United States Portable Air
Conditioner Market is witnessing robust growth owing to the rising popularity
of portable air conditioners due to their easy installation and handling
options. Moreover, the rising standard of living of consumers and rise in
spending on household convenient products is further accelerating the demand
for portable air conditioners in the country.
A portable air conditioner is
a type of air conditioner that is relatively simple to move. It is a
freestanding device that can be installed outside a window or a power outlet.
Wheels connected to the bottom of portable models make it simple for moving
them around as needed. The usage of portable air conditioners for spot cooling
or in compact rooms is quite practical. Many individuals are compelled to
purchase one for their area, particularly for an attic, small, isolated rooms,
and home offices. Moreover, they are simple to set up, transport, and store.
With a rising awareness of
the need of managing interior air quality, consumers are using air conditioning,
and refrigeration systems more frequently. The rising demand for small,
portable air conditioners which are easy
to carry around is primarily driving the portable air conditioner market
Additionally, the growing
demand for spot cooling in home and commercial settings is propelling portable
air conditioner demand.
Increasing Trend of Tiny
Homes is Driving the Market Growth
Many people now choose tiny
homes since they are due to their compactness and minimized consumer spending
on home maintenance due to growing residential construction costs. Tiny homes,
usually under 400 square feet, stand out as a feasible solution to the housing
affordability problem, the negative environmental effects of development, and
the emissions produced by powering large living spaces. Global sales of tiny
homes are expected to increase by USD 3.33 billion. More than 10,000 tiny
dwellings are thought to exist in the US, and 700 more are expected to be
constructed each year. Thus, owing to the smaller size of the house the
consumers prefer using portable air conditioners instead of traditional window
or split air conditioners as it hardly needs any additional installation that
can be moved from one room to another.
Increase in Consumer Interest
in Energy Optimization to Fuel the Market Growth
The U.S. Energy Information
Administration (EIA) estimated that in 2021, the residential and commercial
sectors of the U.S. consumed around 389 billion kilowatt-hours (kWh) of
electricity for space cooling, equivalent to roughly 10% of the country's total
power consumption. In 2021, the residential sector utilized roughly 235
billion kWh for cooling, which is equivalent to about 16% of all residential
power usage and 6% of all U.S. electricity use. Additionally, the explicit
guidelines that the local government implemented to cut down on energy usage. Additionally,
as portable air conditioners use less electricity than stationary air
conditioners, they will marginally cut energy consumption. Additionally, the
conditions between energy supply and demand in all sectors will be improved by
portable air conditioners, lowering the overall carbon footprint.
Unique Features are Boosting
the Market Growth
The easy installation,
handling, and maintenance of portable air conditioners, as well as their
practical use have greatly fueled the expansion of the portable air conditioner
industry worldwide. The portable air conditioner is a lightweight, portable
appliance that anyone—from young children to senior citizens—can handle.
Additionally, unlike traditional split or window air conditioners, portable air
conditioners require little maintenance and feature built-in self-cleaning
technology. The use of Bluetooth and Wi-Fi technology has also increased demand
for portable air conditioners.