Portable Air Conditioner Accessories: Get the Most Out Of Your Unit
Purchasing portable air conditioner accessories is a critical step to successfully maintain your unit. Although a portable air conditioner is built to simply install and use in any room, it is important to note that you need to properly vent the unit so that there is sufficient air circulation. Pre-assembled portable air conditioner vent kits are available for purchase and come with all the needed parts to install your unit’s venting system. Another critical accessory that you will need for continued maintenance on your unit is a replacement air filter. Similar to any other air circulation system, the air filter is critical to maintaining clean and fresh air. Keeping up with the manufacturer’s recommended filtration schedule will also help prolong the life of your unit. There are many types of air filters with varying levels of filtration. There are also additional accessories that are designed to make your portable air conditioner installation and use more convenient. These include thermostats, remotes and window locking accessories.
Invest in Accessories That Help You Install and Maintain Your Portable Air Conditioner
When you are installing a portable air conditioning unit for your home or office, you need to properly install the ventilation hosing to pump the heat out of the room. Portable air conditioner vent kits are designed to connect your unit to a window and vent the hot air out of that window. Typically, this kind of vent kit is provided with a portable air conditioning unit. In addition, there are drop ceiling vent kits, which allow you to vent your portable air conditioner through the tiles of a drop ceiling. These units have the flexible ducts and the required ceiling tiles with holes for warm air or cold air intake. This makes installation of your exhaust or intake easy, and many of these kits are suited for multiple makes and models. Take the time to carefully match your model to the accessory specifications, and your unit will be running and venting properly quickly and efficiently.
Heating and air conditioning experts agree that one of the most important accessories for your portable air conditioner is the filter. The filter not only acts to pull impurities out of the air and make your air cleaner, it also prevents buildup of dust and dirt inside the unit. 3M is a top manufacturer of special filters that act to remove dust, lint, smoke, pollen and mold. You can also choose antimicrobial air filters to capture additional particles and prevent mold and mildew buildup on the unit. These filters are affordable and easy to install. One of the most basic filters to take out impurities, smoke and odors is an activated carbon filter. Some manufactures recommend that these filters be replaced every two to three months. Most of these filters come in five packs that make it easy to replace your filters on the recommended schedule.
For your convenience, there are also additional accessories designed to aid portable air conditioner installation and use. There are multiple thermostats available to increase your ability to expertly control your unit and offer energy efficient upgrades. Thermostats give your unit more of a built in feel. Certain units even have an optional remote for wireless operation. If you choose to install your ventilation system through a window, it is important to invest in affordable window locks that prevent unwanted entrance into your home or business. These accessories, although not required for basic function, can greatly improve your experience with a portable air conditioning unit.
Save Time and Money with Great Accessories
Purchasing portable air conditioner vent kits, a filter pack and other accessories can greatly simplify the installation and maintenance of your unit. Investing in these resources will save you both time and money in the long run. Living Direct offers a wide selection of air conditioning vent kits and accessories.
General Summary of Proposition 65
The “California Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986” (more commonly referred to as ‘Proposition 65’)
was enacted to ensure that customers be properly warned when a product contains a substance known to cause cancer or
reproductive harm. The law requires the State of California to publish and maintain (annually) a list of substances
to be available to the general public. Additionally, the law requires that businesses properly notify residents of
the State of California about the presence of these substances in the products they purchase, or that may be present
in their homes, workplaces, or that otherwise may be released into the environment. The specific list contains a wide
range of naturally occurring and synthetic substances including manufacturing and construction chemicals, pesticides,
tobacco, food-additives, solvents, household products, drugs and byproducts created from a specific product usage.
You may have noticed the below warning label on our products, or on products from other manufacturers. The warning
has become increasingly commonplace and oftentimes raises questions about why the warning exists, and what it means
to a customer. The warning itself is just one of many requirements for businesses operating in and/or selling products
to customers in the the State of California. The warning does not mean that a product that includes the warning will
cause cancer or reproductive harm, but rather it simply is provided in order to educate the consumer that a substance
may exist. A large number of the substances listed under Proposition 65 have been in regular use for many years
without any documented harm to a consumer. This is due to the low concentrations and minimal exposure that actually
occurs with these substances. Those chemicals, however, have been determined by the State of California to be listed
as potentially harmful.
I don’t live in California. Why did my product include this warning?
In order to ensure compliance with Proposition 65 requirements we have determined that all products manufactured by
Living Direct Inc, including products sold under the EdgeStar, Avallon and Koldfront brands, should include the
above-referenced warning label. This labeling requirements exists for all of our products regardless of the
location / destination to which the product is ultimately sold and/or shipped.
We believe that our products, when used as designed, are not harmful and as such this warning is provided
in order to properly conform to the requirements of Proposition 65.
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