Window Air Conditioning Unit
If you're shopping for an air conditioner, you might be wondering what advantages a window air conditioning unit provides.
First and most obvious, it's portable.
It's fairly easy to install it in a window or maybe an opening built into the wall specifically for window units.
You set it in place, secure it, and plug it in and run it.
If you're renting, you can take it with you when you move.
If a typhoon or hurricane comes along, you can take it inside and cover up the opening during the storm.
Keep in mind that a major storm can totally demolish a split system air conditioner's condensing unit, or an entire package type air conditioner; requiring very expensive repair or replacement.
If a window air conditioning unit needs maintenance or repairs, the whole unit can be taken outside and disassembled for thorough service.
There are some things to keep in mind if you're considering buying a window unit.
A window unit might not be as efficient as a split or package type air conditioner.
If your power bill is a major consideration, compare the kilowatt ratings per ton of air conditioning capacity of the units you're looking at.
The fewer kilowatts the unit consumes per ton of air conditioning capacity, the lower your power bill will be.
Before you buy, don't forget to measure the installation opening, and make sure the new window air conditioning unit will fit.
Also, make sure the unit is correctly rated for the power supply in the outlet.
If you're buying from a company that also provides service, ask for a written quotation on the price for a thorough cleaning.
The unit will need it occasionally, and the quote will help prevent any unpleasant surprises regarding the cost.
You can also use it to compare against quotes from other service companies.
I hope this page has helped, and please, feel free to contact us with any specific HVAC questions you might have, including questions about air conditioning on Guam, or refrigeration on Guam.
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