Want to stay cool, but you only have a sliding or casement window in your room? Utilize it for a vertical air conditioner:
Many people don’t know that air conditioners are made for this purpose alone! You’d be surprised at how often we hear a customer ask if they can turn a window air conditioner on its side!
Slider/Casement air conditioners, as they’re called, work much better than a regular horizontal air conditioner for these types of windows. If a regular horizontal air conditioner, made for a double-hung window is installed, a plywood or plexiglas feel would need to be fabricated above the air conditioner to fill the gap.
Although a bit more expensive than regular double-hung window air conditioners, some manufacturers do make them. All vertical air conditioners measure 14½” wide by 20½” high and come in 5,000 BTUs to 15,000 BTUs cooling only.
We currently have two 10,000 BTU models available that would cool a small living room or large upstairs bedroom off nicely.