This post should describe the differences between the two types of thru-the-wall room air conditioning units.
The first type of wall unit is necessary when there is not yet an air conditioner installed. A wall unit that has a slide-out chassis should be installed. These units should already come with their own sleeve for easy installation. To install, the chassis (guts) should be slid-out of its sleeve, a hole should be cut approximately 1/4″ larger than the size of the unit’s sleeve in to the wall. The sleeve should be screwed into a stud in the wall, then the guts should be slid into the sleeve. This type of wall unit uses a sleeve for installation because if something goes wrong in the future, it can easily be removed from its sleeve for repair or maintenance.
The second type of thru-the-wall air conditioner sold (more of a specialty item) comes into play if there is already an air conditioner installed in the wall (like the first type of unit discussed above) that needs to be replaced. Although a little more expensive than the first type of wall unit on average, these air conditioners are much less expensive to install because a new hole does not need to be cut or an existing hole does not need to be altered. Most relacement thru-the-wall air conditioners are smaller than 26″ wide and 16″ tall, since the old “standard” wall unit was about that size. These thru-the-wall units are solid-sided and rear-vented so that they can slide into any existing sleeve without any trouble breathing which may result in a unit overheating. Also, since these units are typically smaller than an existing wall air conditioner (often sized 24″ wide and 14 1/2″ tall), they come with a trim-kit that slides over the front of the air conditioner to fill most gaps between the unit and the existing sleeve.
Often times, the question comes up as to why the first type of wall air conditioner can’t be installed in to an existing sleeve. Well, as discussed, these units have side-vents that allow the unit to breath, and more often than not, the side-vents in the unit will not match the side-vents in the existing sleeve and can cause the unit to overheat and damage its compressor, thereby rendering the unit inoperable, often times without any waranty coverage due to the fact that the unit being installed improperly.
Another distinguishing factor between these two types of air conditioners is that the first type of unit can usually also be installed in a double-hung window and often times comes with a side accordian sleeve (which can be removed for a wall installation).
Purchase from Feder’s Distributors (Nationwide shipping)
Occasionally, we purchase appliances at huge discounts so we can pass the savings on to you, our customer! Sometimes they are Scratch & Dent models that we sell through our Outlet Store located within our Lankershim Boulevard showroom in North Hollywood, sometimes they are just close-out models where the manufacturer needs to unload older styles, and sometimes they are just open-box deals!
Here is your chance to purchase some of the following items that were returned to us from another dealer’s floor! These have never been installed or used, and come with the FULL MANUFACTURER’S WARRANTY!
Take a look at these pictures of the items currently on display in North Hollywood and call us for best pricing today:
CALL US TODAY TO ORDER ANY OF THE ABOVE PIECES AT UP TO 75% OFF!!
NORTH HOLLYWOOD: 818-769-8000 OR SANTA MONICA: 310-450-8585
How about this BRAND-NEW Frigidaire Professional line? Gorgeous! Don’t you think? If you have a project coming up, call us today to order! They will be available in March/April.#Kitchen#Appliances
The Inner Balance MC-660 Massage chair is designed to simulate the human hand by massaging key pressure points. Its Zero Gravity position provides the ultimate in seating comfort by gently stretching the spine to reduce back stress and tension as well as improving circulation. This allows quicker recovery and better down time.
Four automated massage programs help you recover daily: 1. Comfort, 2. Recovery, 3. Stretch, 4. Relief.
Automated detection of shoulder position provides a tailored massage experience so that you may fully enjoy a massage suited for your body shape and size.
The body stretching feature features various stretches and extensions of the spine and calves which enables total relaxation of back and leg muscles to facilitate more effective relief for stiff muscles, reducing tension, and releasing pressure.
RECLINE, RELAX, REJUVENATE
Now available for testing and purchase at our Santa Monica location: 700 Colorado Avenue, Santa Monica, CA 90401, 310-450-8585 or toll-free: 855-28-FEDER
Although it may be April Fool’s Day, this is no joke! Get a beautiful Whirlpool 3-Piece Kitchen for only $949.00 and we’ll drop it off locally (within 40 miles of North Hollywood or Santa Monica) for free! Package includes a 30″ Free-Standing Gas Range with sealed-burners, clock and window, a 24″ built-in dishwasher, and 30″ over-the-range microwave.
Call us to order today:
North Hollywood: 818-769-8000 or toll-free 866-FEDERS-0
Santa Monica: 310-450-8585 or toll-free 855-28-FEDER
*Offer expires April 15, 2013 or until supplies last.
With sophisticated style and a flair for design, the new line of GE appliances is modern luxury. GE now introduces SLATE, a stunningly versatile finish, that with its rich, dark matte color, harmonizes with today’s colors and materials beautifully. And GE appliances help reduce energy costs by up to 20%!
Come in to Feder’s today to see the gorgeous new line of GE Slate refrigerators, dishwashers, ranges, and wall ovens. We have three convenient locations to serve you in North Hollywood and now open in Santa Monica, in the former Carlsons Appliances warehouse!
North Hollywood Showroom/Warehouse: 818-769-8000 or TOLL-FREE: 866-FEDERS-0 Santa Monica Showroom/Warehouse: 310-450-8585 or TOLL-FREE: 855-28-FEDER
We are happy to announce that Feder’s Distributors is now open in Santa Monica! We are located at 700 Colorado Avenue (at 7th Street) in the former Carlson’s Appliances warehouse. As you may know, Carlsons Appliances had been a fixture in Santa Monica for over 70 years and we have proudly been in business for over 45 years!
We invite all former Carlson’s Appliances customers to please visit us at our new location where we offer the same great service, competitive prices, and fast delivery that you’ve come to expect. At Feder’s, we offer all major brands of kitchen appliances, laundry , air conditioners, and now, plumbing! Many of which are in stock and available for same or next day delivery. Please call us now at 310-450-8585 or toll-free at 855-28-FEDER to learn about the specials we are currently offering! Joe and Eddie are here and ready to help you with your order.