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How To Use Your Portable Air Conditioning Unit Safely

Maintaining a comfortable indoor environment is essential for our everyday wellbeing, both at home and in the workplace. Our interiors need to be warm in winter and cool in summer, whilst they should also be well ventilated all year round. An air conditioning unit can deliver all of these functions, helping to create a liveable space in which to work and unwind.


As useful as air conditioners can be, it is important that they are utilised properly. Proper usage enables the system to work to its full potential whilst preventing potentially dangerous malfunctions and breakdowns. Read on to find out more about using your portable air conditioning system safely.

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Maintain Your Filters

One of the most important aspects of air conditioner maintenance is ensuring that your filters are clean. Depending on your model, you may be able to wash and reuse your filters, or they may require replacing. These should be monitored frequently to prevent the build up of debris, where it is recommended to clean or change your filters at least every three months.

Clean The Grille

In addition to maintaining your filters, it is also important to monitor your air conditioner grille for dirt and debris. A blocked grille could cause your machine to overheat, potentially creating a fire hazard. Wiping clean the grille on a regular basis can help to prevent this whilst improving the efficiency of your device.

Position Correctly

Positioning your air conditioning unit correctly is an easy way to make sure that it is working safely. Units should never be laid on their side or positioned upside down, whilst it is also important to make sure that they’re not obstructed in any way. 

Protect Your Sockets

Another important point to consider is that your air conditioning unit needs to be plugged into an appropriate socket, as it will require a higher power level than everyday appliances. Check the electrical requirements of your unit before plugging in to avoid overloading your system, or consult professional advice before proceeding.

Westcott Air Conditioning: Portable Air Conditioner Hire & Heat Pump Installation

At Westcott Air Conditioning, we are committed to your safety and comfort, where our expert air conditioning engineers can offer straightforward advice on using your system correctly. We can also install heat pumps and ventilation systems according to your requirements. Get in touch with us today to find out more.


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