At least once a year a window air conditioner must receive routine maintenance, or else the unit's performance and efficiency may degrade while the risk of breaking down increases. A window air conditioner must be remove... More »

As of 2015, window air conditioners generally cost under $1,000, typically ranging between $200 and $500. By contrast, central air conditioner installation costs anywhere between $4,000 to over $10,000 depending on wheth... More » Home & Garden Heating & Cooling

The different types of air conditioners include window air conditioners, portable air conditioners, split or ductless air conditioners, tower air conditioners, and central air conditioners. Air conditioners are installed... More » Home & Garden Heating & Cooling

Some of the important factors to consider before buying a portable air conditioner include the size of the unit, the location, maintenance and energy efficiency. Homeowners should also set a budget before going out to pu... More » Home & Garden Heating & Cooling

The wattage needed for an air conditioner to remove a given number of British thermal units varies depending on the efficiency of the unit. The Energy Guide label indicates the efficiency rating. Wattage is determined by... More »

To clean a window air conditioner, slide the unit out of its case, move it outside to work, and straighten any bent fins. Vacuum the coils, spray with air conditioner cleaner, and rinse with a hose. Once the unit is clea... More »

An open vent on a window air conditioner allows fresh air from outside to come into the home and circulate along with the cool air produced by the unit. A closed vent prevents warm, fresh air from entering the home. More »