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I have a PACL90model portable air conditioner bought it from a friend. It does not work as well as expected. I have cleaned the filter, made sure the air hoses are vented properly and still not very cool. Do these units need to be recharged? How big of a room should they cool? Thanks for your time. dellyndbushner@yahoo.com

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  • dellyn2431 Jun 19, 2008

    Thanks so much. The area we are trying to cool is around 300 sq. ft., but it is not enclosed and there is a hallway. So it is probably doing as well as it can. Thanks again

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A/C's should not need to be recharged unless there is a problem. They do not "use" freon the way a car could "use" a little oil. The best way to check is with a thermometer. Check the air where the unit is sucking in and the check the air where it is blowing out. The air coming out should be around 20-26 degrees colder that what is going in. Your unit is rated at 10,000btu or four fifths of one ton- it should be able to handle a standard, normally insulated area of approximately 300 sq ft.

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