“Air Ventilator Orange”

$146.50$550.50
Some Sizes Out of Stock
Temperature Range: -20°F to +180°F
Sizes I.D. (in.): 4, 6, 8, 10, 12, 14, 16, 18, 20, & 24

“Air Ventilator Black”

$146.50$550.50
Some Sizes Out of Stock Temperature Range: -20°F to +180°F Sizes I.D. (in.): 4, 6, 8, 10, 12, 14, 16, 18, 20, & 24

“Air Ventilator Heavy-Duty”

$183.50$597.50
Temperature Range: -20°F to +180°F Sizes I.D. (in.): 6, 8, 12, 14, 16, & 24

“Air Ventilator White”

$146.50$550.50
Temperature Range: -20°F to +180°F
Sizes I.D. (in.): 4, 6, 8, 10, 12, 14, 16, 18, 20, & 24

“Air Ventilator Insulated”

$542.00$918.00
Some Sizes Out of Stock Temperature Range: -20°F to +180°F Sizes I.D. (in.): 8, 12, 14, & 16

“Thermoplastic Flex Medium-Duty WS”

$73.75$1,915.75
Temperature Range: -40°F to 275°F. Sizes I.D. (in.): 2, 2.5, 3, 3.5, 4, 4.5, 5, 5.5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 12, 14, 16, 18, 20, 22, & 24

“Smooth-Tube PVC”

$89.88$922.00
Temperature Range: +20°F to +160°F Sizes I.D. (in.): 2, 2.5, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, & 12

“PVC Flexduct General Purpose Clear”

$24.36$442.50
Lead Time 4-6 Weeks Some Sizes Out of Stock Temperature Range: +20°F to +160°F Sizes I.D. (in.): 1, 1.25, 1.5, 1.75, 2, 2.5, 3, 3.5, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, & 12

“PVC Flexduct General Purpose Blue”

$24.36$442.50
Lead Time 4-6 Weeks Some Sizes Out of Stock Temperature Range: +20°F to +160°F Sizes I.D. (in.): 1, 1.25, 1.5, 1.75, 2, 2.5, 3, 3.5, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, & 12

“PVC Flexduct Light-Duty Clear”

$66.25$1,819.00
Lead Time 4-6 Weeks Temperature Range: -20°F to +160°F Sizes I.D. (in.): 1.25, 1.5, 1.75, 2, 2.25, 2.5, 3, 3.5, 4, 4.5, 5, 5.5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 12, 14, 16, & 18

“HVAC Ventilation-Flex”

$42.00$121.25
Some Sizes Out of Stock Temperature Range: -20°F to +160°F Sizes I.D. (in.): 4, 6, 8, 10, & 12

“HVAC Insulated-Flex”

$61.50$123.50
Temperature Range: -20°F to +160°F Sizes I.D. (in.): 4, 6, 8, 10, & 12

“Wind Handler WS”

$378.25$12,843.88
Lead Time 4-6 Weeks Temperature Range: -65°F to +250°F Sizes I.D. (in.): 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 10, 12, 14, 16, 18, 20, 24, 28, 30, 36, 40, 42, 48, & 52

“Wind Handler Insulated TU”

$628.40$10,584.06
Lead Time 4-6 Weeks Temperature Range: -40°F to +250°F Sizes I.D. (in.): 4, 5, 6, 8, 10, 12, 14, 16, 18, 20, 28, 30, 36, & 40

“Wind Handler”

$324.25$2,855.00
Lead Time 4-6 Weeks Temperature Range: -65°F to +250°F Sizes I.D. (in.): 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 10, 12, 14, 16, 18, 20, & 24

“Tornado Flex Insulated AD”

$616.00$7,086.06
Lead Time 4-6 Weeks Temperature Range: -20°F to +180°F Sizes I.D. (in.): 4, 5, 6, 8, 10, 12, 14, 16, 18, 20, 24, 28, 30, 36, & 48

“Tornado Flex In Sack”

$448.17$1,501.93
Lead Time 4-6 Weeks Temperature Range: -20°F to +180°F Sizes I.D. (in.): 6, 8, 10, 12, 14, 16, 18, 20, & 24

“Tornado Flex”

$292.25$8,058.88
Lead Time 4-6 Weeks Temperature Range: -20°F to +180°F Sizes I.D. (in.): 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 10, 12, 14, 16, 18, 20, 24, 28, 30, 36, 40, 42, & 48

Aluminum Connectors

$21.15$69.99
Sizes I.D. (in.): 1.5, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 10, 12, 14, 16, 18, 20, & 24

Stainless Steel Connectors

$30.27$50.59
Sizes I.D. (in.): 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 10, & 12

Screw Clamps

$9.20$435.97
Sizes I.D. (in.): 1.5, 1.75, 2, 2.25, 2.5, 3, 3.5, 4, 4.5, 5, 5.5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 12, 14, 16, 18, & 20

Bridge Clamps

$8.29$21.19
Sizes I.D. (in.): 2, 2.25, 2.5, 3, 3.5, 4, 4.5, 5, 5.5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, & 12

J-Lock Connectors

$46.20$70.91
Sizes I.D. (in.): 4, 5, 6, 8, 10, 12, 14, 16, 18, & 20

What Is a Portable Air Conditioner?

A portable air conditioner is a self-contained system designed to cool down rooms by drawing in hot air, removing the warmth and moisture from it, and recirculating cool air back into the room. They are an effective yet affordable means of cooling homes, bedrooms, and offices during hot seasons and climates. As portable air conditioners are becoming a more popular alternative for your cooling needs, there are various types and models of portable air conditioners that serve the needs of consumers. However, the most crucial attachment that makes the portable air conditioner effective is the flexible ducting. A portable air conditioner hose takes excess warm air circulated within the unit and funnels it outside, assuring that the temperature inside the room remains at a pleasant cool temperature. Without a portable air conditioner hose, your portable air conditioner will continually expel hot air back into the room, making it ineffective and ultimately wasting electricity and raising your utility costs.

“HVAC Ventilation-Flex”

Two HVAC ventilations gray in color pointing bottomright
HVAC ventilation flex white in color U shaped pointing topright

What Are the Different Types of Portable Air Conditioners?

There are three different types of portable air conditioners: Single hose, Dual hose, and Ventless. Single-hose portable air conditioners are one of the most popular and cost-effective options due to their easy-to-install design and overall effectiveness in cooling down rooms. A single-hose portable air conditioner has only one exhaust hose where one end is attached to the unit, and the other is out a window, expelling hot air outside. Meanwhile, dual-hose portable air conditioners require two flex hoses to be set up out a window, where one hose pulls fresh air into the machine, and the other hose expels hot air outside. By utilizing two portable air conditioner hoses rather than one, dual-hose portable air conditioners can cool down rooms at a faster and more efficient rate. Depending on your single or dual-hose portable air conditioner, you might have to drain the collected moisture. Currently, two methods exist to drain this condensate water out of your units. The first is a manual removal where users need to periodically empty buckets that are attached to portable air conditioners. This task can range anywhere from every 8 hours to once a month, depending on your machine. The second way is to utilize a gravity drain and pump, where you would need to attach an additional PVC flex duct to the drain port and direct the collected moisture into a drain or another location. However, ventless portable air conditioners have a built-in self-evaporating system where they automatically evaporate the accumulated water out with cool air. As a result of this design, ventless air conditioners are an alternate budget-conscious option that takes up less space than traditional portable air conditioner units.

“Wind Handler”

Wind Handler Yellow in Color flexed

“Air Ventilator Yellow”

Air ventilator yellow in a U-shape
Air ventilator yellow coiled in a pile image

“Air Ventilator Black”

$146.50$550.50
Some Sizes Out of Stock Temperature Range: -20°F to +180°F Sizes I.D. (in.): 4, 6, 8, 10, 12, 14, 16, 18, 20, & 24

“Air Ventilator Insulated”

$542.00$918.00
Some Sizes Out of Stock Temperature Range: -20°F to +180°F Sizes I.D. (in.): 8, 12, 14, & 16

“Air Ventilator Orange”

$146.50$550.50
Some Sizes Out of Stock
Temperature Range: -20°F to +180°F
Sizes I.D. (in.): 4, 6, 8, 10, 12, 14, 16, 18, 20, & 24

“Air Ventilator White”

$146.50$550.50
Temperature Range: -20°F to +180°F
Sizes I.D. (in.): 4, 6, 8, 10, 12, 14, 16, 18, 20, & 24

What Flexible Hose Can I Use for a Portable Air Conditioner?

Ideally, it would be best if you used a lightweight, flexible hose for a portable air conditioner. Flex hoses such as PVC Vinyl-Coated Air Ventilator Flex Ducts are a great example because they are highly compressible ducts designed for AC ventilation and air movement. With a working temperature range of -20 to +180 degrees Fahrenheit, these flexible ducts built to handle extreme temperatures and come with a standard length of 25 feet. PVC Vinyl-Coated Air Ventilator Flex Ducts also come with a cuffed end, which makes it easier to install and removes the need for installation accessories such as elbows and connectors. As a result, PVC Vinyl-Coated Air Ventilator Flex Ducts are designed to fit any portable air conditioner, and depending on your circumstances, they also come in different colors, wall thicknesses, and inside diameters (ID), which makes them ideal and suited for any portable air conditioning needs. While PVC Vinyl-Coated Air Ventilator Flex Ducts are designed for industrial air movement, these flexible ducts can be used for general residential air ventilation and even dehumidification.

“Air Ventilator Heavy-Duty”

Air Ventilator Heavy Duty Ventilation Hose

“PVC Flexduct General Purpose Blue”

“PVC Flexduct General Purpose Clear”

Can I Use PVC Hoses for a Portable Air Conditioner?

PVC flex ducts are another lightweight, cost-effective option for your portable AC hose. While they are designed for air, dust, and fume ventilation, their resistance to chemicals and moisture makes them an ideal and durable option for a portable AC hose. Adaptable and dependable, PVC flex ducts are reinforced with a steel wire helix and can withstand light physical abrasions and low and super-high temperatures for long periods. In addition to being designed for residential applications, PVC flex ducts can handle various industrial applications such as agricultural needs, automobile manufacturing, general duct cleaning, light dust movement, and pollution control. Suppose you are looking for a dependable, cost-effective, portable AC hose for your single or dual-hose portable air conditioner; in that case, PVC flex ducts are a viable and reliable option.

“PVC Flexduct Light-Duty Clear”

coiled up clear hose

“Smooth-Tube PVC”

  • Completely smooth interior prevents clogs and maximizes airflow
  • Cost-effective smooth interior hose
  • Excellent flexibility and crush resistant
  • External helix acts as wearstrip, protecting the outside of the hose

The “Smooth-Tube PVC” hose is a medium-weight PVC flex ducting that is reinforced by a rigid external PVC helix making for a clear flexible hose. It combines durability and flexibility into one cost-effective package! These PVC hoses are recommended for use in applications involving air, light materials, and dust movement.

This clear flexible hose is a longer lasting hose because it is crush and abrasion resistant. This is thanks to the strong PVC outer helix that goes along the body of these flexible air ducts. This outer wearstrip provides the hose with a more solid frame. It is ultimately more durable than competing hoses that lack the external wearstrip. It can resist abrasions from rocks and other small physical objects in case it is dragged along a rough and abrasive surface. The wonderful thing about this flex ducting is that despite its superior durability, it is also very flexible. It can be flexed and bent to suit your application as needed. One of the benefits of these flexible air ducts is that it is available in a flame retardant version. It can also handle hot temperatures up to 160° F.

“Wind Handler Insulated TU”

$628.40$10,584.06
Lead Time 4-6 Weeks Temperature Range: -40°F to +250°F Sizes I.D. (in.): 4, 5, 6, 8, 10, 12, 14, 16, 18, 20, 28, 30, 36, & 40

“Wind Handler WS”

$378.25$12,843.88
Lead Time 4-6 Weeks Temperature Range: -65°F to +250°F Sizes I.D. (in.): 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 10, 12, 14, 16, 18, 20, 24, 28, 30, 36, 40, 42, 48, & 52

“Wind Handler”

$324.25$2,855.00
Lead Time 4-6 Weeks Temperature Range: -65°F to +250°F Sizes I.D. (in.): 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 10, 12, 14, 16, 18, 20, & 24

“Tornado Flex”

Tornado Flex Double Hose Yellow and black in color pointing down right

Tornado-Flex vs. Wind Handler Flexible Ducting

Tornado-Flex Ducts and Wind Handlers are excellent flexible hose options for portable air conditioners because they are specifically designed to transfer air flow for permanent and mobile air conditioning units. Both ducts are made from single-ply polyester fabric, but Wind Handlers are coated in neoprene; meanwhile, Tornado-Flexes are coated in PVC vinyl. While the two flexible ducts are very similar to the PVC Vinyl-Coated Air Ventilator Flex Ducts, their range of customization is what makes them unique and ideal for airflow and ventilation. From customizable inside diameter (ID) sizes, flex hose lengths, colors, and end finishes, you can alter these flex hoses to suit any portable air conditioner model and type. Additionally, both flexible air ducts are manufactured with tensile flame-retardant materials, and depending on your choice of product, these air ducts offer resistance to drag, abrasion, ozone, UV rays, and moisture. In addition, these lightweight hoses can be compressed conveniently for storage and travel. While they are mainly designed for residential usage, they are also designed to handle temporary military applications such as air circulation, smoke ejection, and high-volume air ventilation in field operations and setups. These lightweight hoses can be customized for the military with customized colors such as olive drab or desert sand colors. Upon request, the type of end finish can be customized with cuffs and belted finishes, allowing these flex hoses to fit in any machine and be used for a wide range of applications. The portability, durability, and flexibility of the Tornado-Flexes and Wind Handlers make these flex hoses stand out and perfect any ducting needs.

“Tornado-Flex In Sack”

  • Easily compressible into self-storage bag for convenient handling and easy transportation
  • Wearstrip offers external abrasion resistance

The “Tornado-Flex In Sack” is an air ventilation duct made from single-ply polyester reinforced PVC vinyl fabric, reinforced with a spring steel wire helix designed to provide protection and durability for the hose. The PVC vinyl fabric also offers good resistance to various chemicals and fumes, making this hose appropriate for a wide variety of applications. This hose is generally used to move large volumes of air, smoke, and fumes using portable and temporary ventilation blowers under positive pressure.

The unique feature of this product is that it includes its own self-storage bag that the industrial hose can be stored into for easy storage and portability. Since this hose has a 10 to 1 compression ratio, compressing and storing the hose after use comes with ease. This portable air transfer hose is perfect for temporary applications that require the movement of large volumes of air, smoke, and fumes. The ability to carry the sack from one job to the next is a big reason why this hose is chosen over other hoses. In addition to the spiral steel wire helix, this air transfer hose features an external wear strip that offers additional external abrasion protection and drag resistance. This is an important feature since this portable industrial hose is expected to experience more external abrasion than other static hoses.

“Tornado Flex Insulated AD”

torando flex insulated AD belt loop entry shot and funnel cuff entry shot

Should You Insulate a Portable AC Hose?

Using an insulated portable AC hose is ideal for both permanent and portable air conditioning units because there is a less temperature loss as the air-conditioned air travels through the hose. The insulated nature of these flex hoses allows them to operate in high and low temperatures effectively. enabling them to retain the temperature when air is flowing from one end to another. This function alone makes an insulated portable ac hose perfect for climate control and ventilation for residential and commercial applications. The materials insulating a portable hose also allow these portable air conditioner hoses to exhibit overall flexibility and chemical stability, depending on your product choice. If your portable AC hose is not insulated, then you run the risk of having heat loss as the air is being ventilated into the room. Using a non-insulated portable AC hose can cause your portable air conditioners to operate up to 50% harder to generate cool air into a room. As a result, this will cause your portable air conditioner to be inefficient and ultimately raise your energy and utility costs. By having an insulated portable AC hose, you can not only effectively cool down your room, but you can also significantly reduce energy loss and waste.

“Wind Handler Insulated TU”

  • Good for air handling applications
  • Compressibility allows for convenient storage

The “Wind Handler Insulated TU” insulated ducting is made from two single-ply neoprene coated yellow polyester fabric plies with an insulated barrier in-between and is designed for air applications. The neoprene coating is part of the synthetic rubber family that is produced by the polymerization of chloroprene. This neoprene coating exhibits good chemical stability and maintains flexibility over a wide temperature range. Neoprene is a synthetic rubber which exhibits high tensile strength, allowing this flexible air duct to flex and compress without causing damage to the hose wall. This high temperature insulated ducting is also reinforced with a spring steel wire helix and an external wear-strip. The duct materials allow this product to be flexible and compressible while maintaining strength and durability. This insulated duct is recommended for industrial air ventilation applications that require durability.

The “Wind Handler Insulated TU” insulated ducting is made to order in custom lengths. This hose comes in yellow and features the black external wear-strip. The flexible air duct features standard cuffed ends, and belted finishes are also available for an additional charge. Available ID sizes for this insulated duct range from 4 inches to 24 inches and custom sizes up to 48 inches are available upon request. This product is great for use in air applications such as use in A/C ventilation, HVACs, mobile cooling units, plastic bag machines, shipyard work, and tent cooling.

“PVC Flexduct General Purpose Blue”

$24.36$442.50
Lead Time 4-6 Weeks Some Sizes Out of Stock Temperature Range: +20°F to +160°F Sizes I.D. (in.): 1, 1.25, 1.5, 1.75, 2, 2.5, 3, 3.5, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, & 12

“PVC Flexduct Light-Duty Clear”

$66.25$1,819.00
Lead Time 4-6 Weeks Temperature Range: -20°F to +160°F Sizes I.D. (in.): 1.25, 1.5, 1.75, 2, 2.25, 2.5, 3, 3.5, 4, 4.5, 5, 5.5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 12, 14, 16, & 18

“Smooth-Tube PVC”

$89.88$922.00
Temperature Range: +20°F to +160°F Sizes I.D. (in.): 2, 2.5, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, & 12

“Wind Handler Insulated TU”

Wind Handler Belt Loop yellow in color pointing left
Yellow duct with black strips wrapped pointing bottomright

What Happens If You Run a Portable AC Unit Without an Exhaust Hose?

If you run a portable AC unit without a portable air conditioner exhaust hose, then your unit will be ineffective and will not cool down your room. Without a portable air conditioner exhaust hose, all the excess warm air and moisture collected within your unit will be expelled back into the room and negate all the cool air your portable air conditioner has produced. If you have a single or dual-hose portable air conditioner, you must use a portable hose for exhaust; otherwise, the unit will become meaningless and waste energy and generate high utility costs. The only time you do not need to use a portable air conditioner exhaust hose is unless you own a ventless portable air conditioner that utilizes a self-evaporating feature. In that case, you have nothing to worry about unless you need to control humidity. Whether using a portable air conditioner for residential or commercial needs, a portable AC hose is vital to cool a room effectively. If your portable air conditioner needs new ductwork, there are various options readily available that can suit and fit your portable air conditioner.

“Wind Handler WS”

  • Wearstrip offers additional external and drag resistance
  • Great compressibility

The “Wind Handler WS” flexible hose is a single-ply neoprene coated polyester fabric hose with a wear-strip designed for air applications. Neoprene is a synthetic rubber that is produced by the polymerization of chloroprene and exhibits good chemical stability and flexibility over a wide temperature range. The duct materials used in this product are highly compressible and retractable. The compressibility of this ventilation ducting allows a 25 ft length of hose to be compressed down to just over 2 feet! This is especially useful when the air duct needs to be transported to a different location.

This product is unique because it features a wear-strip that provides external protection against abrasion and wear. The duct materials used in its construction make this hose ideal for moving large volumes of air in both portable and permanent ventilation systems. This flex hose is easy to handle and has the ability to bend and flex around small spaces and corners. The “Wind Handler WS” flexible hose is listed as UL 94 V-0 flame retardant. Being constructed of UL 94 V-0 listed duct materials means that the product will stop burning after being exposed to a flame within 10 seconds (given the source of fuel has been removed). This makes the hose ideal for applications where safety is a concern. This product has a working temperature range of -65 F to +250 F, allowing it to be used for a wide variety of applications.

“Tornado Flex In Sack”

$448.17$1,501.93
Lead Time 4-6 Weeks Temperature Range: -20°F to +180°F Sizes I.D. (in.): 6, 8, 10, 12, 14, 16, 18, 20, & 24

“Tornado Flex Insulated AD”

$616.00$7,086.06
Lead Time 4-6 Weeks Temperature Range: -20°F to +180°F Sizes I.D. (in.): 4, 5, 6, 8, 10, 12, 14, 16, 18, 20, 24, 28, 30, 36, & 48

“Tornado Flex”

$292.25$8,058.88
Lead Time 4-6 Weeks Temperature Range: -20°F to +180°F Sizes I.D. (in.): 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 10, 12, 14, 16, 18, 20, 24, 28, 30, 36, 40, 42, & 48

Is a Portable AC Worth It?

Ultimately, portable air conditioners are an excellent, cost-effective means for cooling a single room or space and serve as a convenient and viable option for people with technical or general trouble with central cooling systems. However, if you choose to go with a single or dual-hose portable air conditioner, then you must have at least a portable hose or two so that all the collected warm air is vented out of your room. An insulated portable hose will be the most efficient for heat ventilation and airflow. However, products such as PVC Vinyl-Coated Air Ventilators flex ducts, Wind Handlers, and Tornado-Flexes are viable options that can be considered for their durability and adaptability. Whichever product you choose for your portable AC hose needs, you must pick one that is not only best suited for your air conditioner’s spec requirements but also considers external factors such as humidity and the natural temperatures of your climate. If not, it can ultimately affect how your portable air conditioner operates and how effective it can be.

“Wind Handler”

  • Ideal for moving large volumes of air in portable or permanent ventilation/exhaust systems
  • Highly compressibility
  • Retractibility allows for convenient storage and easy transport in a fraction of its fully extended length
  • Listed as UL 94 V-0 flame retardant

The “Wind Handler” flexible air duct is a single-ply neoprene coated polyester fabric hose designed for air applications. The neoprene coated duct materials give this product good chemical stability and allow it to maintain flexibility and compressibility over a wide temperature range. This air ventilation hose is reinforced with a spring wire helix to provide extra strength to the duct. The hose is very compressible which allows for easy storage and mobility in tight spaces. This ventilation duct has a 12 to 1 compression ratio, which means a 25 ft length will compress down to just over 2 feet. This lightweight and transportable product is perfect for applications on the go!

The duct materials that the “Wind Handler” is made from are listed as UL 94 V-0 flame retardant. These materials have been officially tested and results show that they stopped burning after being exposed to a flame within 10 seconds, thus earning it a UL 94 V-0 rating. This flexible air duct has a temperature range of -65 degrees to +250 degrees Fahrenheit. This allows the flexible air duct to be used in and around machinery that may emit above ambient temperatures.

Short Length Hoses Interchangeable
Overstock Inventory Interchangeable