Why Should You Consider Buying Casement Air Conditioner?

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Published: 31st August 2010
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Comparing to old units, new casement air conditioners are built to save you money with their efficiency. Now they have rating of 9 and higher. That means that you will save on your electric bill compared to old units. Also, compared to similar units (most window units) they are very quiet and they will cool your room quickly. Just to mention that if you want to install it on your own you will need from one and a half hour to up to three hours to install it, and that is not so much.

What are benefits of casement air conditioners?

For the start I may say that casement air conditioners are easy to install using some basic tools and a little creativity. They are less expensive than central air-conditioners to operate and to purchase. Also, they are good solution for renters because you can take them if you need to move. They don't take much space and they don't take space on the floor like portable air-condition units. They can cool areas up to 1000 square feet.

Just to mention, even if they can cool large areas up to 1000 square feet that doesn't mean that they will. It all depends of your house. If you have bad thermal installation or if you have separate rooms and multiple hallways then it is better to purchase central air conditioner. Also, my tip is to remove casement conditioners during cold months and store it because during winter they can create drafts.

How to select window for Casement Air Conditioner installation?

Take a look at your room and your windows and thing where it would be best to install casement air conditioners. Try to find window in a location that cool air can flow without any obstacles thought the room. Also, it would be nice if you have electric outlet somewhere near the window. Remember that it is best to plug in the air conditioner in separate electrical outlet; also, larger units will require 230 volts and smaller ones will need 110 volt circuit.

Install Casement Air-Conditioner for yourself!

It is not so hard to install casement unit for yourself. They are meant to be easy for installation. It is easiest to install them on wood frame window. If you live in apartment which is built from cement or brick you will need wool stool strip to install air-conditioner unit. For installation, you will need to prepare cross tip and flat head screwdrivers, tape measure, hammer, drill and level.

I suggest you to find some help if you want to install it for yourself because those units are robust and heavy so extra pair of hands would be appreciated. If you are not so good in "do it yourself" projects it would be best to leave this part of the job to professionals. They will do the job quickly. Anyway, the most important thing is to install it properly if you don't want to sit in warm room during hot days.

Casement Air Conditioners are units somewhere between portable air conditioners and central air units. They are very popular because of their advantages over those units mentioned before. Take a look at shopping and vendor sites and you will find unit suitable for your needs for sure.

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