If you need to rent an air conditioner, there are a few things you should know before calling a rental company. We will help you with these questions. However, the following tips will ensure that you get the best out of your temporary AC rental.
Temporary Air Conditioner Rental Checklist
Understanding Your Cooling Needs
First, let’s get to the point. First, you need to decide the purpose of your AC rental. Also, determine how long it will need to be rented and whether it will be used outdoors or indoors. Is it necessary to have a primary cooling source for a construction project? Are you looking for supplemental cooling in the heatwave? Are you looking just to spot cool small areas instead of a large space?
Know Your Space
Before calling to rent AC, it is important to determine how much space you need to be cooled. It is best to measure the area you require. The area of a room can be helpful but multiplying it by the room’s height will give us an idea of the volume required. It’s also important to determine if multiple rooms need cooling or if the area is just one.
Check Your Outlets
It is important to understand your power sources before renting an AC. Although smaller units can generally be plugged into a standard outlet, larger units may require special wiring or outlets. Find out how many outlets are available in your home and what voltage is available.
Take into consideration ventilation
Portable AC does exhaust air as part of the cooling process. The exhaust duct is used to direct the hot air out of the cooled area. You can vent the duct through a wall, into a drop ceiling, or out of a window. The rental company will be able to determine the best ducting option for you by knowing your options ahead of time.
Find out how much space you need
You will need to be aware of the dimensions of the unit that you are renting if you have limited space. This is particularly important if you have to keep some open space for walkway maintenance. If you have steps or space restrictions, tell the rental company.
Do not forget to include any information regarding the cooling space. The following questions will help you to find the right rental company.
- Are there many windows?
- What are the current numbers of people working in this space?
- Are you storing a lot of electronic equipment?
These are essential facts to share with portable cooling rental companies. Understanding the operations and makeup of your space will help determine the AC required.
For events held in tents, barns, or other enclosed areas that do not have central AC, portable air conditioners can be a great option. This includes weddings, corporate events, and sporting events.
Your guests won’t stay as long or have as much fun if they feel uncomfortable at your event. It is as important to keep your guests comfortable as the food and entertainment. A temporary air conditioning rental or portable heater, depending on the season and weather conditions, is an option that you can consider for your guests.
Portable AC units are essential for keeping temperatures cool. It is not a good idea to rent an AC unit and then have your event sweat because it does not work properly. Before renting equipment, do your research to find out if they have a track record of delivering quality equipment. Ask about how often the units are serviced and tested. It is a good idea to order the AC a bit early so you can test it before guests arrive.
Ask the company about how the unit connects, where it will hook up, and whether it is easy to get started. Our experienced technicians can help you determine where to put the unit. Avoid complex units that need professional installation. The unit should be easy to set up and take down without the need to hire a professional.
Preferred Climate Solutions is owned and operated by HVAC veterans. We have over 17 years experience with portable heating and cooling systems, plus a lifetime of experience with Texas’ challenging climate. We provide an array of portable cooling and heating rental solutions 24/7. We have locations in Houston, Dallas/Ft Worth & Austin Texas.