I moved into a small home recently that doesn’t have AC. I lasted fantastic through May as well as June with just a few fans and a nice breeze coming in through the windows. But now that I’m halfway through July, I’m starting to feel miserable as the temperatures continue to climb. I had planned on buying a window cooling system when I discovered portable ACs in the same area at our local hardware store. They are these big heavy devices that are about the size of a full size dehumidifier and you can put them in a room, you just have to connect the 6-inch diameter exhaust hose from the back of the component to either a window or an external door. The only other thing you have to consider when using 1 is the water drip line. Much like a full home HVAC system, these small units pull out a lot of moisture when they cool your air, and that moisture has to go somewhere. The component came with this long thin versatile plastic tube and I simply connected it to the back and ran it to an indoor drain. I set it to run and went to work. When I got home I looked in horror at this growing pool of water beneath the new cooling system. Apparently the force of the water coming out of the tubing was enough to push the end of the drain line away from the drain itself, forcing it out onto the floor far enough back where it started to pool. I read online that you have to carefully secure the end of the tube for this reason. I’m just grateful I discovered the complication before it caused any water damage to our walls or floor. All in all, it’s a great component and I couldn’t be happier!