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I am not having a problem with my portable air conditioner unit but I do have a question about the unit having a heating fan. What would a heating fan be used for in a Air Condtiioning unit with Humidifier?

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Its for defrosting the unit, if it freezes up.

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To defrost the heat exchanger in between cooling cycles. As it air conditions, it pulls moisture out of the air, and causes a layer of frost to form on the heat exchanger. Some units just let this frost melt off. But if it doesn't completely melt, it can start to form an unmeltable glacier. Since your unit in a dehumidifier model, it probably relies on the heater fan to ensure that you don't get an ice-up on the exchanger.

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