The importance of having a portable, movable air conditioner in high temperatures cannot be overemphasized. While many people require air conditioners for long periods of time, others only need an air conditioner for a few months out of the year.
If the reason for desiring a portable air conditioner is temporary relief from heat and humidity, then renting one might be a good decision. This article will let you know how much to rent a portable air conditioner is.
Purchasing vs. renting
Before we dive into the cost of renting a portable air conditioner, it’s important to note that purchasing one may be a better option than renting if you’re hoping to cool a small space. You won’t need to worry about the installation since it comes with a manual that is easy to follow and understand. This is because the cost of renting a mini portable air conditioner is close to the cost of purchasing one. More so, rental businesses generally find it pretty difficult to rent units smaller than 1-ton. A mini portable air conditioner (7,000 – 12,000 BTUs) can be purchased for as low as $299.99 USD, although more added features have the potential to increase the price slightly.
On the other hand, if you are hoping to cool a large space temporarily, the option of renting would be the most preferred to purchasing, since it will apparently require huge BTUs and consequently lead to increased price. Rental businesses will be obliged to install and uninstall the system as well as provide maintenance services for the entire rental period.
You could also consider renting if you live in a rental apartment in order to avoid the pestering of house owners. The rental option is also advised if your budget is constricted, because having an air conditioner can be very expensive. But you don’t have to spend huge amounts buying one when you have an easier option of renting.
The cost of renting a portable air conditioner
Portable air conditioners that are available for rent are between 1-ton and 400-tons. The air conditioners can be rented for as long as required ranging from days, weeks, months, and even years. The rental fee is averagely between $49.99 and $149.99 a month, excluding the amount for installation and delivery and depending on the ton needed. Several units as desired can be rented.
During the period of rental, you might want to maintain and protect the equipment in order to avoid extra charges from the rental companies. Faults developed should be reported immediately to the supplier rather than attempting to fix it by yourself or contacting a third party expert. An extra fee for maintenance might be charged if the rental period is long enough to necessitate maintenance.
Renting a portable air conditioner can be a very economical, comforting, and stress free decision to make. The rental companies are just a call away, give it a shot — you won’t regret you did!