How It Works
conditioners can be installed permanently or seasonally. They use
an indoor and outdoor coil - along with a set of fans - to cool your room and
remove heat. It generally takes more time and energy to cool humid air
than it does to cool dry air. For efficient mobile cooling around your home,
consider a portable air conditioner.
What Can Go Wrong?
If there’s a problem with your air
conditioning unit, you’ll be the first to know. When the heat sets in,
it’s important to remember that a dusty filter is the most common and easily
solved problem you’ll run into. In rarer cases, the interior and exterior
coils may need cleaning.
room isn't cooling within five minutes - and the air filters are clean - get a
professional diagnosis. There may be a problem with the refrigerant charge,
compressor, condenser or fan.
Window air conditioners
typically use between 5,000 and 8,000 British Thermal Units per hour (BTUh).
Even a 5000 BTU air conditioner can emit large amounts of carbon dioxide (CO2) over the cooling season, so it's important to maximize
efficiency when you can. Check out our energy conservation tips to save money
and protect the systems that run your home with simple solutions from