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How to make the most of your portable a/c

December 16, 2018 by · Leave a Comment 

Here are some tips on how to make the most of your new portable air condition, including maintenance and performance.

The portable air conditioner must always be installed in those areas that are most suitable for it. The cooling unit must never be installed in the area that receives direct sunlight.

It is also better to install it in the spaces or rooms that have low humidity levels. This is because high humidity levels will make moisture accumulate inside the unit, thereby decreasing its efficiency and life.

The exact spot in which the portable air conditioner is placed will predict how well it is going to operate. Therefore, it is important that adequate space is justify between the wall and the cooling unit. The reason for this is that a lack of space will make the airflow really limited. Limited airflow will reduce the unit’s output, resulting in its reduced efficiency. Each portable air conditioner model has its own specified space mentioned in its manual. Therefore, your cooling unit must be installed keeping in mind that specified space.

Ventilation is a

n important for portable cooling. Proper ventilation will ensure that hot air from the compressor is directed out of the room. This will prevent the system from overheating.

Various ventilation kits are available which can be installed depending on its location whether it is for a window, sliding doors or drop ceiling.

Any twists or kinks in the exhaust hose must be prevented to ensure proper ventilation and prevent accumulation of moisture inside the hose, thereby, reducing its cooling efficiency and life span.

The filters must be regularly cleaned and replaced, if necessary.

The portable air conditioner can be easily cleaned with a damp cloth, every 4-6 weeks.

Avoid cleaning it with extremely hot water or any harsh chemicals.

For deeper cleaning, the cooling unit must be unplugged, and its condenser coils can be cleaned with a coil cleaner or a lemon and water solution. Contact your vendor like for instructions specific to your unit.

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