A casement window air conditioner is a standalone, self-contained conditioner that can exhaust the heat and the humidity from your room to the outdoors. Casement air conditioners usually have louvers on their rear and sides which help bring in the fresh air. The air moves through coils that are cooled down by a compressor with the use of a refrigerant, while the inbuilt fan distributes the cool air right back into your room.
Picking a good one might be tough for someone who isn’t well experienced with Air conditioners. For this, I have mapped out a guide to aid your selection process.
There are four relevant things to bear in mind and they are BTUs, window size, window type, and plug type.
There are basically three (3) window types – the vertical slider windows which can slide down and up, horizontal slider windows that can slide right and left, and the casement windows that can swing out. The box type casement air conditioner can go through your vertical slider window, while the tall, slimmer units usually go through a horizontal slider window. Air conditioner usually comes along with a window installation kit as well as accordions to cover the extra space on one or even both sides of the air conditioner. If you possess a really long window then you may need to buy extra wood, Plexiglas or another kind of filler to block the extra space after the air conditioner has been mounted.
You will need to know your window depth, width and height. It is advisable to measure twice to avoid mistakes. A casement window air conditioner has to be supported either from its bottom with the use of a bracket to the outer wall or its sides with the use of a window kit or even both. If you are putting up the casement air conditioner with the use of a window kit, it’s necessary that you account for about 3 to 4 inches for its accordions to be able to fit into the area between your window and the unit.
BTUs are referred to as units of power. The bigger the place you want to cool, the more BTU you need. It is very important to get the right size as purchasing a higher BTU unit than your room size needs is really a waste of your money.
There are two parts of plug types: the voltage and the amperage. Many rooms have circuits that are rated for about fifteen amps of electricity. Many units have the common 125Volt/15Amp plugs used in most homes. If you are getting a bigger unit with more than fifteen amps and even more than 125V then you will need an electrician to help upgrade your circuitry.
Every casement air conditioner usually comes along with a window installation kit that many people can put up without expert aid by sliding the air conditioner into their window. Air conditioners with large BTU capacity like 5,000 to 10,000 BTU and above are usually too dangerous to put up in one piece and the reason is that they are much heavier. They usually come with a slide-out chassis.
This chassis is a framework which supports the insides of the air conditioner. A chassis is made to slide away from the rear of the unit (the sleeve). You take out the chassis then put the sleeve into your window. You then secure the bracket holding the sleeve to the outside wall. After the rear of the air conditioner is secure, you then slide the chassis right back into the sleeve.
This is an incredible casement air conditioner has an energy saver mode and a diversity of a three-speed fan. It is also Energy Star Qualified. It comes with Ez Mount installation as well as a twenty-four hour on and off timer.
I noticed that in the energy saver mode, the fan and the compressor can shut off temporarily especially when your room is cool enough which then saves you some money. These awesome features are available because the casement window air conditioner is built with an electronic digital thermostat.
It also has a remote control with three cooling and three fan-only speeds. It comes with an EZ window installation kit as well as a fixed chassis.
This casement air conditioner has a one-year manufacturer warranty description and does not require batteries to function.
This is a 25,000 BTU combination of both heating and cooling system. This means that you do not need a heater because this unit can work in 1,500 sq. ft. area, refreshing the air during the hot months and soothing heat during winter.
The air conditioner mode comes with 25,000 BTUs of power while the electric heating power mode runs on a whole 16,000 BTUs. With its electronic thermostat plus digital display, you can even set this unit to your desired temperature and still control the other convenient features.
Features such as the energy saving mode, the fan speed, and the twenty-four-hour timer. This is definitely an interesting model.
This is a 5,000 BTU and 115V air conditioner. It is a mini-compact unit that can dehumidify up to about 1.1 pints/hour and can quickly cool down a room of about 150 sq. ft. It also has 2 cool speeds as well as 2 fan speeds. The filter is an efficient antibacterial mesh that has a side, slide-out feature.
From my experience, it cleans your air by removing harmful bacteria, giving you cool air in comfort. It is quiet and works well without keeping you awake.
The mechanical rotary features allow you to adjust the cooling and the fan speeds and the two way, top, full-width air direction lets you direct air to where you need it.
Now you can really keep yourself cool and fresh with this 5000 BTU Window air conditioner unit which is equipped with efficient, mechanical, easy-to-use rotary controls, seven different temperature settings (which you would love), dual cooling and even fan settings, then the convenience of a reusable filter which can be washed.
This AC is an ideal way to stay fresh while beating the heat. It is very easy to install with zero hassle. You just need to be sure of what you need and your window type.
To make it even easier for you, this unit comes a full start-up kit that has a support bracket as well as side panel leaf covers and a window seal foam. It also has a really helpful user guide that helps installation.
This air conditioner supplies areas as big as 300 to 350 square ft with 8000 BTU of cool power, which makes it an important addition to your bedrooms, sitting rooms, and even your studies.
You can simply install it in almost any area while keeping the heat outside and enjoying a cool breeze. From my experience, this air conditioner is made for horizontal casements. That is, left to right sliding windows only, and therefore will not be fit for windows that are opened by sliding up and down.
This is a 10,000 BTU and 115 voltage slider and casement window air conditioner and it is an ideal solution for cooling down a very large room that is up to four hundred and fifty square feet. This unit designed for use on casement or horizontal sliding windows so I must inform you that -is not suitable for double-hung windows.
The easy-to-use electronic controls can allow you to pick options with just the press of a button. The efficient remote control lets you accurately control its temperature and the fan speed from right across your room.
The multi-speed fan settings have 3 different fan speeds to give you more cooling flexibility as well as a four-way air direction setting which allows you to control the air to exactly where you need it.
Whatever your window type, whether horizontal sliding, casement or crank, this 10,000 BTU casement window air conditioner has you covered completely. It can chill spaces up to about 450 square ft.
I particularly like the way it easily fits architectural windows without sacrificing style or having to resort to expensive custom designs. You can pick your comfort zone with its adjustable temperature settings which are guided by the electronic controls.
It has three fan speeds as well as a total-range air direction charge control. Whether you want to walk through the room or sit in a place, you can make use of included remote which functions just like a mobile thermostat.
With this casement air conditioner, you can keep the heat at bay while enjoying a non-stop cool breeze. This compact unit was made to supply areas of about 550 square feet with 12,000 BTUs of efficient power, therefore making it a vital addition to your libraries, bedrooms and living rooms.
You can easily install this air conditioner in virtually any space that you need. I noticed that it was engineered to fit windows from 23 inches to 36 inches wide. The minimum height is 15.5 inches. You can use the air conditioner’s included remote control to change the features and the operation settings from about 16 feet away.
Casement window air conditioners need very minimal installation which you can handle yourself. This makes the upfront cost low. They are great choices and are really energy efficient especially if you need to cool a few large rooms. Their efficiency has made them very popular and common in homes. This has ensured the availability of many different kinds of casement air conditioners to choose from.