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How to Completely Change Your Thoughts About HVAC

How to Install an Air Conditioner

by Eva Fisher

Today's summers can be mind-numbingly hot. Here in 'The Land Down Under', the heat can be especially severe and seem to hit you in unending waves. In such times, an air conditioner would come in handy to cool both you and your home. For small- and medium-sized houses in Australia, your best bet is a window air conditioner. It will be the most price-friendly option for you. Due to its ease of installation and its efficiency, it is a must-have if you don't have an A/C yet. You can have a fun DIY project in your hands installing your AC unit. To help you along, here are some air conditioning installation tips:

Measure the Window's Size

A window air conditioner requires a window with an outlet. Since window air conditioners come in different sizes, you will need to measure the size of your window. This will help you determine the air conditioner size that will fit perfectly. Measure the center of the window to determine how and where to strategically place your air conditioner. Having accurate measurements will make the air conditioner installation process nice and easy.

Set Up the Air Conditioner

After measuring the size of your window and getting the right sized A/C, place the air conditioner in place. To do this, raise the upper window pane and place the air conditioner on the window. Be advised to have an extra set of hands to help you close the open window pane on top of the air conditioner. As most of the weight of the air conditioner will be outside, the pane will help in stabilizing the air conditioner.

Secure the air conditioner

After placing the air conditioner in its place, you have to tighten the window panes. This helps prevent the air conditioner from falling and being damaged should the window open. An L-bracket will be able to accomplish the task easily. It will be able to hold the windows tight to prevent them from opening accidentally. When the window is solidly fitted on top of the air conditioner, close the sides tightly with the L-brackets. If the air conditioner is not purchased with an L-bracket, use one from your toolbox.

Seal the Window's Sides

After securing the air conditioner, seal the sides of the window using an insulator. A foam seal purchased with the air conditioner should be placed on the sides. It will prevent bugs and moisture from entering the room. If the foam seals are not available, you can fit curtains, as they are a suitable substitute.

Plug in the Air Conditioner.

Guess what the final step is? That's right, to plug in the A/C unit, and finally start getting rid of the scorching heat. The air conditioner should start working, and its effects will be felt immediately. If it doesn't work, check whether you have missed a step.

Having an A/C to help you bear through the summer should not be a far-fetched dream. Window air conditioners are relatively affordable, and you can easily install a unit by yourself. 

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