How to install an AC unit without blocking the airflow
Proper installation of the air conditioner unit means higher efficiency. One important thing is the airflow.
Tools and Materials Needed
- Air Conditioner
- Electric Outlet
- Paper Strips and Tape
Placing the air conditioner
You will need to seal and secure the air conditioner onto the window frame.
Plug-in the air conditioner
Make sure that you have an electrical outlet near the unit. It would be great. If not, then use an extension cord, but make sure that it’s plugged directly into an electrical outlet. AC units use a lot of energy and sometimes cords can become hot and may get damaged and cause shorts. Also the unit shouldn’t be moved.
You can test the airflow in a simple way. Also you can determine if the filters need to be replaced or are improperly installed. Put several strips of paper on the blowers vent. Use some duct tape. Determine how the air is moving and if it’s constant.
Also determine if the rooms is being cooled uniformly. Go to different places in the room and see if the temperature is the same. If it’s not the same, then the airflow is not evenly distributed. Check the filters.