How long does my aircon unit need to be upright before use?
December 30, 2012 12:22 AM Subscribe
Do I really need to let my portable aircon stand upright for 24 hours?? :(
posted by Salamander to Grab Bag (10 answers total)
So, it's over 105 degrees here, and my new rental apartment has no aircon. After a horrible sleep last night, I just went out and bought a De'Longhi 2.85kW Pinguino. (Please don't tell me if it's crap, it was the only thing left in my price range ;). As the dude loaded it into my car (hatchback, so it had to lie sideways), he said 'Make sure you stand it upright for 24 hours before turning it on'. !! GRRR.
Googling has yielded conflicting answers. Can someone please tell me that this is overkill, and I can turn the thing on at bedtime tonight? (in 6-8 hours)? Or do I risk breaking it?