Window-type air conditioners are the easiest air conditioners to install. Most last about 10 years on the average. If you are handy, you may take on the project by yourself. This saves you added cost on installation. It gives you first-hand experience as well to equip you on the next installation project. If your time does not allow you, call an expert at Pioneer Plumbing to do the AC installation for you.
What to consider before the purchase?
Look for the best spot for your air conditioner. Pick a north wall or window. This area receives less sunlight. Air conditioners exposed to sunlight work harder to counteract the added heat. The heat itself also speeds up the wear of the parts. Choose a spot that receives shade from a tree or bush. Opt for a location not receiving fierce winds. These may knock some parts to which the air conditioner is connected. Decide on a less dusty location. This significantly increases the frequency of filter changes. Most of all make sure the air conditioner fits.
2. Outlets and breakers
Check the load of your circuits. Don’t use one which will be used by a high energy consuming appliance. Doing such increases the chances of a blown fuse or tripped breaker. Use a dedicated circuit for the air conditioner alone. Choose a pot with a three-pronged outlet. If you are left with no options, connect one.
3. Insulators and awning
Put insulators in gaps. Decide on good insulation of the air conditioner. Install an awning to add protection. These should protect the AC from harsh weather.
Replace curtains of windows with blinds. Blinds can easily be managed to avoid obstructions in the air conditioners air flow. You will find it difficult to deal with the curtains.
What to consider in buying a good window-type air conditioner?
Buy an air conditioner that suits your needs. Determine the capacity you need by taking the measurements of the living space you wish to cool. Installing the right capacity ensures the best results. Air conditioners come in different energy consumption wattage. Pick an energy saver to maximize your benefits. Ask for the added features of your air conditioner to get the most of your shelled out money on efficient AC installation.
Opt for durable air conditioners. They may cost a little higher now but may actually cost you less in the long run. Save on repair costs. Enjoy longer lifespan.
Know the maintenance needs of the unit. Pick one that you can easily adhere and manage. From the time you buy the unit, consider the regular maintenance schedule. This saves you all the trouble. Enjoy longer product use.
Obviously, cost matters. Select one that suits your budget. If you have more than enough, be generous in the selection of air conditioner.
Consider every element mentioned. Each contributes to a good AC installation. Be guided in your choices. Think smart, act smart.