I bought a beautiful cabinet and the cooling unit functions, but not very well. Its a small space, less than 100cubic feet. It will run almost all the time, but not below 68 degrees. In the summer, i would expect the ambient temperature to hit 90+, so Im not expecting miracles of the ac unit, but I would like to ensure cooler functioning.
Any way I can do that with the current unit? Exact model number is WKU-1060, and the ac unit does not have the digital temperature as it is much older. Also, it runs R 22 refridgerant.
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I'm not familiar with your unit, but sounds like condenser problems. Check for a dirty coil on the backside or underneath the unit. Also, if it has a fan for that coil, make sure it's running when the compressor is running and that the blades are clean. Other than that, it could have developed a refrigerant leak.
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Ducted A/C has an internal fancoil unit installed in the roof space of the home. From this central location, a series of ducts run from it and into as many rooms in the house as the owner desires. From these ducts, this allows you to cool or heat each room individually – called zoning
Split systems stand out for their relatively low initial purchase price. Another perk is that the installation is not so invasive – it can often be done in a day or less from a licensed technician. Though, being that the unit is fairly small, it is best suited to cooling or heating one room – this is either a positive or negative depending on how you look at it. On one hand, it’s an efficient option if you only need to cool or heat one room, but on the other hand they are less effective in larger spaces. Rarely could a split system air conditioner cool or heat an entire home. Split system air cons are great options for small areas, but lack the power to affect larger spaces – this is reflected in their relatively cheap purchase price, from around $1,000-$2,000.
The DeLonghi PACA120E Portable Air Conditioner quickly cools rooms up to 400 square feet and comes equipped with several functions that make operation easy and low maintenance. Its 3 operating modes are supplemented with no-drip technology, an adjustable thermostat, 24-hour timer, and much more. This unit truly takes the work out of cooling medium- to large-sized spaces.
Multiple Modes and Functions
The DeLonghi A120E-also known as the Delonghi Pinguino PAC A120E-offers 3 operating modes and 3 additional operating functions that make this model versatile and energy efficient.
Cool Mode: 12,000 BTUs of cooling power help cool large rooms, offices, or basements.
Dry Mode: Reduce room humidity by removing excess moisture from the air.
Fan Mode: Circulate air to keep your room comfortable without using a lot of energy. Low, medium, high, and an auto-speed are all included (auto speed selects a fan speed for you).
Smart Function: Your AC uses Cool and Fan mode based on ambient room temperature. This function will also select your fan speed and keeps your room comfortable without wasting energy.
Sleep Function: Using a low fan speed, the AC gradually reduces operation so your room remains comfortable but the AC runs more quietly and efficiently while you sleep.
Boost Function: This function is ideal for the summer months and uses the maximum fan speed to rapidly reduce your room temperature.
Using DeLonghi's patented no-drip technology, this unit is "dripless" under normal conditions, meaning the AC will discharge all of the moisture collected from the air-so you typically won't have to worry about draining the water. When dehumidifying a lot of moisture in Dry mode, excess water may collect in the internal collection tank. Once the tank is full, the air conditioner will automatically turn off to avoid overflow damage. You can also use the included continuous drain hose as a no-fuss way to eliminate excess water as needed.
An adjustable thermostat provides additional convenience by allowing you to set your room temperature. The DeLonghi portable AC will cycle on and off to eliminate over-cooling and maintain the set temperature.
Washable Air Filter: A washable air filter helps remove allergens and other particles from incoming air and saves you money on replacement filters.
Quiet Operation: High efficiency compressor and components result in quiet performance.
Electronic Controls: The LCD screen displays the timer and temperature settings, while intuitive indicator lights accompany each operating mode.
24-Hour Timer: This feature lets you program your AC to turn on or off up to 24 hours in advance, so it only runs when needed.
Window Bracket: Double window bracket is included with purchase for flexible installation.
Self-Diagnosis System: The unit includes a self-diagnostic maintenance system that identifies malfunctions should they occur.
Remote Control: Use the full-featured remote control to change modes, set the timer, and select a fan speed up to 23 feet away from the receiver (on the front of the unit).
Portability: Easy-roll casters and dual carrying handles make it simple to move this model from space to space.
that is a 10000 btu unit and a good rule of thumb to go by when 'sizing' a unit is 12000 btu for every 600 sq ft of cooling space (if the place is well insulated) or 400 sq ft (if not well insulated).
So, you have a 10000 btu unit which is 5/6th of 12000 btu - so - can reasonably expect that unit to cool approximately 500 sq feet.
In other words the room it's in now could be only - say - 300 sq feet (and well insulated) - in which case the AC unit is cooling it - well.
However, if you try to cool a 800 sq ft room - it will not work as well.
Hope this has helped.
Assuming the unit is 'cooling' but not cooling it 'well,' I would think the unit is too small.
NOTE: 2000 Btu for every 100 sq ft of cooling space if the room is well insulated. If not - then 2000 btu for every 66 sq ft.
For example - a 12000 btu AC unit should cool 600 sq feet of cooling space if well insulated.
400 sq feet if not well insulated.
hope this has helped.
This unit is very outdated and no longer desireable as a functional unit. There is not much of a collectible maket for these either unless you find just the right individual who may be looking for one. Value is probably $5 or less
Hi John, depending on the size, I would need the model number from the outdoor unit if it is a split system, you should have 400 cfm per ton of cooling. If you have a 1600 SQ' home, and a 3 ton unit, 3 x 400 cfm is 1200. It would be to small. There are 12,000 B. T. U.'s of cooling per ton. 2 tons would be 24,000 b t u's. 3 tons would be 36, 000 b.t.u.'s. Also, most contractors put lever dampers in the duct work that can be adjusted. They will put a red flag where the lever is and we can adjust the flow to balance out the house. I don't know where your ducts are, under or above, but with a good light find the crawl space and check it out. Get the model number and call it in to get the tonnage or send it to me and I will tell you. It will have a 024, 030, 036, 042, or, 060 in the number, MODEL number and figure like I told you above, 12,000 per ton. 060 would be a 5 ton. This will let you know if the unit is the right size or not. Please rate me on this and I know you will be kind. Thank you John. Sincerely, Shastalaker7 A/C, Heating, & Refrigeration Contractor PS CFM is cubic feet per Minute.
The 'dry' setting is a feature which allows you to use the air conditioner as a dehumidifier. It works by cooling the radiator enough for it to attract condensation (mosture from the rooms air) which then drains into a tank or an external hose which dries the room. Even when used in cooling mode the unit will dehumidfy too, but because the fan is on it will be less effective. Also when the unit is in cooling mode it stops the compressor (cooling motor) when it reaches the selected rom temperature, however the dry function overides this and is a more effective dehumidifier as it will work in small spaces too. Hope this helps.
This unit was probably installed in a cabinet. Insufficient cooling airflow is no doubt the problem. The older Microwaves that worked well in RV's like mine, were mostly electro-mechanical. The newer units are completely electronic, and they need a lot of space for cool air. I bought a state-of-the-art oven, and it failed in a day. So I bought an old unit and have had no problem. Check E-Bay perhaps.
No. The fan setting simply runs the fan full time bypassing the thermostat. In cooling mode the unit is slave to the thermostatic sensor located in the return air stream. If the unit is in a very small room or the exiting cool air is obstructed by furniture or curtains then the cool air is directed directly back to the sensor before mixing with the room air, causing erratic operation. Be sure several square feet of floor space is open in front of the unit and point the vent upwards and see if that makes a difference. Hope this was somewhat helpful, GL.