For those installing a through-the-wall
, the first thing you want to determine is how thick your wall is. Measure the
distance from the inside of the home to the outside of the home including the studs, sheet rock, and
whatever type of material you have on the outside of your home. All these factors come into play in
selecting the proper air conditioner.
The air conditioner used in the above video is what called a window/wall slide-out chassis air
conditioner, meaning this air conditioner can go into a window or be installed through a wall, as
displayed. For a wall installation it's quite simple. First, remove the grill from the air
conditioner. This is going to expose the chassis, or guts, of the air conditioner. The guts of the
air conditioner simply slide right out of the sleeve, or the metal housing that is installed through
You will notice the vents on the side of the air conditioner; they’re there so the air conditioner
can breathe. These vents cannot be blocked in any way. If you happen to have brick on the outside
your home it will start to block the vents, causing the air conditioner to improperly function. If
you have a cinder block construction you're blocking even more of those vents. Again, these vents
cannot be blocked in any way. Therefore, with this type of construction on the outside of your home,
a true through-the-wall air conditioner is recommended.
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