My AC is fixed permanently to vent straight outside. I cannot unclip ducting and switch AC to dehumidifying mode every day due to work commitments.
So what I've done is to hook my AC up to an Stc-1000 temperature controler which only switches my AC on when temps reach 29 and the AC is always on cooling mode. I will get a small heater for winter which the temp controller will switch on when it gets too cold so temps are sorted with the portable AC and temp controller. I went for the stc-1000 instead of a timer so I can save on the electricity as the AC is only on when needed.
I now only need to control the humidity during lights off really which I can do by putting the dehumidifier on a timer hopefully, should it keep its settings like my AC does when you disconnect power.