Appliance tip of the week...

Do not drill holes to remove excess moisture from inside the unit. The water that accumulates in the bottom is the humidity removed from your room. On many models, the condenser fan blade picks up this water and throws it on the hot condenser. When it evaporates it aids in the heat removal from the refrigerant. In addition, the refrigerant gas travels in thin copper tubing easily punctured. Expensive repairs will be required to fix it and that damage will not be covered by any warranty.

When installing a window or through the wall air conditioner, it is important that it still be removable. It will need to be removed for repairs and the periodic maintenance that is required from time to time.

To aid the flow of recovered room humidity from the front of the cabinet towards the rear, make sure that the unit is pitched so that the rear of the unit is 1/4 to 1/2 inches lower than the front.

Will my air conditioner get colder if I open the air vent? No, this opens air door to the outside and actually will allow cold air to escape to the outside making it harder for the a/c to cool your room!

Water is leaking inside my room from the front of the air conditioner, what's up? The evaporator coils on the front of the a/c produce water which normally travels though a drain system to the back of the unit where the water is evaporated. This drain is probably plugged and the water is running towards the front and leaking out. This is a sign that it is time to bring the a/c into repair shop for a thorough cleaning.

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Air Conditioner- what is that part called?

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Danby DPAC5011 5,000 BTU Portable Air Conditioner with R-410A Refrigerant, 45 Pint Capacity Dehumidifier, 3 Fan Speeds, Automatic On/Off, LED Display and Remote