The working process of a mobile air conditioner is similar to the working process of a traditional air conditioner, which draws hot air into the cabin or tent, dissipates the heat to cool it to a set temperature, and returns the cooled air to the cabin or tent. The main difference between portable air conditioners and traditional air conditioners is that portable air conditioners combine all processing equipment into one monoblock device.
(1) Evaporator coil and refrigerant: Cools the air.
(2) Condenser coil: Cools the hot refrigerant.
(3) Compressor: Increases the temperature of the refrigerant in the condensation process.
(4) Fan: Inhale hot air from the room into the portable air conditioner.
A coil inside the device cools the air and condenses it to extract water from the air. The cooled air is returned to the inside. The evaporator and condenser coils in the unit cool the air and condense it to remove water from the air. The cooled air is returned to the inside. Refrigerants play an important role in the cooling process. It cools the hot air and functions as a heat exchange medium. This cooled refrigerant absorbs heat from the indoor air. When the refrigerant is compressed, warm air is expelled from the cabin through the exhaust hose.
Regular maintenance will help the portable air conditioner to function properly. This not only extends the life of the portable air conditioner but also helps it operate more efficiently.
The most important step in air conditioner maintenance is the cleaning and replacing the air filter. The air filter may need to be cleaned every two weeks or monthly, depending on usage. If you have pets in your house, you should clean the vents and filters regularly, as pet hair can block the flow of air.
If your portable air conditioner is not reversible or you do not plan to use it in the winter, it should be stored properly. Clean the air conditioner and dry the water tray to prevent mold. Wipe the outside of the portable air conditioner with mild soapy water and a soft cloth. Do not expose to strong sunlight. The color will be lighter and it will look worse.