Choosing a portable air con unit is a good option if you live in an apartment or mobile home. A portable AC unit is a small device which is fitted with wheels. It can be easily wheeled across the floor to a new location when you wish to cool a different area of your home. Below is a guide which will help you to keep your mobile air con unit in top condition.
Ensure that the vent hose is straight
Portable air conditioning units are fitted with long vent hoses which are designed to be placed on a windowsill. Once in this position, the hose will release warm air out of the window, and the AC unit cools your home. You should try to keep this vent hose as straight as you can. Any bends in the vent hose will encourage the formation of condensation. Condensation can lead to the growth of mildew and mould, which can create a very unpleasant smell.
Power the air conditioning unit properly
Most portable AC units feature a power adaptor that can be plugged into the household power sockets. It is important that you only use the power adaptor which was supplied with the AC unit. While other power adaptors and cables may fit into the power connector on your portable AC unit, they won't necessarily be the right voltage. Using the wrong voltage could damage the AC unit or your home electrical system and could create a fire risk. If you have any concerns about your AC unit tripping circuit breakers by drawing too much power, you should contact an HVAC contractor.
Keep your home clean
A portable air con unit features a motor and fan which blows cool air into your home. If you do not keep your home clean, you may find that debris and dirt can be sucked into the fan area. This debris and dirt can cause increased levels of wear and tear on the AC unit, eventually leading it to fail. A layer of dust may also act as insulation, causing an excessive amount of heat to build up in the AC unit and possibly creating a fire risk. You should carry out regular checks on your AC unit to make sure there is not build up of dust or debris inside it.
If you would like further information and advice about maintaining your portable air conditioning unit, you should contact residential air condition services.