First, weight is important. Carriers hiring rental owners have caps on the weight of their tractors to see what kind of luggage they can carry. For the driver of the company, the company knows the weight of the tractor. If you add too much of your own, you will pull heavy loads and become overweight. Did the company know that you carry heavy things yourself? The fine comes out of your own pocket.
The portable air conditioner weighs about 100 pounds and should be placed in a location accessible to the outside air for cooling. In reality, this means the passenger seat where you can use the window adapter. You looked for a cheap window unit that sticks out from the side of the truck rather than the mirror. Expect some beginners to hit it when you park next to you. It should also be in place every night (or using a “hose-like” wearable device that permanently secures the passenger seat). You also need to find a way to suppress it while driving.
Is there an outlet in the parking place? It also requires a portable generator, a chain, and a good lock, so don’t make it too portable. Things are noisy, and your neighbors at the truck stop aren’t very happy. A canister is also required for refueling. For safety, both the generator and the canister should be kept outside the cabin.
What is the best solution? I’m idling the motor for the air conditioner and spending 3 liters per hour (this was on my truck, but others are different).
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As the temperature on the calendar page begins to rise towards the summer, it’s time to start thinking about ways to prevent the heat from ruining your enjoyment. If you’re already using an effective central system, you don’t have to do much. Just change the filter and you’re ready to go.
However, if you don’t have enough air conditioning, it’s time to plan so you don’t be surprised by the early heat waves. When it comes to cold air, there are several options, including a portable air conditioner. These have grown in popularity over the last decade, but are portable air conditioners worth it?
Let’s take a look at the advantages and disadvantages of portable AC units:
(1) It gives you access to your windows. For homes with a small number of windows, blocking the only natural light source with a thick window unit may not be a beginner. Portable air conditioners give you the flexibility to place your units in line with the flow of traffic in your space. Window units, not so many.
(2) Ready to use. You don’t need to help install a portable air conditioner — or even a friend to help you lift it up to your window. You don’t even need tools to get a handy window kit to put the exhaust hose in place with the window open a few inches. All you have to do is plug it in to defeat the heat.
(1) Generally less efficient. Portable air conditioners often require more BTU and therefore use more power to cool the same square foot space as the window unit. This is probably because waste heat is generated indoors rather than outdoors. This means that the device processes a lot of heat overall. For example, a 10,000 BTU window unit cools 450 square feet, while a 10,000 BTU portable AC unit cools only 300 square feet.
(2) The volume may be louder. With portable air conditioners, the noise level can be annoying because all the work parts are in the same room and you can eat and watch TV. You can also adjust the settings to slow down the fan. You can also move the device further into the corner if the exhaust hose is long enough.