Why are single hosed portable air conditioners not a good option to buy when it comes to cooling?
I typically hear that if you want to buy an air conditioner for a particular room, it is better to use a window air conditioner or if that is not an option then use a dual hosed portable air conditioner. What is the difference between single hosed and dual hosed portable ac units? Do dual hosed units cool better and quicker?
- ron hLv 73 weeks ago
all the hot air that a single hose puts outside WAS cool air that's been heated. AND the amount of hot air that's being pushed out is replaced with hot air from outside the house. (EVERY house has air leaks around doors, windows, power outlets, and sill plates behind your wall baseboards.)
- DroopyLv 51 month ago
dual hose units pull outside air to run across the condenser coil then exhaust it from the other hose. Single hose pulls conditioned air from room across coil an exhausts it.
- Anonymous1 month ago
The thing is with the singe hose unit, it uses room air to cool of the condenser coil, which wastes cold room air. I'll be honest, it's really not that big of an issue. If you can afford a dual hose unit, do so, as they're even more efficient than window units.
The most efficient option to heat/cool a single room is a mini split system with a wall mounted blower and a separate compressor unit outside, however they are not cheap, often costing over £300Source(s): Asda (Walmart) Manager
- rogerLv 71 month ago
The single hosed ones blow out inside air to get rid of the heat.
Dual hosed ones pull outside air and use that to get rid of the heat.
The single hosed ones blow some of the cooled air outside and have to replace that air with hot air from outside.
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- STEVEN FLv 71 month ago
It isn't an issue of single or double hosed.
ALL portable air conditioners are less efficient than window units because they vent through a hose instead of directly outside.