Installing Portable Air Conditioner

In case you have a small home and there are too many things to accommodate in that case trying a portable air conditioner would be a better idea when compared to window-mounted air conditioners. This is because portable air conditioners are quite easy and quick to install. The best thing about portable air conditioners is that they can be moved from one room to another. However, when it comes to the cooling aspect of portable air conditioners they cool the air using refrigerants and exhausts the hot air that comes out of it through the hose pipe. One thing that needs to be kept in mind is that for the air conditioner to function well the hot air must come out of the room through some way.

Now let us go into the details of installing portable air conditioners.

First of all you need to go through the instructions carefully that comes along with your portable air conditioner. It is the set of instructions that will help you sail through all difficult situations. The next important thing is to select a place for the portable air conditioner. The location needs to be chosen with care. It is mandatory that the system is near a window and an electric outlet. The airflow also should not be blocked by any object.

During the installation process it is important to check out whether the adapter kit provided by the manufacturer will work perfectly for your window or not. It has been seen that most of the portable machines come with a window adapter kit but in some cases the kit is completely missing or does not fit properly in a window.

As has already been mentioned that the exhaust hose is of prime importance in case of a portable air conditioner. So it is important that you connect the exhaust hose that came along with the machine with the air conditioner. For this it is always safer to go through the instruction manual. There are some hoses that can be connected directly with the portable air conditioner while there are others which might need separate connectors to get connected. Once this is done you need to check that the window hose connection is in place as this is necessary for the proper functioning of the unit.

The next step is to plug in the air conditioner. It should be functional by this time and must be in a position to relieve you from the uncomfortable heat.

Last but not the least, it needs to be mentioned here that it is true that portable air conditioners are quick and easy to install but there are some problems associated with it. For example, it has been noticed that portable air conditioners have lower energy efficiency than the other models of air conditioner.

Another problem commonly noticed is that portable air conditioners have a tendency to create a vacuum in the room as a result of which air from outside might leak in and can make the environment hot and humid. At the same time, portable air conditioners could be noisier than other models of air conditioner.

So before purchasing conduct proper market research.




Request Estimates

Local HVAC Installer - Air Conditioner Sales

Get Service Calls