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Hello. I’m Brian. One of the many product experts here at the company, and today I want to take a moment to answer the three most common questions that we receive related to portable air conditioning.
The first question, and the most common one we always receive related to portable AC units, is “Do they all require venting?” Now the short answer is yes they do. Keep in mind, this is not unique to portable AC units.
All air conditioners, portable or otherwise, require the venting of hot air during operation to complete the cooling process. Simply put, you’re going to have the cold air coming out of the front of the unit, but an equal amount of hot air being expelled out of a back vent.
If you don’t channel that hot air from the back, out of the room that you’re trying to cool, you’re not going to cool it. This is why every portable AC unit that we offer on our website will include an air vent hose and a window kit panel that easily installs into most standard sized windows.
Second question, “What happens to the moisture all AC units pull from the air?” Now I’m happy to report that the vast majority of the portable AC units we offer today, will internally process and evaporate the collected moisture, so you won’t have to worry about manually draining them.
Keep in mind, there are occasions when the humidity in a particular environment may exceed what a unit is capable of processing. Now in those cases, the excess condensate will be collected in an internal storage pan. Should the pan fill up, the units are designed to shut off to prevent leaking.
In rare cases, you may need to manually drain a unit, and a drain is provided in the back. Again, with today’s technology, the times you may need to manually drain a portable AC unit, they are going to be few and far between.
Our third question today is, “How noisy is a portable AC unit?” Now I found that a challenging question to answer properly over the years, since noise levels tend to be subjective. One man’s noisy, could be another man’s quiet.
Since portable AC units contain a fan and a compressor, all within the same housing, we’ve found their noise levels to be very similar to a traditional window AC that most of us have already heard. Many of the units offered on our website will list a decibel, or DB rating. Remember, the lower the DB rating, the quieter a unit will be.
Now those are just the top three questions that we receive on a regular basis about portable AC units. Obviously, there’s a lot more ground to cover. Our website is packed full of information on these units, and each model has its own product page with its individual specs and dimensions. I also encourage you to contact our product experts, which are available 24 hours a day to assist you at the toll-free number shown on the website.
We’ve been selling portable AC units for well over a decade. We know them very well, so I encourage you to contact us with any question you have, and let us dial in the right unit for your needs. Thanks for watching.