(Closed) Portable AC units – Anyone used one?

posted 6 years ago in Logistics
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Unfortunately, I don’t have anything to add. However, I just found out our venue isn’t air conditioned and the wedding is in 9 days and I don’t know what we’re going to do so I would love to hear responses about this as well!

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

I tried them in an old house I used to live in.  They sucked.  When there is an open exchange of air between the house (or barn, in your case) and the outside, the small amount of “cool” air generated becomes pointless.

Unfortunately, since you’re in the loft, where hot air will rise to, its gonna be hot.  Fans would probably be a better option.

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2013

I am currently living in a townhouse that doesnt have air, and lets just say it freaken sucks!! It was 88 inside on monday, but anyways we have a portable air conditioner ( we did a ton of research and bought the best one we could find). It works awesome…if you are cooling a small room with the door closed. I dont think they will work for you, i would go with fans like others have suggested. 

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

@mattsgirl813:  It works awesome…if you are cooling a small room with the door closed.

Exactly.  Anywhere but that 1 room is awful, right?  I couldn’t imagine this working in a barn, sorry OP.

Post # 7
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1026 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

You would need to buy several for a barn.  They are pretty much the same as a window airunconditioned.  Works great for a small bedroom, sucks if you try to use it for the whole house.  I would see about renting a wedding tent ac unit.  Bigger rental companies in your area should have these, and they would work much better.

Post # 8
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I am getting married in June in NC too! and I was terrified about the weather. I rented a tent, and the tent companies can rent you an AC unit, or a few, depending on the events square footage. It isn’t cheap though, like, not at all. But they do duct work and run it very nicely, so it isn’t just a fan blowing in one spot. 

Post # 9
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2014

Most of them aren’t very good, However, you might be able to rent one of those industrial sized ones from your local party rental place, those things usually push out quite a bit of cold air.. and I mean.. if it doesn’t do it’s job you could complain and hopefully get a discount or something.

Post # 10
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2012

We have one for our apt and we use it in the bedroom. Thought it was cool the whole apt, but it doesn’t. Works great for one small room though! Not so much for a barn loft I would assume.

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