Portable air conditioners, as the name suggests, can be moved from room to room. They chill the warm air in the room using refrigerants. As a result, hot air is generated, which is sent out through the vent hose attached to a window.
The installation of portable air conditioners is easier than a window or wall mounted one and hence, it is increasingly becoming popular among many Brisbane buyers.
Steps to install a portable air conditioner:
- Read and understand all the instructions given in the manual that had come along with the product.
- Choosing a location is the next step. The place you choose needs to be near a window with access to an electrical outlet. Make sure that there are no objects obstructing the airflow from the air conditioner.
- Every portable air conditioner comes with a window adapter kit. Check if this works with your window, else, some minor adjustments would be required. The window adapter kit needs to be fixed to the window so that there are no gaps between the adapter kit and the sides of the window. Any gap needs to be fixed using Plexiglas, plywood or cardboard.
- Make requisite connections on both sides of the exhaust hose. One, to the portable unit and the other, to the window adapter kit. If necessary, use duct tape to secure the ends firmly in place.
- Make sure that the window is closed and fits well with the window exhaust. Check for any air leaks when the portable system is switched on. The unit is now ready to be used.
Portable Air Conditioning Installation
Sometimes, there is no window to connect the exhaust vent hose. Examples for this could be a server room in an office or a pantry in a household. In such a scenario, there are some alternative arrangements available to successfully drive out the hot air generated.
Sliding glass door: Much similar to the window exhaust system, the adapter kit needs to be fixed above the door. Not very convenient, as it obstructs the door movement.
Exterior wall: Similar to split ac installation, where a hole is drilled in the wall.
Chimney: In this method, all gaps between fireplace and exhaust hose need to be closed.
If you are not confident enough about installing the air conditioner yourself, the wisest idea would be to appoint a professional in Australia to ensure safe and proper installation.