There are different types of air conditioners available. You can select one based on your needs. Below are the main types of air conditioners:

A portable a/c must be stationed near a window or other opening from where it can release hot air while drawing in cooler air. They can also be placed near a wall hole created for the purpose. One advantage is that you can also look at a rental portable air conditioner. You can also get a portable dehumidifier.


Window air conditioners sit on top of a window frame with their exhaust systems oriented toward the outside. They have an air return system that releases cool air into the room. This is useful if you want to be able to put an a/c in without breaking any walls or making any holes.

Through the wall air conditioners are just like Window air conditioners except that they are fitted through a wall instead of through a window. This requires professional installation and involves making a large rectangular hole in the wall.

Ductless mini split systems offer a more quiet and efficient air conditioning solution. The condenser unit is outside and the small blower unit is installed inside. This also requires installation. A small hole is required in the wall for the pipe to the outdoor unit.

There is another type called Package Terminal Air Conditioners that are made for heavy duty commercial work and are not something that you would use at home.

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