Join Date: Oct 2006
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Re: Portable Air Conditioning Unit
neighbor has had three to get one that worked....and even then it struggles to cool a small den...
very inefficient, and the cheapest of materials would be enough for me to NOT buy one...her hassles took 3 months to sort out and she still has a little cooler room, certainly not as nice as the small window unit my mom has.
the portable ones are not designed to be tied down, ie they have wheels, and still need a 6-8" hole to the outside somewhere...plus the condensate collects in a pan that is shallow and needs to be emptied every few hours.