The air-conditioning season is about to start, and that means it’s the right time to reassemble your PAC in preparation for extreme temperatures and humidity. In this article, we explain how to correctly unpack your winterized PAC, service it so it works like new, and reinstall it.
If you’ve winterized your PAC correctly, there’s not much you need to do after unpacking it.
The most important thing is to ensure that it hasn’t been damaged during the winter. Inspect not only the plastic housing, but also the power cord. If you notice that the power cord has been damaged, you must avoid plugging it into an electrical outlet and turning on the PAC.
Most PACs, such as those from Honeywell, LG, and other established manufacturers, come with detailed instructions. Hopefully, you’ve saved these instructions as they are guaranteed to come in handy during servicing and reinstallation. But if you don’t have them anymore, you should be able to finish the job anyway as modern PACs are intuitive and designed for easy maintenance.
With your PAC disconnected from all power sources, clean the housing with a wet cloth to remove any dust and grime that might have settled on it during the winter.
Next, remove the filters and gently yet thoroughly clean them with a brush. Once most debris is removed, place the filters under running water to get rid of even the smallest dust particles. Keeping your filters clean this way can save you up to 15 percent in energy costs. Some PAC filters are not washable, and those have to be replaced regularly.
Your PAC should already be fully drained since you’ve just unpacked it, but it’s not a bad idea to check anyway. Simply remove the drain plug and attempt to drain your PAC using the drain hose that came with it. When you know that the PAC is empty, you can go ahead and reinstall it.
Most PACs, like those from Honeywell, come with a window kit included in the box, making reinstallation a breeze. If you’ve lost or damaged your window kit, don’t worry: replacing portable air conditioner window kits is not a problem. Simply go to the Amazon PAC accessory sectionand order any parts you need.
Before you proceed and install your PAC either through a window or sliding door, make sure to remember the following installation guidelines:
Here’s is a quick recap of the Installation process
With clean filters and place in the right spot, it should run good as new and keep you cool for yet another season. If you’re still not sure how to reinstall your PAC, we recommend you watch this instructional video on how to install your PAC.
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