If you have an older, drafty, or old home, then you know how difficult it can be to install portable air conditioners. If you have a newer home, then you know just how difficult it can be to install air-conditioning units. Regardless of the type of climate you live in, air conditioning units are essential to keeping everyone cool.
Most homes and offices use air conditioning during the summer months and an air conditioner during the winter months. When purchasing an air conditioner, you must consider what your needs are and which type is best for your location. There are basically two types of air conditioners – window or horizontal. Window air conditioners are placed in the hallway, window, or bay type of doorway, while horizontal sliding types are placed on a horizontal surface. This article is intended to give you the information needed to make an informed decision regarding the purchase of an air conditioner.
First, you need to consider the size of the area where you want to install the air conditioner. The size will depend greatly upon where you intend to place the air conditioner. Some areas require that the air conditioner is placed in a larger bay type of doorway, while others require that the air conditioner is placed in a larger, more open type of hallway. Knowing the size of the area you will be installing the air conditioner is important. When considering an air conditioner to be installed in a horizontal sliding window, you need to consider two things.
First, you need to determine how many square feet of area will be covered by the horizontal area you are planning to cover. Second, you need to determine how much cooling power (Watts) the air conditioner will produce. Most air conditioners are available in several watts; you will need to determine which wattage is necessary for you. Air conditioners that are rated at more than ten watts will likely be too noisy for your home.
Air conditioners can be mounted in a number of different ways. Most commonly, they can be mounted to the outside wall of the house. However, if the AC is to be mounted on the inside of a window or sliding door, an air conditioner window mount can be used. A window mount is often more convenient for those that will frequently be entertaining guests.
A number of different mounting options exist. You can use screws, nails, and hinges to hang the unit from the outside or inside the frame of the window. Each of these methods can vary based on the nature of the unit and the structure of your home. You also need to take into consideration the amount of weight that will be required to effectively hang the unit and any modifications that may be needed to the windows or sliding glass doors of the room that you will be installing it in.
In many cases, it is not necessary to purchase an additional air conditioner when an existing one is being replaced. The cost of this type of replacement is considerably less than the cost of an air conditioning unit that needs to be installed in a different location. This means that the horizontal air conditioner can be installed on a window sill or sliding door without having to invest in an additional air conditioning unit. This also saves money when the existing unit needs repairs due to damage caused by heavy snow or freezing rain.
When purchasing an air conditioner, there are several factors that you should take into consideration. One of the most important things to consider is the size of the area that you will be using the air conditioner in. If you are attempting to cool a large area, such as an office building, then it is important that you purchase a unit that has filters that will effectively filter all of the air entering the area. Portable air conditioners with filters are available in many sizes and are very easy to maintain.