Portable air conditioning – The importance of ventilation

Portable air conditioners are air conditioners that can be transferred from one room to another. Permanent installation is not required for portable air conditioning. However, they need a vent. Windows and walls are often used as output. You can also use a drop ceiling for ventilation purposes. Exhaust hoses are usually made of heat-resistant plastic and reinforced with metal. Once you have installed the portable air conditioner, the exhaust hose should point out of the room so that hot air can escape from the room.

Some air conditioners claim to sell portable air conditioners that do not require ventilation. These units simply do not exist. All portable air conditioners should extract the hot air they receive from the room they are cooling. It is important to remember that hot air does not need to be ventilated outside the window. Another option is to use a room where there is no problem with high temperature, such as storage space.

The reason why portable conditioners need ventilation to work properly. If the hot air is not ventilated to another room, the portable air conditioner will not work properly. Exhaustion is not expensive. Most portable air conditioners come with a window or sliding door installation kit.

There are a few simple steps you can take to ventilate a portable air conditioner. First you need to find a place for ventilation, whether on the window, wall or ceiling. You must also slide the exhaust connector through the drain hole on the back of the portable air conditioner. Then connect the exhaust hose to the exhaust connector. The next step is to connect the vent window adapter to the window set. Finally, you must insert the window ventilation kit into the window and close the window.

The window set works so that the window set is adjusted to fit a sliding door or window. The window is closed against the foam to close the air from the outside. The exhaust hose is attached with a small foam cutter. The installation takes only five minutes and you can easily move the unit from window to window.

The ideal length of the outlet hose is 5-7 feet. It should be 5 inches in diameter. The length of the hose should not be extended. If you extend the hose and there is back pressure or a narrowing of the air flow, the unit will not work and may be damaged. If you really need to extend the hose, you need to make sure that the diameter increases with the length. Remember that the efficiency of portable air conditioning will be reduced. You should read the warranty manual before making any hose replacement, as other manufacturers will not allow it.

A final note is that manufacturers do not recommend removing the dryer vent. Especially not recommended if the dryer ventilation diameter is smaller than the portable air conditioning hose. If the dryer vent has external vents, you cannot use them as a ventilation option. The compressor in your portable air conditioner is not strong enough to open the dampers.

Linda R. Gordon

Linda R. Gordon

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