Continued from page 1
Some people do not like a cool sleeping environment so they will tend to place it in a living room or family room. Or some people will place it in family room because whole family can sleep there. Get out sleeping bags and turn it into an adventure for young ones. Beats waking up in morning to find a dog, cat, and four kids in bed with you.
Also window air conditioner can be noisy, which may disturb sleep. Others find drone of fan actually promotes sleep because all neighbourhood noises are drowned out. Some people say air conditioner works as well as a sleeping pill
But whichever room you eventually pick donít expect impossible from youíre A/C. It is not meant to cool more than one room or one open area. Air conditioners will not cool other rooms? This is because blower in a window air conditioner is not very powerful. It is sized to cool one open area, not a number of interconnected rooms. Therefore once again a couple of smaller units may be better for your home than one large unit.
Lastly, remember to properly secure air conditioner in window. Once installed a piece of wood to stop window from being lifted up is a good idea. If you have wooden sills simple addition of a wood screw at top of raised window (the one you had to raise to install A/C) will only take a minute. Otherwise an intruder could gain access to house by lifting window and letting A/C fall out. This could result in loss of both your valuables and air conditioner.
Copyright 2005 by Donald Grummett. All right reserved. Service manager of MG Appliance Repair Services in Ottawa, Canada. In the trade over 30 years as a technician, business owner, and technical trainer. For more information about appliances including FAQ, Stain guide, Recycling, and Newsletter visit http://www.mgservices.ca