Using a portable air conditioner extension cord can be a great help in maximizing the benefits that portable air conditioners can offer. However, people do tend to forget that these things can break or become damaged from time to time. It is important to know what to do when such a situation arises. In addition to this, it is also important to know how to take care of your portable air conditioner to extend its life span.
One of the best ways to extend the useful life of your portable air conditioner is to take good care of it. In fact, it would be advisable for you to invest on an air conditioner repair kit so that you can have something to fall back on if the cord ever breaks or gets damaged. The portable air conditioner cord should always be well-maintained because the longer you let it sit, the more potential you have to find that plugged-in source eventually tripping the circuit board and shorting out the AC supply. As such, you have to be ready to throw away the broken cord and purchase a new one.
When it comes to maintenance of your portable air conditioner, it is important to keep a few things in mind. First off, you have to know the model number of your unit. This is usually located somewhere on the unit itself. Take a look at it and write down the model number; likewise, keep a note of the serial number as well. When it comes to using the portable air conditioner cord, you will have to determine which end of the cord needs to be attached to the AC source.
Alternatively, the portable air conditioner can come equipped with different adapters. If the portable air conditioner you have does not have this cord adapter, you will need to get one from a different source. On the other hand, the cord adapter is necessary for those portable air conditioners that do have adapters. Now, when it comes to testing the cord, you will need to take off the portable air conditioner to get to the testing portion. You will need something to keep your hands steady on, as you will have to perform some difficult maneuvering.
To start off, you have to be very careful; the portable AC cord will produce a lot of noise. Therefore, you will want to be seated in a quiet area. Once you are seated, simply unplug the cord and wait a few seconds. If there is no electricity coming from the wall outlet, then try reattaching the portable AC cord to the wall. If the cord is still not attached securely to the wall, you may need to use a screwdriver.
If the cord is attached securely, you can easily release it from its attachment to the wall. Then, using the provided wrench, remove the nuts attaching the AC cord extension to the wall. You should remember to remove all the nuts before removing the extension cord from the wall. Now, if you find that the wall screws are being removed by yourself, then you can just break the cord extension off from the wall using the supplied hammer. However, if you feel that you are not strong enough to do the job, you should hire the services of professional electricians.
Now, when it comes to reattaching the AC cord to the wall, you need to make sure that you secure it tightly. You should use the supplied stud finder in order to determine the exact location in which you should install the screws. Once you have installed the screws, you will need to screw the AC cord extension onto the wall stud. Next, you should attach the USB cord extension to the AC adapter on the wall. Finally, you should plug the adapter to the wall outlet. The portable air conditioner unit will be installed and you will notice that there is a new outlet on the wall.
However, if you want to avoid any hassle, you can always purchase a portable air conditioner unit with a standard cord. However, it should be noted that the portable air conditioner units that contain a standard cord are usually limited in terms of speeds. Thus, if you want to cool the area in which you are installing this portable air conditioner unit, it is highly recommended that you purchase an AC cord extension. This type of cord will help you in maximizing the cooling power of your portable air conditioner unit. Moreover, with the help of an AC cord extension, you will also be able to use your portable air conditioner even in locations where there is no direct sunlight.