Choosing an Air Conditioner for Vertical Sliding Window Installation

Purchasing a window air conditioner for vertical sliding window is a growing trend among building owners these days. There was a time when most window units were designed for installation in sash windows.

Many consumers these days prefer the modern look of sliding window units. They are available for windows that slide vertically and horizontally. Before purchasing a new unit, you should review the various options available and compare prices and features to ensure you make an informed decision.

Horizontal sliding windows open from the side while vertical sliding windows open from the bottom. You can browse through paper sales catalogs or search online stores for more information about the various makes and models available. Haier, Amana, Emerson, Whirlpool, Maytag, and Fedders are among the most popular suppliers of sliding window air coolers.

Our favorite air conditioner for vertical sliding window installation is the Frigidaire FRA123KT1 12,000 BTU Air Conditioner for Vertical Sliding Window. This is an excellent unit at a reasonable price.

Choosing a unit with the appropriate dimensions for the room is critical. The typical unit is 14.5 inches wide, 20 inches deep and 22 inches high. Most produce 5,000 to 18,000 BTUs.

For installation, you will need foam weather stripping, a screwdriver, nuts, plywood and wood screws. The unit must be near an electrical outlet so make sure there is one nearby. The windowsill must be sturdy enough to support the unit’s weight, so examine it for any damage or cracks and make necessary repairs before beginning the installation process. Note the dimensions of the window to ensure it will accommodate the unit.

You should take care when removing the sliding windowpane because if you exert excessive force on the window frame it will damage the sill. Loosen the screws to remove the screen and sliding window. Use the plywood to build a platform. Cut a pair of boards to dimensions of 2″ x 4″ to serve as the base. Use foam weather stripping to attach them to the windowsill. Foam weather stripping is affordable, resistant to moisture and provides better results than using nails.

Use the plywood to create a frame around the air conditioner. Cut the plywood the same size as the window and create a hole with the same dimensions as the unit. Secure the frame in the window using screws and a drill. Carefully slide the air conditioning unit into the hole in the plywood.

Install the metal support braces, which were included with your air cooling equipment. Return the sliding window to its original position. That is all there is to the installation process. These units are simple to install and are ready for use right away.

This type of air condition has many features that provide additional benefits to the user including quiet operation, a safety power cord, four-way air distribution, multiple cooling systems, and remote control units for the ultimate in convenient operation. They typically cost anywhere from $250 to $500 depending on the make and model.

These air conditioners are durable and the ideal option for anyone who lives in a small apartment. They tend to be more energy efficient than other types of cooling systems, so users will save money on energy bills.

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