3 Tips For Setting Up A Portable Air Conditioner

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If you have a room in your house that doesn't cool off like it should, you can fix the temperature in that room with a portable air conditioning unit. A portable air conditioning unit blows the exhaust out of your window but doesn't sit in your window. Rather, the unit sits inside of your house on wheels and can be moved around as long as you have a window to exhaust the air from.

#1 Keep The AC Hose Straight

One of the most important things to keep in mind when setting up a portable AC unit is that you need to keep the air conditioning exhaust hose as straight as possible. That means you need to choose a location next to a window where you can put the exhaust hose without putting any kinks or twists in the exhaust hose.

It is okay if you have to incline the exhaust hose upward; that is a natural part of the design. However, it is best to keep the exhaust hose as low as possible. For example, it is best to vent the exhaust hose out the bottom of your window instead of the top of the window. You don't want to stretch the hose out any more than you really need to.

#2 Seal Up The Window

When you set up the AC exhaust hose, it is going to vent out the window. You will be given a plastic partition to fill in the base of the window. This partition will go across your entire window. If you want your portable air conditioner to work as effectively as possible, you are going to want to seal up the space around the partition. You want to reduce the amount of air that is able to flow in around the partition into your home.

Your air conditioning unit should come with some insulated tape that you can put around the edge of the window to seal in the space around the partition. Make sure that you use this tape effectively and get rid of all the air gaps. This will reduce the energy loss in that room and will help the portable air conditioning unit work more effectively.

#3 Keep Your Unit Clean

Finally, be sure to keep your portable air conditioning unit clean. Wipe off the outside of the unit when you dust and clean the room that it is located in on a weekly basis. You should also use your vacuum cleaner to suck up any dust that gets on the vents of your unit.

Keep in mind as well that your portable air conditioning unit most likely has a washable filter. Be sure to pull out the washable filter and wash it every couple of weeks. This will keep the air you breathe clean and will help the unit run more efficiently.

Be sure to keep the hose of your portable AC unit straight, seal up the window that the hose is venting out of, and clean your unit on a regular basis for the best possible performance. Contact a company like Hydraulic Hose & Cylinder Inc for more information and assistance. 

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