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An air conditioner sleeve made of plastic or metal supports the weight of the through-the-wall or window air conditioner. Most air conditioner sleeves are specifically made to fit one type of air conditioner and they do not damage the paint or outside wall covering. Install the air conditioner sleeve into…

The BTUs of an air conditioner are a measure of how much cooling power a window AC has. An 8,000 BTU window AC can typically keep a 300 to 350 square-foot room cool, according to the California Energy Commission. However, window AC units with the same BTU rating can have…

If you have a large, enclosed outdoor tent set up in your yard for a summertime event, you can add a little extra cooling to that tent with an outdoor air conditioning unit. The size of the unit to use depends on the size of the tent. Ultimately, calculating the…

The outdoor unit of a central air conditioner system needs to be kept clean in order to maintain peak efficiency. Obstructed air flow into the outside unit means a decrease in efficiency and forces the air conditioner to work harder and longer. This means increased power bills and decreased energy…

Central air conditioners circulate cool air through your home. Having an efficient central air conditioner can save you money on your electric bill and keep your home comfortable. With the various units available on the market it is important to purchase the right one for your home. How to Buy…

Air conditioning compressors in Ford vehicles supply the air forced air that helps cool the cockpit of the vehicle down when the compressor is engaged. Over time the air conditioning compressor may wear out and need to replaced. Replacing a Ford air compressor is not that difficult and can be…

Calculating the size of a commercial air conditioner can be a complex business. There are books and software created for just this purpose, as well as calculators that consider multiple factors. For example, a building with a 12-foot ceiling is going to have different cooling needs than a building with…

When hot summer days turn to cool fall breezes, you know its time to remove your Frigidaire air conditioner and begin preparing for winter. The Frigidaire Company typically makes portable air conditioners and room air conditioners that fit in a window. The portable versions can simply be unplugged and rolled…

Each home air conditioning unit has its own size or capacity for cooling. This is sometimes referred to as tonnage, but is actually based on the BTU rating. BTUs, or British Thermal Units, are a measurement of how much heat energy the air conditioner is able to remove from your…

When R22 refrigerant leaks into the atmosphere, the hydrochlorofluorocarbon HCFC it contains depletes the ozone layer and must be phased out by 2015, according to the Environmental Protection Agency EPA. Consequently, refrigerants containing hydrochloroflorocarbon must be replaced with a more ozone friendly refrigerant like R410A which contains hydrochlorocarbon HFC, a…

The British Thermal Unit BTU is a measure of heat approximately equal to a kilojoule. BTUs per hour is a unit of power, like the kilowatt. Manufacturers either list air conditioner size in tons or in BTUs per hour. How to Calculate Air Conditioning in BTUs To determine how many…

Your air conditioner unit should have a drain line connected to it to drain condensation away from your home. Central HVAC air conditioners have built-in drainage systems to ensure the water condensation in the air conditioner does not leak into your home. Window air conditioners all have built-in ports but…

Installing a window room air conditioner is a good way to beat the summer heat inexpensively. These units are mounted in a window and then secured into place with mounting brackets. They cool the warm air inside your room by dehumidifying the air inside and passing the heat to the…

Trane air conditioning units–like other AC units– have drain lines. These lines drain the condensation that naturally builds up inside the AC unit away from your home. When a drain line is clogged, the water will back up into your home. How to Clear the Drain Line on a Trane…

Keeping cool during the warmer months can be a challenge, especially without the aid of an air conditioner. An air conditioner lowers the temperature in a room by pumping it full of cold air. There are other ways to reduce room temperature, though. How to Make a Room Cold Without…

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