How to Use a Portable Air Conditioner Without Hoses

Portable air conditioners make it easy to cool any room in your house. These units are self contained appliances, and require only a window and an electrical outlet to work. Unlike static air conditioners, these portable models either recycle or trap the condensation produced during the operation of the unit. This allows you to use a portable air conditioner without worrying about drain hoses or connections.


Step 1

Move the air conditioner into the room you wish to cool. Many portable air conditioning units have wheels to make this easier.

Step 2

Plug in the air conditioner unit.

Step 3

Open the window nearest the air conditioner. Insert the air conditioner duct into the open space of the window. Shut the window so that it holds the duct in place. Some ducts can then be fastened with nails or screws to keep them in place.

Step 4

Turn on the air conditioner. Run the unit until the room is at a comfortable temperature.

Step 5

Drain the air conditioner tank, if needed. These are usually located on the underside of the machine. Turn off the portable air conditioner and remove the tank by opening the tank compartment and pulling it out of the unit.

Step 6

Drain the air conditioner tank outside or in a nearby sink. Replace the tank.