Nowadays, portable air conditioners are almost indispensable, especially in hot weather. Some models called “ Reversible monobloc air conditioners ” can even generate heat in winter.
It is true that these devices are very useful, but the question that intrigues those wanting to purchase this type of air conditioner is how they work. So now we’ll fill you in the workings of portable air conditioners so that you know a little more. How do portable air conditioners work?
An intelligent system at work
Monobloc portable air conditioners are equipped with a refrigeration system and elements that are in a single compartment and a ventilation hose that exhausts warm air out. For added comfort, it is best to place the end of the hose outside the room where the air conditioner is placed.
The principle is that portable air conditioners capture hot air, process it, and then evacuate it through the exhaust duct.
Reversible models work the same way, however, in winter, they treat cold air, which is warmed and diffused throughout the room.
Contrary to popular belief, it is very easy to install mobile air conditioners . Indeed, this can be done by almost anyone and does not require the presence of a professional. Simply connect the unit to the wall outlet, set it to the temperature you require and it’s ready to go.
If you want the cooling unit to circulate cool air in other rooms in your home, you can simply switch it off and wheel it into another room. Once you have reached the right location, plug it in again and set it to run.
Unlike large wall air conditioners, it is very easy to service portable air conditioners . In fact, they just need to be cleaned regularly with a natural-fiber cloth. The filter should be removed and washed every two weeks, and the whole unit thoroughly cleaned once a year.
It’s entirely possible, and recommended, to clean the unit yourself, and it won’t take you more that five minutes. Maintenance of this type of device is nice and easy to do.
In terms of deep cleaning and maintenance, all you need to do is check that the cooling system is working well .
Wrapping up : how do portable air conditioners work?
Now you know how these devices can keep you cool in summer and bring some warmth in winter. To make the right choice, you need to think carefully about some of the details . However, we assure you, it is not difficult to check the criteria in question.
FYI: The Air Geeks' top-rated portable AC units tested in 2019:|
1. Black+Decker – BPACT14WT: the all-around best option (very large rooms)
2. Honeywell - MN12CES: the best value (large rooms)
3. Honeywell - MN10CSWW: superior unit, great price (avg. rooms)
4. Honeywell – MO08CESWK: a very good entry-level option (small rooms)