While portable air conditioners are efficient and reliable, sometimes you may notice an error code or a problem with a unit. Most of the time, there is an easy solution to the problem. In most cases, an AC unit will have problems running because of either an airflow restriction or a power issue.
Here’s some of the most common problems with a portable air conditioner:
- Airflow Restriction. Sometimes the air filter can be blocked or there could be a kink in the exhaust duct, which causes a high pressure problem. Be sure to check for any obstructions. This problem is a common reason why air conditioners freeze up.
- Power Issue. It’s important to ensure that your power source matches a unit’s specifications and verify that your unit is properly hooked up to a power source. To learn about the specific power requirements for your unit, visit our AC store and select the individual unit. If a power problem occurs, you’ll want to check whether the fuse or circuit breaker for the equipment has blown or tripped. An electrical short could also cause problems with the temperature sensor.
- Water Tank Problem. If the condensation tank is full, you may notice a unit error. You need to empty the water tank to fix this. In some other cases, the tank is not positioned correctly and you may need to re-position it.
- Dirty Filters or Coils. A low pressure warning could be caused because the filters and coils on the unit need to be cleaned. Check in regularly to ensure the evaporator and condenser filters and coils are not building up with any dirt or debris. When you have clean air filters, your unit will run more efficiently.
If you have questions about your particular unit, please do not hesitate to call us at 800-810-4181.