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Portable Air Conditioners

What You Need to Know – Danby Air Conditioners

Our Danby Air Conditioner Buyers Guide is here to help solve life’s biggest air conditioning mysteries. We know with so many options, it can be difficult assessing and deciding on the most appropriate unit for your needs!

The Great Debate: Portable vs. Window

There’s no doubt that some like it hot but most people prefer to stay cool when the sweltering heat arrives. Danby makes it easy for you to do this with our portable and window air conditioning units. Don’t know what type of unit you need? Let us help!

Portable air conditioners offer versatility

A portable air conditioner is a great choice if you are looking for versatility and a unit that can be moved from room to room.

These units require ventilation through an exhaust hose ensuring all heat removed is ejected elsewhere (generally outside). Danby makes this process simple by providing every portable unit with an expandable window installation kit that can fit easily in sliding glass doors, slider windows or double hung windows.

All of Danby’s current models require the removal of condensation water if the internal drain pan becomes full or at the end of the season.  See your manual for instructions.

Window air conditioners offer ease and more space

Window air conditioners are stored entirely outside of your living space, taking up significantly less room than portable models.

Danby’s most recent line of air conditioners does not need a drain in the back as most of the previous models did. These newer units use the water generated by the unit to cool the condenser coils which, in turn, evaporates the water that has accumulated. In extremely humid conditions condensation run-off may occur—don’t worry, this is normal!

All Danby window air conditioners come complete with all required hardware for installation.  Danby provides the installation guide in the manual as well as providing a video on our YouTube channel under the “How To” play list.

Size Matters

Refer to the BTU rating when deciding which size Danby air conditioner you may need. The higher the BTU, the bigger the room the unit can cool.

Common Mistakes

First Mistake

Too small of an air conditioner will continuously run and will not adequately cool a room.

Second Mistake

Bigger is not always better. Too large of an air conditioner unit will cycle off too quickly, not properly removing moisture from the air and may even freeze. This can result in excessive energy bills and can easily be avoided.

Use our sizing guide to help you get an idea of what size unit you may need

Area To Be Cooled (Square feet)

  • 100 up to 150
  • 150 up to 250
  • 250 up to 300
  • 300 up to 350
  • 350 up to 400
  • 400 up to 450
  • 450 up to 550
  • 550 up to 700

Capacity Needed (BTUs per hour)

  • 5,000
  • 6,000
  • 7,000
  • 8,000
  • 9,000
  • 10,000
  • 12,000
  • 14,000
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