I kept researching problems with that unique model when I found a thread about the poor energy efficiency of most portable A/Cs
I’m absolutely a ‘rip the bandaid off’ kind of person. If something distressing is on the line, I don’t like to wait or put off the work that could be done the same day. If there’s a source of fight with a friend or coworker, I try to address the concern head on and without a delay. When I was younger I was notorious for putting off concerns that bothered me, but it always resulted in more discomfort once I finally ran out of time. I’d put off studying for tests and looking for jobs during high school. Sometimes I’d manage to get a great score regardless, but in other instances it was evident I needed to get more dedicated with my life. College was hard for much of the same reasons, but that’s where I started to change my attitude. By the time I graduated, I had quit procrastinating and avoiding difficulties in my life, instead I was now taking everything head on. That has carried over into my adult life. My portable A/C just doesn’t seem to be working in the way I had expected it to. I couldn’t figure out why the unit wasn’t getting my condo as cold as I thought it should. I kept researching problems with that unique model when I found a thread about the poor energy efficiency of most portable A/Cs. I had no clue that these machines pull cold conditioned air from your condo back into the unit just to cool the hot compressor inside it. So as cool air is generated by the machine, some of it is pulled back and then pushed outdoors after it passes over the compressor. A ductless mini split would put the compressor outdoors like with any other split HVAC system, and the unit inside would be more efficient at keeping my condo cool.