The Room Air Conditioner
Having a window mounted room air conditioner is a great way to have respite from the summer heat without breaking the bank. Especially popular for apartments or rental homes or homes that have a radiant heat system, the window mounted room air conditioner is a wonderful appliance.
But like everything else in a home they require periodic maintenance. They also require proper sizing for the room they are to cool. With heating and cooling systems, bigger is not always better. Oversizing a heating or cooling appliance like an air conditioner will reduce efficiency, worsen performance and increase energy costs.
So let's review a few things to consider when maintaining a window mounted room air conditioner or sizing it in the first place.