You should know what to do when your AeonAir portable air conditioner is showing a blinking red light, which indicates that the internal tank needs to be drained.
Portable air conditioners work by using refrigerant and coils, which cool down the air and allow moisture to condensate and accumulate.
When too much moisture collects in your portable air conditioner, the internal tank needs to be drained. This is what you have to do when the blinking red light appears on your AeonAir portable air conditioner.
How do portable air conditioners cool down the air?
Portable air conditioners work by passing hot air over extremely cold coils in the air conditioner. The refrigerant inside these coils absorbs the latent heat in the air and causes the excess humidity in the air to condense around the coils.
Since portable air conditioners only consist of a single unit, the moisture that condenses around the coils collects in an internal tank instead of being drained to the outside of your home, as is the case with other types of units.
AeonAir portable air conditioner blinking red light: What to do
If you have noticed a blinking red light on your AeonAir portable air conditioner and you are wondering what to do, your first step should be to understand why the light is blinking and how to get the air conditioner operating again.
The portable air conditioners use the red blinking warning light to indicate to the owner that the internal tank of the air conditioner is full.
When your AeonAir portable air conditioner is on and working, the humidity that is collected from the air, which is also referred to as condensate, starts building up within this internal tank.
When the tank is full, the blinking red light will turn on and the air conditioner will not work until the tank has been emptied.
This is because, as long as your air conditioner is working in the “Cool” or “Dehumidify” modes, condensate will continue to accumulate in the tank and the air conditioner will run the risk of overflowing or leaking.
The best thing to do when the red light is turned on to get your AeonAir portable air conditioner working again, is to drain the tank properly.
There are also some tips that can make this process run smoothly and get your AeonAir portable air conditioner working again, as soon as possible.
If you want to ensure that this blinking red light never appears again, you can install a drain hose for a continuous drain system.
How to drain your AeonAir portable air conditioner
If the “Full Tank” blinking red light indicator on your AeonAir air conditioner has turned on, what you need to do to get the air conditioner working again is to drain the internal condensate tanks, by following these steps:
- Step 1: Find the water outlet drain at the bottom of the back of your air conditioner
- Step 2: Place a pan underneath this water outlet drain to catch the condensate that will be drained
- Step 3: Unscrew the drain cover and remove the soft rubber stopper to let the condensate drain from within the internal tank
When the internal condensate tank is emptied, you can replace the rubber stopper and the drain cover for the drainage hole and empty the pan into the sink.
Tips for when you have to drain your AeonAir portable air conditioner
You need to drain your AeonAir portable air conditioner every time that the blinking red light appears, before the AC unit can work normally again.
However, being careful not to move the portable air conditioner when the red light is blinking to avoid spills can help you complete this process much quicker.
You will also need to set the AeonAir air conditioner to “Fan” mode for a while after you have drained the tank to dry the internal tank before moisture starts accumulating again.
How to prevent your AeonAir portable air conditioner from showing the blinking red light
If draining the condensate tank of your portable air conditioner every time that the blinking red light appears is becoming tedious for you or you run your AC unit in “Dehumidify” mode often, setting up a continuous drain may be the best and most convenient thing to do.
To do this, and to make sure that the blinking red light does not have to switch on again, you need to connect a drain hose to the upper drainage hole near the middle backside of your AeonAir portable air conditioner after you have removed the drain cover and rubber stopper. The other end of the drain hose needs to go into a floor drain.