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If you are new to the world of indoor cooling, you may wonder how to install a portable air conditioner in a crank window. Some of the best air conditioners, after all, integrate with crank windows, though others require some rejiggering. Keep reading to learn all about this process and how to get it done quickly and without fuss.
Most air conditioners require access to the outdoor to pull air in and, if a crank window is your only access well, then, you have to make do. Some homeowners even have to learn how to install a portable air conditioner in a sliding door, which is more difficult. Installing the window air conditioner bracket is helpful, especially if you’re installing a window A/C in a mobile home.
The process here varies slightly depending on the make and model of your air conditioner and the overall dimensions of your crank window, like when you are learning how to install a ductless split air conditioner.
There are installation kits for just about any type of window out there, even sliding doors for those really in a pinch. Shop around and you’ll find what you are looking for.
How to choose and install a portable AC window seal?
This depends on the size of your window panel and the size of your actual window unit. Measure before doing any work.
What is a casement window?
Casement windows operate on a hinge, much like crank windows. They lack a traditional window frame but are energy efficient.
How to vent your portable air conditioner?
You can vent your AC in a number of ways and the same goes for central air conditioning, a slider window air conditioner, and a vertical window air conditioner.
STAT: Portable A/C is a bit more complicated than an evaporative cooler of the same size, however. In addition to being plugged into a power source, they should also be vented for optimal efficiency. (source)