Portable Air Conditioner - Storage Tank Drain Connection
As the unit runs, it draws moisture from the air. This moisture condenses into water that is collected in the storage tank. Inside the unit, there is a slinger ring that picks up the water and flings it on the hot condenser so it can evaporate. Typically you will not need to empty the storage tank, except if there is excessive water. This may occur when you use Dehumidify Mode or when you first connect the air conditioner.
If there is excess water (ex. from Dehumidify mode), you can either:
- Manually drain the storage tank. See: Portable Air Conditioner - Cleaning & Maintenance
- Connect a garden hose to one of the drain ports on the back
- The upper drain plug is provided to allow automatic draining when there is a full tank, like in Dehumidification Mode or Cooling Mode in high humidity areas.
- The lower drain plug is typically used for Cooling or Heating Mode, or for draining the tank for storage.
- You can leave the hoses connected for continuous draining into a floor drain.
- Since your unit drains by gravity, the hose needs to be laying flat on the ground and should be cut to the shortest length possible.
- Make sure you have a good connection where the garden hose attaches and that there is a rubber washer properly installed in the end of the garden hose. A poor seal could cause leaking or prevent the unit from draining properly.
- If the hose is pushed into a drain, make sure it is not pushed in too far. If the hose is touching water, it will not drain. Pull out the hose until the hose outlet is above the water
- Avoid using an old or damaged garden hose.