s simple three-step operation coupled with a low-maintenance, pad-free design provide years of low-cost, trouble-free use. Its lightweight, low-voltage construction enables unmatched indoor, outdoor, on-the-go portability. Patented Flow Blurring® technology atomizes water into uniform micro-droplets that are flash-evaporated to reduce the temperature of the exiting airflow. Additionally, the low-voltage design consumes less than 60 W and can be used with the optional 12-V DC power cord.
For conditioned air in specific areas, Friedrich portable air conditioning appliances offer convenience and mobility given there’s no installation required. Although they require venting, Friedrich’s powerful dual-hose options can deliver several benefits, including air conditioning, dehumidification, air circulation, and heating capabilities. These units are ideal for bedrooms, garages, dorm rooms, or home offices. Larger dual-hose models offer cooling from 8,000-13,500 Btuh and heating from 10,700 Btuh.
Koldwave’s Air-Cooled Portable Air Conditioner is simple to install and operate, offering customers a cooling capacity of 61,000 Btuh. Rugged, yet quiet, the air-cooled 6KK61 performs well in just about any application, including emergency cooling in hospitals or data centers. The product features automatic re-start after power interruptions, compressor off-timer to prevent short cycling, separate direct-drive fan motors, spot-cool and room-cool thermostat settings (sizes 14-92), refrigerant system high-pressure switch (sizes 14-92), thermostatic control with multi-speed fan, heavy-duty twin-wheel lockable casters for portability, and a power cord with arc fault protection. The unit is also internally insulated with fiberglass insulation.
With its full-featured design, high-sensible cooling, and balanced air system, the KIB2421 is the perfect solution for cooling small server and IDF rooms. The Iceberg Series is quick and easy with its plug-and-play technology, small size, big performance, and several additional features. All Iceberg Series units come standard with I/O Integral Condenser Dual Ducting that provides isolated and balanced air pressure within the space for maximum cooling efficiency. The KIB2421 runs on a standard 230-V/20-A circuit with automatic restart after a power failure. The unit comes with an internal high lift condensate pump and a 5-gallon exterior condensate tank with a float-activated unit cutoff for short-term use. The unit also includes KwiKool’s Exclusive I/O Integral Condenser, where both inlet and outlets are ductable without costly and bulky add-on kits. Additionally, the unit features multifunction microprocessor control with a large, easy-to-read display; self-diagnostics that include an audible alarm and an LCD visual display readout for system fault conditions; input/output alarm contacts for connection to building systems; internal high lift condensate pumps and a 5-gallon reservoir tank for total condensate flexibility; condensate overflow protection; and three fan speeds.
The Climate Pro™ 18 portable unit combines both cooling and heating capabilities in a single, self-contained unit. The unit features a high cooling capacity of 14,600 Btuh combined with a heating capacity of 13,700 Btuh and a minimum operating temperature with a plenum of 24°F.
The Climate Pro 18 makes air conditioning and heating solutions a breeze through its self-contained, portable design. No costly installation is necessary so the Climate Pro 18 can simply be wheeled in, plugged into a standard 115-V/20-A power source, and switched on.
The Portacool Jetstream™ 260 is a portable evaporative cooler designed to provide powerful cooling and significant airflow with 12,500 cfm for areas up to 3,000 square feet. With built-in handles and heavy-duty casters, the cooler provides easy mobility for a variety of work environments. Additionally, the Jetstream 260 is equipped with KUUL Comfort™ evaporative media to provide maximum cooling comfort.
Publication date: 7/3/2017