The hot and humid season is upon us in Florida. Fortunately, my hurricane preparedness items includes a portable air conditioner. If the power ever goes out, this little gem, powered by my portable generator, will cool several hundred square feet. And, in the meantime, I have way to cool my garage to make it a little more bearable keeping up with my maintenance and projects.
This model is a 14,000 BTU SPT, which I got for under $400. It will cool about 700 square feet. The importance of an air conditioner isn't so much the desire to keep things cool, which is nice of course, as it is keeping mold from growing in your home when the power goes out for long periods.