Air Conditioning and Heating Units

Posted by Stephanie Junek on

Window air conditioners are used in hot climates or during seasons of hot weather in homes that do not have central air systems installed into their home.  They typically cool a room or a small area from 150-2700 square feet. 

The owner installs the unit into their window or permanently through the wall.  They are a great source of cooling/heating and are also great to supplement in rooms or areas.  There are so many options to choose from when it comes to window units. 

AC Unit Installed Permanently through the wall.

Some units are more efficient than others and work in different methods to cool the air temperature in space.  Find the square footage of the space you need cooled and that will help you to determine which type of unit you should purchase.  The EER or Energy Efficiency Ratio determines how efficient the unit is. 

Pro Tip:  To find the square footage of your space multiply the length times the width of the room. 

The air conditioners BTU rating, or British Thermal Unit, indicates the heat that can be removed from the room.  The higher the number the larger the room your unit can handle.  For example: If you have a 425 square foot space to cool you will want a unit with an 8,000-12,000 BTU. 

Most units are designed to work with a double-hung window.  All you have to do is raise or lower the windowpane, and you can slide the unit into the window opening.  It is best to install a window unit in a shaded area, if possible.  This helps the unit work more efficiently.

Make sure the unit you select is compatible with the outlet you have, to provide power.  Different units have different plugs and we can help you determine the best way to provide power to your unit.  If you are unsure how to power your AC unit take a look at this video we have created to help. 

If this does not help you, reach out to one of our knowledgeable sales engineers.  We offer you FREE consultations and can help determine what your power source should be and how you can connect your unit to that source.    

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