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How to Vent Your Portable Air Conditioner

Portable air conditioners are air conditioning units that can be transferred from one room to another. They are self-contained and outdoor cooling systems, that do not require any permanent installation.

The portable air conditioner venting kit must be installed for the unit to work correctly in air conditioning mode. Although portable air conditioners come in a range of different styles and sizes, the venting steps are generally the same across the board. Following are the five easy steps to vent a portable air conditioner:

First decide where you want to vent your AC. The most common location is out of a sliding window. Some customers choose to vent a portable air conditioner out of a drop ceiling or wall.

Connect your AC to the exhaust connector, which is then connected to the exhaust hose

Then connect venting window kit adapter to window kit.

Install sliding window kit in window by sliding it to the right height and shutting the window on the kit. (If required, mark the kit and cut it down to fit the opening properly.)

Make sure you keep the exhaust hose very straight while using the venting system. Try not to increase the length of the exhaust hose.

According to, venting instructions may vary from unit to unit, but the most important thing to remember is to follow the instructions provided with your air conditioner. Proper venting will help your portable air conditioner last for many years.



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