Can someone give me some info on portable air conditioners please? I’m stuck in an office alone all summer with the a/c not working and it’s driving me insane. I’m too hot and tired to give the whole boring story about how a newly renovated building, i.e. 4 million dollars worth, had installed in it a complex a/c system that just doesn’t seem to work, but suffice it to say that I can’t expect it to be resolved for a potentially looooong time.
So I was looking into portable floor standing air conditioners (I was told I can’t have a window unit) and noticed:
- there are few of them
- they are considerably more expensive than window units
- one that I clicked on mentioned something about the necessity of a window exhaust kit.
Why are they so much more expensive and do all require exhaust through a window?
Also, as I was typing this post I paused for another quick googling and noticed something called “swamp coolers”, which are different from air conditioners. What are they exactly? How effective are they? They are considerably less expensive it seems.
Incidentally, my office is about 22’ x 10’ with fairly large windows, and no direct sun generally. I believe I’d need about 8000-9000 BTUs. Is that correct?