Portable air conditioners can prove to be a great alternative for smaller spaces or spaces without central heating. It can be moved from one room to another, providing spot cooling for that space. Although it is quite easy to use them, there are some tips that are available to help you install and maintain your portable air conditioner. These tips include the following:
It is important to make sure that the exhaust hose that is used to vent out the hot air through a window, sliding door or drop ceiling must always remain straight, without any twists or kinks.
Another important tip is to keep the exhaust hose as short as possible. Usually, they are 4-7 feet long. The exhaust hose of this length will prevent excess moisture from building up, which could otherwise seep inside the cooling unit and cause damage to it. This will ensure maximum efficiency of your cooling unit.
Portable air conditioners work best in closed spaces. Therefore, it would be best to keep the door closed always, to avoid hot air being introduced into the room. This will ensure the continued circulation of cool air.
Place the portable air conditioner in a corner that does not get direct sunlight, to avoid a decrease in the efficiency of the cooling unit.
It is important to make sure that any unnecessary heat sources such as light bulbs and other electronic equipment are eliminated from the space in which the portable air conditioner is to be installed.
The filter in the unit must be regularly cleaned or changed, if necessary. However, this could vary with different models of portable air conditioners.
The washable filters can be easily cleaned by rinsing them with warm water and a mild detergent. The filters can then be justify to dry in air, before being placed back in the cooling unit.