The Best Way to Use Portable Air Conditioners

In a friendly tone: The best way to use a portable air conditioner is to know what you’re doing. Sure, it looks easy. You plug it in, turn it on, and turn the temperature up or down to your liking. 

But if you understand how it works, you’ll be able to use it much more effectively. Portable AC units are designed with two main goals in mind. 

First, they try to cool down the room they’re in as effectively as possible by removing heat from inside the space; second, they try to circulate that cool air around the room to reach all of the objects in the space, making them cold.

In order for them to reach this goal, however, you need to place them correctly and use them effectively. Here are some quick tips for using portable AC units effectively:

Find a spot that gets good airflow -One of the most important things about having an effective portable AC unit is finding a place where there’s already good airflow going on. 

Air moves around by flowing from areas of higher pressure toward those of lower pressure—like how water flows downhill—and if there’s no flow going on in your room already, then your air conditioner won’t be able to push any air around either.


If you’re going to use a portable air conditioner, it’s a good idea to understand how to properly cool your room. It’s not just about turning on the AC and going about your business while it does its thing there are quite a few considerations that can make the experience a lot more pleasant.

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