Measuring a window for an air conditioner

Window air conditioners are available in a wide range of sizes and shapes.

When you measure a window for an air conditioner, you also need to determine the size of the room, the power source and how to secure the unit in the window.

Once you have established the square footage and window size, you can peruse the multitude of air conditioners that will fit in the window and provide sufficient cooling power for the space. Decide which window will hold the air conditioner. On the north side or the shady side of the house is best. You don’t want the unit to extend over a sidewalk where a passerby might walk into it. You also may need to take extra measures to secure the unit so no one can access your home by removing the air conditioner and climbing through the window. Open the window. Using a tape measure, measure the opening side to side and top to bottom. Write down the measurements and measure a second time to be sure you have the correct number. Look at the type of window and determine whether it is a casement, sliding horizontal, single hung, double hung, or louvered style. Measure the square footage of the room as well. The length multiplied by the width determines the square footage. To determine the BTU’s of a unit to get, multiply the square footage by 30 if it’s a shady room on the ground floor or by 40 if it’s in the kitchen, or an upper floor. Use the measurements of the window and size of the room to decide which window AC will best suit your needs. In addition to the size of the unit, check the outlets. Most homes only have standard 120w volt outlets, and older homes may not have a three prong outlet. You may need a three prong extension cord rated for use with an air conditioner. Last, check the energy star ratings for the air conditioner to determine the energy use of the unit.

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The cabin had a really nice ductless heater above the bedroom door

My girlfriend and I decided to go out of town last weekend.

I wanted to stay somewhere special instead of in a basic and boring hotel.

I found a place that rents one-bedroom cabins. I rented a cabin for my girlfriend and I for Friday, Saturday, and Sunday night. We left for the cabin shortly after work on Friday afternoon. It started snowing on our way up the mountain. The two of us were a little worried about the indoor air conditions in the cabin. I forgot to ask if there was any heat other than the fireplace. The two of us were happily surprised when we arrived at the cabin and saw our accommodations. We had a kitchen with a full set up including a coffee pot, microwave, and small stove. The living room had a couch, sofa, and recliner. There was a fireplace in the living room, but we also had a ductless heater in the bedroom. That ductless heater was located right above the bedroom door. There was a thermostat on the wall by the electric light switch. We could adjust the indoor temperature if we were too hot or too cold. The ductless heater looked nice and it was very functional. We didn’t use the fireplace at all that weekend, but the entire cabin was still warm and cozy and romantic. My girlfriend enjoyed our romantic weekend in the country, and she was very surprised when I proposed Sunday morning before we came back to the apartment. I knew that was the plan the whole time, but she was really shocked.

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The temperature inside the house was almost 90

I haven’t been to see my mom for almost a year.

I live 900 miles away from her house and I work all of the time.

I rarely have a couple of days off in a row. I decided to surprise my mom for her birthday this year. I had a week of vacation and I decided to use it to go back home for a week. I took a car from the airport to my mom’s house. The yard was overgrown and the bushes in front of the house needed to be trimmed. I was surprised my mom allowed the front yard to look so poor. I rang the doorbell a couple of times, because the front door was locked. When my mom finally opened the door, she was totally and completely depressed. So was I, especially after I walked into the house. It was almost 90 degrees inside the living room and my mom wasn’t running the air conditioner at all. The first thing I said to my mom was about the indoor temperatures. She told me the air conditioner doesn’t work. I asked my mom how long it has been since the air conditioner worked and she could not remember. I called a professional HVAC repair service and made an appointment. My mom had mold growing on the surfaces in the kitchen because it was so hot and humid inside the house. I was really sad when I saw the condition of the house. It doesn’t look like my mom is taking very good care of herself.

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The guy answered the door with a blunt in his mouth

Some people don’t hide anything about their personality and some people are much more cautious. I am a cautious person. I tend to be quiet and reserved and I am not terribly sociable. I would rather spend the night at home with video games than put myself in an awkward situation like a bar. I like my job as an HVAC repairman because I rarely have to talk to anyone for more than a few minutes. I confirm the problem and work alone most of the time. Last weekend, I was working the late shift and an emergency AC repair call came into the shop.I was the HVAC technician assigned to help the customer with the problem. I drove 30 minutes to the other side of town and I located the address at the end of a cul-de-sac. I rang the doorbell and the guy answered the door with a marijuana blunt in his mouth. The entire house smells like marijuana, but I tried to ignore the awful odor. I worked on the AC unit for about thirty minutes and then the owner of the house came into the garage and asked me if I wanted to get high. At first I was shocked and appalled, but after I was done with the AC repair, I decided to cut loose for a change. I sat in the living room with the guy for two hours and we only smoked one joint. By the time I was ready to go, my legs felt wobbly. I’m glad it was my last job for the day.
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The space heater is very helpful during cold nights

In this neck of the woods, winter temperatures are downright frigid and icy. It’s impossible to survive without some type of heating source. On very cold nights, my wife and I use a space heater to help warm our bedroom. I bought the space heater a couple of years ago. My wife and I have a furnace that is very old and worn out. It doesn’t heat as well as it did when it was brand new. There are cold spots all over the house. Some of the cold spots are due to the problems with the furnace and other areas are cold just because the house is old and lacks sufficient insulation. Instead of replacing the furnace, I decided to buy a space heater to help when it gets very cold during the winter season. So far this winter, my wife and I have been forced to use the space heater nearly every night. The temperatures are much colder than they were last year and I have a feeling that next year my wife and I will finally need to replace the furnace. The space heater works very well and we can move it from room to room. During the night time, we keep the space heater in our bedroom. During the daytime, we easily move the space heater to the living room. Some days it is a pain in the butt to move the heater from one room to another, but it is the best thing we can do until we want to spend thousands of dollars to upgrade the eating equipment.

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The cabin had a really nice ductless heater above the bedroom door

My girlfriend and I decided to go out of town last weekend.

I wanted to stay somewhere special instead of in a basic and boring hotel.

I found a place that rents one-bedroom cabins. I rented a cabin for my girlfriend and I for Friday, Saturday, and Sunday night. We left for the cabin shortly after work on Friday afternoon. It started snowing on our way up the mountain. The two of us were a little worried about the indoor air conditions in the cabin. I forgot to ask if there was any heat other than the fireplace. The two of us were happily surprised when we arrived at the cabin and saw our accommodations. We had a kitchen with a full set up including a coffee pot, microwave, and small stove. The living room had a couch, sofa, and recliner. There was a fireplace in the living room, but we also had a ductless heater in the bedroom. That ductless heater was located right above the bedroom door. There was a thermostat on the wall by the electric light switch. We could adjust the indoor temperature if we were too hot or too cold. The ductless heater looked nice and it was very functional. We didn’t use the fireplace at all that weekend, but the entire cabin was still warm and cozy and romantic. My girlfriend enjoyed our romantic weekend in the country, and she was very surprised when I proposed Sunday morning before we came back to the apartment. I knew that was the plan the whole time, but she was really shocked.

 

Rooftop HVAC

The temperature inside the house was almost 90

I haven’t been to see my mom for almost a year.

I live 900 miles away from her house and I work all of the time.

I rarely have a couple of days off in a row. I decided to surprise my mom for her birthday this year. I had a week of vacation and I decided to use it to go back home for a week. I took a car from the airport to my mom’s house. The yard was overgrown and the bushes in front of the house needed to be trimmed. I was surprised my mom allowed the front yard to look so poor. I rang the doorbell a couple of times, because the front door was locked. When my mom finally opened the door, she was totally and completely depressed. So was I, especially after I walked into the house. It was almost 90 degrees inside the living room and my mom wasn’t running the air conditioner at all. The first thing I said to my mom was about the indoor temperatures. She told me the air conditioner doesn’t work. I asked my mom how long it has been since the air conditioner worked and she could not remember. I called a professional HVAC repair service and made an appointment. My mom had mold growing on the surfaces in the kitchen because it was so hot and humid inside the house. I was really sad when I saw the condition of the house. It doesn’t look like my mom is taking very good care of herself.

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The guy answered the door with a blunt in his mouth

Some people don’t hide anything about their personality and some people are much more cautious. I am a cautious person. I tend to be quiet and reserved and I am not terribly sociable. I would rather spend the night at home with video games than put myself in an awkward situation like a bar. I like my job as an HVAC repairman because I rarely have to talk to anyone for more than a few minutes. I confirm the problem and work alone most of the time. Last weekend, I was working the late shift and an emergency AC repair call came into the shop.I was the HVAC technician assigned to help the customer with the problem. I drove 30 minutes to the other side of town and I located the address at the end of a cul-de-sac. I rang the doorbell and the guy answered the door with a marijuana blunt in his mouth. The entire house smells like marijuana, but I tried to ignore the awful odor. I worked on the AC unit for about thirty minutes and then the owner of the house came into the garage and asked me if I wanted to get high. At first I was shocked and appalled, but after I was done with the AC repair, I decided to cut loose for a change. I sat in the living room with the guy for two hours and we only smoked one joint. By the time I was ready to go, my legs felt wobbly. I’m glad it was my last job for the day.

 

 

air filter

The space heater is very helpful during cold nights

In this neck of the woods, winter temperatures are downright frigid and icy. It’s impossible to survive without some type of heating source. On very cold nights, my wife and I use a space heater to help warm our bedroom. I bought the space heater a couple of years ago. My wife and I have a furnace that is very old and worn out. It doesn’t heat as well as it did when it was brand new. There are cold spots all over the house. Some of the cold spots are due to the problems with the furnace and other areas are cold just because the house is old and lacks sufficient insulation. Instead of replacing the furnace, I decided to buy a space heater to help when it gets very cold during the winter season. So far this winter, my wife and I have been forced to use the space heater nearly every night. The temperatures are much colder than they were last year and I have a feeling that next year my wife and I will finally need to replace the furnace. The space heater works very well and we can move it from room to room. During the night time, we keep the space heater in our bedroom. During the daytime, we easily move the space heater to the living room. Some days it is a pain in the butt to move the heater from one room to another, but it is the best thing we can do until we want to spend thousands of dollars to upgrade the eating equipment.

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Trust me, get the HVAC upgrade

Many will simply ask me to leave out any house that doesn’t have a new heat pump with a high SEER number.

There are some very hard headed people out there that’s for sure. I always try to give my expert opinion in a way that it’s most understandable. However, to watch facts rejected out of hand because it doesn’t fit with someone’s internal narrative is strange. I guess there is a whole lot of that going on in this country. But I’m a realtor in a region where the HVAC equipment on house is a very big deal. So when I suggest to a homeowner that they might want to replace a 20 year old heat pump, I don’t expect fierce push back. Still, I get plenty of it. There are some homeowners who simply can’t get a realistic vision of where their home falls across the spectrum of homes on the market. They don’t realize that they are competing for the buyers dollars and attention. Decrepit heating and cooling equipment is just not the way to do that. Plus, I can’t tell you how many buyers ask me up front about the HVAC units in the houses I am planning to show them. Many will simply ask me to leave out any house that doesn’t have a new heat pump with a high SEER number. Home buyers these days are very well prepared and well versed in what they want. So no amount of cutesy stuff or rugs on old carpet or 20 year old HVAC equipment is going to fool anybody. It’s getting to the point that I may just walk away from those sellers who are prepared to go down fighting when it comes to upgrades like HVAC.

 

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