Comparing a Through the Wall Air Conditioner vs Window Units

The major difference when comparing a through the wall air conditioner vs window units is the location of installation.

A through the wall unit is inserted into a hole made in a wall. It is typically larger than the average window air conditioner. This article will explore the benefits of installing this type of air conditioning system in the home.

These air cooling systems are not as popular as they used to be but, plenty of consumers still use them. Many business owners use them to keep the workplace cool. Some consumers choose this option because installation is only semi-permanent and with a small amount of effort, the unit can be relocated at any time.

These air coolers are common in temporary offices on construction sites. These temporary structures usually come with a hole for installation. The unit slides into the hole with the back end exposed to the outdoors and the front end facing the interior of the structure.

In most temporary buildings, the window frames are weak and will not be strong enough to support the weight of the average window unit. Wall units are typically larger than window coolers and have a higher BTU rating allowing them to cool larger rooms. This is the ideal option for a job site where there is a need to cool a small or large trailer or mobile home.

Many homeowners choose these coolers for much the same reasons they are suitable for temporary buildings. If the home’s window sills lack adequate strength to hold a unit big enough to cool the room, a window unit is not a reasonable option.

Other people prefer to mount a wall unit because they want to preserve the view through their windows and are not happy with the way a window cooler blocks the natural light from entering the room.

Some people just prefer to have the unit in an unobtrusive location for aesthetic purposes. A wall unit can be useful for cooling a single room or a whole floor.

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