How to Install your Window A/C Safely and Securely
If you're installing an AC window unit, you want to make sure the window is secure. Here's how.
Air conditioners are great for cooling your home, but they can also be a hassle to install. If you're replacing an old unit, you may find that the window opening is too small for the new AC unit. Luckily, there are a few simple things you can do to make sure your AC installation is secure and doesn't fall out.
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Measure twice, buy once.
For a window air conditioner, the first step is to make sure you have the right size unit.
Measure the window opening from top to bottom and side to side. You should also measure the thickness of the window sill, which is usually about 1/2 inch. When shopping for your new A/C, check the specifications to make sure they'll fit your window. There's nothing worse than having to lug a heavy A/C home, only to find that it won't fit.
Use the right tools for the job.
If you are going to install the window yourself, be sure to use the right tools. You'll only need a screwdriver, but sometimes a power drill can make the process easier. If your installation is a little complicated, you might have need for a level and some wooden blocks too. The screws to affix your window A/C to the window usually come with the product in the box.
If you’re installing a window air conditioner, make sure you read the instructions. This will ensure that you install it correctly and safely. It’s also important to make sure that the window is secure.
If you don't feel comfortable - stop! An A/C falling out the window is dangerous to both you and anyone underneath. Get help from a friend or a professional. July also offers professional installation services nationwide for the A/C.
Check your work as you go.
We’ve all heard the horror stories of windows falling out of walls, and that’s because they were installed improperly. To avoid this, make sure you have a secure fit by checking your work as you go. For example, check that the window is level and that it is secured tightly to the wall. You can use a level to check the window from both sides.