An AC Unit Comes in All Shapes and Sizes


AirconditionerNothing can beat a hot summer day than an air conditioner. The good news is that technology keeps getting better. In fact, the latest air conditioners have remote controls, sport digital displays and timers, “smart” fans that automatically adjust speed to maintain desired temperatures. They’re also quieter, more energy-efficient and easier to install and maintain than units made in the past.

To help you choose your air conditioner, Sandy-based presents the different types of AC units:

Window Mounted

By what it’s called, it is understood that you install this air conditioner through a window opening. You can install your heating unit in the meantime at the other opening that’s close to your air conditioner. This is the most popular type of air conditioner since they are easy to install and they work with your existing wiring at home. Typically a window-mounted unit cools and heats a 700- to 900-square-foot room.


Wall-mounted air conditioners fit more securely than window units. They are framed through an opening at the wall that makes them aesthetically pleasing. Best of all, a wall-mounted model will not block your window if there is only one window in the room.

Installation, however, can get costly. You need to cut an opening through the wall and larger units may require a dedicated wiring circuit. Typically this unit covers a 400-square-foot room. A larger unit is more expensive but covers a 700-square-foot room.


Still, there are versatile air conditioners that you can temporarily install in a window or permanently mounted in a wall. However, the downside to this type of air conditioner is that it does not include an installation kit of frame, screws and bolts.


You can roll this type of mobile air conditioner from room to room. It needs no further installation, but its accompanying tube needs placing beside a window to exhaust heat. This type of mobile air conditioner unit can cover a 500-square-foot room.

You may say that you can buy any type of AC, but the wrong type of AC may actually just rack up your energy bills unnecessarily. Therefore, you have to know which kind suits your room ideally, which the above is useful for.

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