Sliding Window / July 18, 2018 / Marguerite Mathieu
People usually think that the air conditioner installation needs some great expertise but in reality it is much easy more so in the case of sliding ACs. Precautions. The window ACs are bulky so you should lift them firmly but carefully without exerting any pressure on its cooling parts which could cause you injury. Materials and few tools you may need during the installation of air conditioner: A screwdriver A support arc A level Few Wood screws Some foam weather stripping.
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 have to gently raise the unit and slide the same in support brackets. Just mark a point where the unit hits the window. Now raise the window and attach the foam strip all along the line properly. If required just attach the extensions on the side wall by using the wood screws. If necessary attach the extensions on the side wall using wood screws. Perform application blocking. Perform application blocking up o the point where air conditioner comes in contact with window. This step will ensure proper sealing and would prevent any cold air from escaping.