Vents are necessary when using a portable air conditioner. Unlike window air conditioners, portable air conditioners collect hot air and release it through the vent. Therefore, for the cooling process to be successful, the hot air needs to be released. Otherwise, the room will remain hot because the hot air will have no way to exit.
Vent Outlets For Portable Air Conditioners
A window is the best option for the vent of a portable air conditioner to pass through. It is, however, not the only option. You can use other options as long as the vent finds a way to release the hot air outside a room. When selecting the outlet of a portable air conditioner vent, you should ensure:
- The outlet is not used actively e.g. a door.
- The portable air conditioner will not be in danger of damage through accidents. A good outlet is located where a portable air conditioner cannot be knocked down. Pick a spot that has little to no activity.
- The portable air conditioner will cool the room efficiently from the selected spot.
Portable Air Conditioners That Don’t Need To Be Vented
Not all portable air conditioners need a vent to function. These are referred to as self-evaporative portable air conditioners. They cool their surrounding by evaporating the water in the water pad section of a portable air conditioner unit.
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