Sliding Window / July 23, 2018 / Guillaume Roussel
You will have to choose a window with an electrical socket nearby in order to connect the air conditioner unitproperly. Remove any furniture or obstacles near the window which could impede air flow. You must thoroughly check the window sill to see if it will act as a stable base for air conditioner unit. You will have to replace it if it is cracked or corrupt before you proceed with installation of the unit. Now install the metal brackets use to support the AC at a level which is set for it. These brackets need to be nailed at the center.
Always be sure to avoid abrasive cleaners such as cleansers and products containing bleach as they can affect the vinyl surface or the caulking around the window. Also avoid using a power washer or hard spraying hose as this too can damage the caulk. Besides occasional exterior cleaning the tracks and runners on your vinyl sliders should be checked every few weeks to make sure they are clear of debris. Vinyl sliding windows glide horizontally and open the full length of the window.
You will then need to install the panels into the rails. This can be hard because they are designed to not fall out. There may be Velcro strips you can install on the inside of the head rail to secure the windows. This should also let you slip in the panels. The valance returns attach to joiners but you may have to trip excess fabric. Woven wooden valances come with an aluminium L joint in the corner that inserts into the panel. The last step is to install the cords which move the panels along the track.