Like any new device you bring to your home, a portable air conditioner needs a bit of adjustment, in addition to cleaning and maintaining the plant to make sure it runs at full capacity. To help you learn how to use your portable air conditioner, here are some tips that will help you increase your AC efficiency, extend its life and, in general, boost its cooling capacity.
Consider where you plan on installing the a/c. Although you can’t always avoid, you should steer clear of some areas of your home, such as sunny areas and wet areas. Depending on the type of portable air conditioner you use, this additional condensation may increase the frequency at which it must be drained and cleaned.
Space between the walls
One of the main advantages of this type of air conditioning is the fact that it is portable. Wherever you choose to install the unit, it is imperative to leave enough space between the walls and the unit itself. If there is not enough space, the airflow restriction will affect cooling, and operation of the unit.
Regardless of the type of air conditioner in the room you use at home, ventilation will always be one of the most important factors in ensuring optimal operation and long life of the unit. Proper ventilation will help prevent your air conditioner from overheating and will also protect the temperature inside your chamber of increasing beyond normal levels.