Your Home Air Conditioner
Installing a good home air condition system will definitely help protect you and your family from the summer heat whether during the day or when you are sleeping at night. It\’s definitely nice to have a cooling home air conditioner to ensure that you won\’t suffer from the heat. The information provided below should be able to help you install your home air conditioner and save money on the installation fees, plus it is also an easy task to do with the help of an assistant.
What you need to consider doing:
- Window Air conditioning unit
- Shims or scrap wood equivalent
- Fastening tools like screws, nails, staples; screwdriver, hammer, stapler
- Weather strips
- Measuring tape
- First of all, you need to choose the right air condition unit which is efficient and also it needs to have the necessary British thermal unit (BTU) count for your room or house. The calculation can be done by multiplying the room\’s square footage by 35. As we choose the kitchen for example, it needs at least 4,000 extra BTUs count while for the rooms that are occupied by more than two persons, you need to add 600 BTUs for each of the extra occupant beyond the initial two persons.
- You also need to measure the window before deciding to purchase the air condition unit in order for the unit to fit the bottom section of the glass. The window glass that covers the unit should also be able to slide up and down. You should also choose the best window for the air condition and it is recommended that the window frame selected should be close to the center of the room. It is also best to have an outside shade to cover it during hot summer days and there should be no other obstructions inside the room from other items such as a bed or a television near it.
- Then, you have to prepare the frame for the unit by sliding the bottom glass up and then arrange a leveling piece for example, a shim or a scrap wood piece that you have into size on the sill. This is for the purpose of providing a slight tilt for the air condition unit\’s water drain. After that, attach the unit securely to the frame using screws, nails or staples.
- Next, you need to move the air condition unit onto the sill and if the unit comes with an accordion flap, you also need to fit the flap onto the frame. If the unit has metal brackets, you must install it also and fasten the flap or brackets to the frame using screws, nails or staples. Once finished, you can close the window onto the unit.
- Finally, you can use weather strips if you notice any sections that do not have an airtight seal. Fill or cover them with the weather strips.
Now, you can relax in peace and enjoy your home air conditioner.