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Insignia NS-AC08PWH1 Portable Air Conditioner User Guide


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Insignia NS-AC08PWH1 Portable Air Conditioner

Insignia NS-AC08PWH1 Portable Air Conditioner


Congratulations on your purchase of this Insignia product. Your NS-AC06PWH1, NS-AC07PWH1, or NS-AC08PWH1 is a state-of-the-art portable air conditioner and is designed for reliable and trouble-free performance.


Read these safety precautions before operation and installation to prevent death or injury to the user or other people and property damage. The following instructions must be followed. Incorrect operation due to ignoring instructions may cause death, harm, or damage.

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  • Installation must be performed according to the installation instructions. Improper installation can cause water leakage, electrical shock, or fire.
  • Use only the included accessories and parts, and specified tools for the installation. Using nonstandard parts can cause water leakage, electrical shock, fire, and injury or property damage.
  • Make sure that the outlet you are using is grounded and has the appropriate voltage. The power cord is equipped with a three-prong grounding plug to protect against shock. Voltage information can be found on the nameplate of the unit.
  • Your unit must be used in a properly grounded wall receptacle. If the wall receptacle you intend to use is not adequately grounded or protected by a time delay fuse or circuit breaker (the fuse or circuit breaker needed is determined by the maximum current of the unit. The maximum current is indicated on the nameplate located on the unit), have a qualified electrician install the proper receptacle.
  • Install the unit on a flat, sturdy surface. Failure to do so could result in damage or excessive noise and vibration.
  • The unit must be kept free from obstruction to ensure proper function and to mitigate safety hazards.
  • Do not modify the length of the power cord or use an extension cord to power the unit.
  • Do not share a single outlet with other electrical appliances. Improper power supply can cause fire or electrical shock.
  • Do not install your air conditioner in a wet room such as a bathroom or laundry room. Too much exposure to water can cause electrical components to short circuit.
  • Do not install the unit in a location that may be exposed to combustible gas, as this could cause fire.
  • The unit has wheels to facilitate moving. Make sure not to use the wheels on thick carpets or to roll over objects, as these could cause tipping.
  • Do not operate a unit that has been dropped or damaged.
  • Do not touch the unit with wet hands or when barefoot.
  • If the air conditioner is knocked over during use, turn off the unit and unplug it from the main power supply immediately. Visually inspect the unit to ensure there is no damage. If you suspect the unit has been damaged, contact a technician or customer service for assistance.
  • In a thunderstorm, the power must be cut off to avoid damage to the machine due to lightning.
  • Your air conditioner should be used in such a way that it is protected from moisture, e.g. condensation, splashed water, etc. Do not place or store your air conditioner where it can fall or be pulled into water or any other liquid. Unplug immediately if it occurs.
  • All wiring must be performed strictly by the wiring diagram located inside the unit.
  • The unit’s circuit board (PCB) is designed with a fuse to provide overcurrent protection. The specifications of the fuse are printed on the circuit board, such as T 3.15A/250V, etc.
  • When the water drainage function is not in use, keep the upper and the lower drain plugs firmly to the unit to get rid of choking. When the drain plug is not in use, keep it away from children to avoid possible choking.


  • If the supply cord is damaged, it must be replaced by the manufacturer, its service agent, or similarly qualified persons to avoid a hazard.
  • Before cleaning or other maintenance, the appliance must be disconnected from the supply outlet.
  • Do not remove any fixed covers. Never use this appliance if it is not working properly, or if it has been dropped or damaged.
  • Do not run the cord under the carpeting. Do not cover the cord with throw rugs, runners, or similar coverings. Do not route the cord under furniture or appliances. Arrange the cord away from the traffic area and where it will not be tripped over.
  • Do not operate the unit with a damaged cord, plug, power fuse, or circuit breaker. Discard the unit or return it to an authorized service facility for examination and/or repair.
  • To reduce the risk of fire or electric shock, do not use this air conditioner with any solid-state speed control device.
  • The appliance shall be installed according to national wiring regulations.
  • Contact the authorized service technician for repair or maintenance of this unit.
  • Contact an authorized installer for the installation of this unit.
  • Do not cover or obstruct the inlet or outlet grilles.
  • Do not use this product for functions other than those described in this instruction manual.
  • Before cleaning, turn off the power and unplug the unit.
  • Disconnect the power if strange sounds, smells, or smoke come from it.
  • Do not press the buttons on the control panel with anything other than your fingers.
  • Do not remove any fixed covers. Never use this appliance if it is not working properly, or if it has been dropped or damaged.
  • Do not operate or stop the unit by inserting or pulling out the power cord plug.
  • Do not use hazardous chemicals to clean or come into contact with the unit. Do not use the unit in the presence of inflammable substances or vapor such as alcohol, insecticides, gasoline, etc.
  • Always transport your air conditioner in a vertical position and stand on a stable, level surface during use.
  • Always contact a qualified person to carry out repairs. If the damaged power supply cord must be replaced with a new power supply cord, obtain one from the product manufacturer. Do not try to repair the cord.
  • Hold the plug by the head of the power plug when taking it out.
  • Turn off the product when not in use.

Note about fluorinated gases

  1. Fluorinated greenhouse gases are contained in hermetically sealed equipment. For specific information on the type,  the amount, and the CO2 equivalent in metric tons of the fluorinated greenhouse gas (on some models), please refer to the relevant label on the unit itself.
  2. Installation, service, maintenance, and repair of this unit must be performed by a certified technician.
  3. Product uninstallation and recycling must be performed by a certified technician.

End-of-life directives
When using this dehumidifier in the European countries, the following information must be followed:

Do not dispose of this product as unsorted municipal waste. Collection of such waste separately for special treatment is necessary. It is prohibited to dispose of this appliance in domestic household waste. For disposal, there are several possibilities:

  • The municipality has established collection systems, where electronic waste can be disposed of at least free of charge to the user.
  • When buying a new product, the retailer will take back the old product at least free of charge.
  • The manufacturer will take back the old appliance for disposal at least free of charge to the user.
  • As old products contain valuable resources, they can be sold to scrap metal dealers. Wild disposal of waste in forests and landscapes endangers your health when hazardous substances leak into the groundwater and find their way into the food chain.

Using R32 refrigerant

  • Do not use any means to accelerate the defrosting process or to clean, other than those recommended by the manufacturer.
  • The appliance shall be stored in a room without continuously operating ignition sources (for example: open flames, an operating gas appliance, or an operating electric heater).
  • Do not pierce or burn.
  • Be aware that the refrigerants may not contain an odor.
  • The appliance should be installed, operated, and stored in a room with a floor area according to the amount of refrigerant to be charged. For specific information on the type of gas and the amount, please refer to the relevant label on the unit itself. When there are differences between the label and the manual on the Min. room area description, the description on the label shall prevail.
  • Compliance with national gas regulations shall be observed.
  • Keep ventilation openings clear of obstruction.
  • The appliance shall be stored to prevent mechanical damage from occurring.
  • A warning that the appliance shall be stored in a well-ventilated area where the room size corresponds to the room area as specified for operation.
  • Any person who is involved with working on or breaking into a refrigerant circuit should hold a current valid certificate from an industry-accredited assessment authority, which authorizes their competence to handle refrigerants safely by an industry-recognized assessment specification.
  • Servicing shall only be performed as recommended by the equipment manufacturer. Maintenance and repair requiring the assistance of other skilled personnel shall be carried out under the supervision of the person competent in the use of flammable refrigerants.
  • Please follow the instructions carefully to handle, install, clear, and service the air conditioner to avoid any damage or hazard. Flammable Refrigerant R32 is used within this air conditioner. When maintaining or disposing of the air conditioner, the refrigerant (R32) shall be recovered properly. It shall not be discharged into the air directly.
  • No open fire or device-like switch that may generate spark/arcing shall be around the air conditioner to avoid causing ignition of the flammable refrigerant used. Please follow the instructions carefully to store or maintain the air conditioner to prevent mechanical damage from occurring.
  • Flammable refrigerant R32 is used in air conditioners. Please follow the instructions carefully to avoid any hazards. For specific information on the type of gas and the amount, please refer to the relevant label on the unit itself.

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  1. Transport of equipment containing flammable refrigerants See transport regulations
  2. Marking of equipment using signs See local regulations
  3. Disposal of equipment using flammable refrigerants See national regulations.
  4. Storage of equipment/appliances The storage of equipment should be by the manufacturer’s instructions.
  5. Storage of packed (unsold) equipment Storage package protection should be constructed such that mechanical damage to the equipment inside the package will not cause a leak of the refrigerant charge. The maximum number of pieces of equipment permitted to be stored together will be determined by local regulations.
  6. Information on servicing.
  • Checks to the area
    Before beginning work on systems containing flammable refrigerants, safety checks are necessary to ensure that the risk of ignition is minimized. For repair to the refrigerating system, the following precautions shall be complied with before conducting work on the system.
  • Work procedure
    Work shall be undertaken under a controlled procedure to minimize the risk of flammable gas or vapor being present while the work is being performed.
  • General work area
    All maintenance staff and others working in the local area shall be instructed on the nature of the work being carried out. Work in confined spaces shall be avoided. The area around the workspace shall be sectioned off. Ensure that the conditions within the area have been made safe by control of flammable material.
  • Checking for the presence of refrigerant
    The area shall be checked with an appropriate refrigerant detector before and during work, to ensure the technician is aware of potentially flammable atmospheres. Ensure that the leak detection equipment being used is suitable for use with flammable refrigerants, i.e. non-sparking, adequately sealed, or intrinsically safe.
  • Presence of a fire extinguisher
    If any hot work is to be conducted on the refrigeration equipment or any associated parts, appropriate fire extinguishing equipment shall be available to hand. Have a dry powder or CO2 fire extinguisher adjacent to the charging area.
  • No ignition sources
    No person carrying out work about a refrigeration system that involves exposing any pipe work that contains or has contained flammable refrigerant shall use any sources of ignition in such a manner that it may lead to the risk of fire or explosion. All possible ignition sources, including cigarette smoking, should be kept sufficiently far away from the site of installation, repair, removal, and disposal, during which flammable refrigerant can be released into the surrounding space. Before work takes place, the area around the equipment is to be surveyed to make sure that there are no flammable hazards or ignition risks. No Smoking signs shall be displayed.
  • Ventilated area
    Ensure that the area is in the open or that it is adequately ventilated before breaking into the system or conducting any hot work. A degree of ventilation shall continue during the period that the work is carried out. The ventilation should safely disperse any released refrigerant and preferably expel it externally into the atmosphere.
  • Checks to the refrigeration equipment
    Where electrical components are being changed, they shall be fit for the purpose and to the correct specification. At all times the manufacturer’s maintenance and service guidelines shall be followed. If in doubt consult the manufacturer’s technical department for assistance. The following checks shall be applied to installations using flammable refrigerants: The charge size is by the room size within which the refrigerant-containing parts are installed; The ventilation machinery and outlets are operating adequately and are not obstructed; If an indirect refrigerating circuit is being used, the secondary circuit shall be checked for the presence of refrigerant; Marking to the equipment continues to be visible and legible. Markings and signs that are illegible shall be corrected; Refrigeration pipes or components are installed in a position where they are unlikely to be exposed to any substance that may corrode refrigerant-containing components unless the comprefrigerant-containing of materials that are inherently resistant to being corroded or are suitably protected against being so corroded.
  • Checks to electrical devices
    Repair and maintenance of electrical components shall include initial safety checks and component inspection procedures. If a fault exists that could compromise safety, then no electrical supply shall be connected to the circuit until it is satisfactorily dealt with. If the fault cannot be corrected immediately but it is necessary to continue operation, an adequate temporary solution shall be used. This shall be reported to the owner of the equipment so all parties are advised. Initial safety checks shall include: That capacitors are discharged: this shall be done safely to avoid the possibility of sparking; That there are no live electrical components or wiring exposed while charging, recovering, or purging the system; That there is continuity in the grounding.


  • Enjoy 3 different fan speeds, a dehumidifier, and a 62 ~ 95° F (16.6 ~ 35° C) temperature range for your comfort
  • Remote with sensor lets you maintain or adjust the temperature even at a distance
  • Timer functionality lets you set any temperature for a specific time of day or night
  • Auto restart makes sure you’re ready to go after a power outage
  • 6 ft. (1.8 m) cord for easy reach to any nearby outlet
  • Caster wheels for easy transport
  • Fits horizontal sliding windows with a height of 19.4 to 62.2 in. (49.3 to 158 cm)
  • Fits vertical sliding windows with a width of 19.4 to 62.2 in. (49.3 to 158 cm)
  • NS-AC06PWH1: 6,000 BTU cooling capacity ideal for 150-250 sq. ft. (14 to 23 sq. m)
  • NS-AC07PWH1: 7,000 BTU cooling capacity ideal for 250-300 sq. ft. (23 to 28 sq. m)
  • NS-AC08PWH1: 8,000 BTU cooling capacity ideal for 300-350 sq. ft. (28 to 32.5 sq. m)

Package contents

  • Portable Air Conditioner (6,000 BTU, 7,000 BTU, or 8,000 BTU)
  • Remote control with two AAA batteries
  • Window installation kit
  • User Guide


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Control panel 

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  1. The SWING button Turns the vent swing movement on or off.
  2. On/Off indicator Lights when your air conditioner is turned on.
  3. MODE indicators Lights to indicate which operating mode is selected.
  4. Follow Me indicator Lights when the Follow Me feature is turned on. See Using the Follow Me feature on page 24.
  5. Display When setting the timers, shows the number of hours selected. When your air conditioner is running, show the current temperature setting or room temperature. When a problem occurs, shows an error or protection code.
  6. Temperature format indicator Lights to indicate the temperature format.
  7. Fan speed indicator Lights to indicate the current fan speed.
  8. Sleep indicator Lights when the Sleep feature is turned on. See Using the Sleep feature on page 24.
  9. (timer) button Turns on the Timer feature. See Setting the timers on page 24.
  10. MODE button Selects the operating mode. You can select Dry, Auto, Fan, or Cool. As you cycle through the modes, the corresponding mode indicators light. See Selecting the operating mode on page 23.
  11. – (decrease) button Decreases the temperature setting. See Setting the operating temperature on page 23.
  12. + (increase) button Increases the temperature setting. See Setting the operating temperature on page 23.
  13. (fan) button) Select the fan speed. You can select High, Cont. (continuous), Med, or Low. As you cycle through the speeds, the corresponding speed indicators light. See Adjusting the fan speed on page 23.
  14. (sleep) button Turns the Sleep feature on or off. When this feature is turned on the corresponding indicator lights. See Using the Sleep feature on page 24. 15 (power) button Turns your air conditioner on or off.

Ambient temperature range

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Remote control

If you press a button for a feature that is not available, nothing happens.

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  1. TEMP /TEMP  Sets the temperature. This feature does not work in Fan mode. See Setting the operating temperature on page 23.
  2. ON/OFF Turns your air conditioner on or off.
  3. MODE Selects the operating mode. You can select Auto, Cool, Dry, or Fan. See Selecting the operating mode on page 23.
  4. FAN Selects the fan speed. You can select Auto, Low, Med, or High. See Adjusting the fan speed on page 23.
  5. SLEEP Reduces the amount of energy your air conditioner uses without changing the operating mode. This feature does not work in Dry or Fan mode. See Using the Sleep feature on page 24
  6. SWING Starts and stops the vent movement. See Controlling the vent on page 23.
  7. Display Displays indicators and status information. See the Remote control display on page 14.
  8. SHORT CUT Stores and activates your favorite settings. See Setting the shortcut on page 24.
  9. TIMER ON/TIMER OFF Turns the Timer feature on or off. See Setting the timers on page 24.
  10. LED Turns the display on your air conditioner on or off. See Turning the control panel  display on or off on page 24
  11. FOLLOW ME Let the remote control measure and send the room temperature to your air conditioner. See Using the Follow Me feature on page 24.

Installing remote control batteries

  1. Press down on the remote control battery cover and slide the cover off the remote control.
  2. Insert two AAA batteries (included) into the battery compartment. Make sure that the + marks on the batteries align with the + marks in the compartment.Insignia NS-AC08PWH1 Portable Air Conditioner 6
  3. Replace the cover.

Remote control display 

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  1. Operating mode Lights to indicate the selected mode: Auto, Cool, Dry, or Fan.
  2. Power indicator Lights when your air conditioner is turned on.
  3. Timer On/Timer Off Timer On appears when the timers are set. Timer Off appears when the timers are not set.
  4. Low battery indicator Lights when your air conditioner detects low battery power in the remote control batteries.
  5. Sleep indicator Lights when the Sleep feature is turned on.
  6. Follow Me Lights when the Follow Me feature is turned on.
  7. Display Show the current temperature setting. When a timer is turned on, shows the timer setting.
  8. Fan speed Shows the current fan speed setting. >>>>>>>>>> indicates high. >>>>>>> indicates medium. >>> indicates low. This indicator does not appear in Auto mode.

Before installing your air conditioner

Finding a suitable location
Make sure that:

  • You install your air conditioner on an even surface to minimize noise and vibration.
  • Your air conditioner is installed near a grounded plug.
  • You can access the collection tray drain on the back of your air conditioner.
  • Your air conditioner is at least 19.7 in. (50 cm) for the nearest walls.
  • The horizontal vent is 19.7 in. (50 cm) away from any obstacles.
  • The intake and outlet openings and the remote control sensor are not covered or blocked.

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Legal notices

FCC Part 15
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation of this product is subject to the following two conditions: (1) this device may not cause harmful interference, and (2) this device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation. This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a class B digital device, under Part 15 of the FCC Rules.

These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential installation. This equipment generates, uses, and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used by the instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio communications. However, there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular installation. If this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or television reception, which can be determined by turning the equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or  more of the following measures:

  • Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
  • Increase the separation between the equipment and the receiver.
  • Connect the equipment to an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the receiver is connected.


The Distributor* of Insignia branded products warrants to you, the original purchaser of this new Insignia-branded product (“Product”), that the Product shall be free of defects in the original manufacturer of the material or workmanship for one (1) year from the date of your purchase of the Product (“Warranty Period”). For this warranty to apply, your Product must be purchased in the United States or Canada from a Best Buy branded retail store or online at  www.bestbuy.com or www.bestbuy.ca and is packaged with this warranty statement.

What does the warranty not cover?
This warranty does not cover:

  • Food, beverage, and/or medicine loss/spoilage.
  • Customer instruction/education
  • Installation
  • Set up adjustments
  • Cosmetic damage
  • Damage due to weather, lightning, and other acts of God, such as power surges
  • Accidental damage
  • Misuse
  • Abuse
  • Negligence
  • Commercial purposes/use, including but not limited to use in a place of business or communal areas of a multiple dwelling condominium or apartment complex, or otherwise used in a place other than a private home.
  • Modification of any part of the Product, including the antenna
  • Display panel damaged by static (non-moving) images applied for lengthy periods (burn-in).
  • Damage due to incorrect operation or maintenance
  • Connection to an incorrect voltage or power supply
  • Attempted repair by any person not authorized by Insignia to service the Product
  • Products sold “as is” or “with all faults”
  • Consumables, including but not limited to batteries (i.e. AA, AAA, C, etc.)
  • Products where the factory-applied serial numbers have been altered or removed
  • Loss or Theft of this product or any part of the product
  • Display panels containing up to three (3) pixel failures (dots that are dark or incorrectly illuminated) grouped in an area smaller than one-tenth (1/10) of the display size or up to five (5) pixel failures throughout the display. (Pixel-based displays may contain a limited number of pixels that may not function normally.)
  • Failures or Damage caused by any contact including but not limited to liquids, gels, or pastes.




Contact Insignia:

  • 1-877-467-4289 www.insigniaproducts.com
  • INSIGNIA is a trademark of Best Buy and its affiliated companies.
  • Distributed by Best Buy Purchasing, LLC
  • 7601 Penn Ave South, Richfield, MN 55423 U.S.A
  • ©2022 Best Buy. All rights reserved.


Faqs About Insignia NS-AC08PWH1 Portable Air Conditioner

What is the cooling capacity of the NS-AC08PWH1?

The Insignia NS-AC08PWH1 Portable Air Conditioner has a cooling capacity of 8,000 BTUs (British Thermal Units), making it suitable for cooling small to medium-sized rooms.

What is the energy efficiency rating of this model?

The energy efficiency rating (EER) of the NS-AC08PWH1 is typically around 8.0, which indicates moderate energy efficiency.

What room size is this air conditioner suitable for?

This portable air conditioner is designed to cool rooms up to approximately 200-350 square feet, depending on factors such as insulation, ceiling height, and sun exposure.

Does it require a window for venting?

Yes, like most portable air conditioners, the NS-AC08PWH1 requires venting through a window using the included window kit to expel hot air outside.

What are the dimensions and weight of the unit?

The dimensions of the NS-AC08PWH1 are typically around 13.6 inches in width, 14.6 inches in depth, and 27.7 inches in height. The weight is usually around 53 pounds.

Does it come with a remote control?

Yes, the NS-AC08PWH1 usually comes with a remote control for convenient operation from a distance.

What additional features does it have?

Some common features include multiple fan speeds, a programmable timer, sleep mode, and adjustable louvers for directing airflow.

Is it easy to install?

Installation of the NS-AC08PWH1 is typically straightforward and can be done by following the instructions provided in the user manual. It usually involves setting up the window venting kit and plugging in the unit.

Does it require regular maintenance?

Like all air conditioners, regular maintenance is recommended for optimal performance. This may include cleaning or replacing the air filter, checking and cleaning the condenser coils, and ensuring proper drainage.

What warranty does it come with?

The warranty for the Insignia NS-AC08PWH1 Portable Air Conditioner varies by retailer and region. Typically, it comes with a standard manufacturer’s warranty covering defects in materials and workmanship for a specified period, often one year. Some retailers may offer extended warranty options for additional coverage. It’s advisable to check the warranty terms before purchasing.

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