The first time you install a portable AC unit, the process might look tricky. However, each model has specific step-by-step instructions on how to set it up easily and successfully. The standard portable AC will need to vent through a window to kick the hot air out of the room and keep you cool. You may also need an adapter kit that secures the exhaust hose in the window. With that being said, it’s best to place a unit near a window with an electrical outlet for easy operation.
Also, make sure the window adapter kit will fit on your window. If the kit doesn’t fit, you may need to expand or trim it. Once you secure the window adapter kit and connect the exhaust hose that’s included in the package, you’ll be able to plug in the unit to have fresh, cold air in the room. If you don’t have a window, another option is to vent the exhaust through a wall, ceiling or even door (but check to see if a portable air conditioner can work that way before purchasing it). For a better sense of how to install a portable AC unit, check out this video guide by Honeywell. Now, let’s go shopping.