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).
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Thru-The-Wall Replacement Air Conditioner
We are currently featuring Arctic King 8,000 BTU, 10,000 BTU, 12,000 BTU, and 14,000 BTU (110 or 220 volt units) through-the-wall replacement air conditioners. These units are perfect for apartments because they fit into existing wall sleeves and come with a trim kit to fill most gaps. Other features include digital control panel, remote control, trim kit, and some models come with a heat strip. We have a huge inventory in stock and ready for same or next-day delivery or pick up!
Feder’s Distributors has two locations in North Hollywood and we are now open in Santa Monica in the former Carlsons Appliances warehouse!
North Hollywood Showroom/Warehouse: 818-769-8000 or TOLL-FREE: 866-FEDERS-0
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Frigidaire 12,000 BTU Thru-The-Wall Replacement Air Conditioner, 220V with 264 CFM, 3 Cool/Fan Only Speeds, Auto Cool, Sleep Mode and Remote Control.
* 12,000 / 11,700 BTU cooling capacity.
* Cools room sizes up to 450 sq. ft.
* Energy Efficiency Ratio: 9.0.
* 3 Fan Speeds.
* 4-Way Air Direction Control.
* Antimicrobial Mesh Air Filtration.
* Designed to Fit most Competitive Wall Sleeves.
* Full Function Electronic Controls.
* Full Function Remote Control with Thermostat in Remote.
* Included standard universal interior trim kit allows the unit to neatly fit into any existing sleeve.
* LVC Technology (Low Voltage Compensation) ensures proper operation of the unit when voltage fluctuates.
* Slide-out Filter Access.
* Universal Window Mounting Trim Kit. (Optional)
If you own, run, or rent apartment units and need to replace an old, beat-up, noisy, inefficient, or broken wall air conditioner, slide a new one in to your existing wall sleeve, or let Feders do it for you! We are one of the few air conditioner distributors that sell solid-sided, rear-vented, replacement air conditioners that slide into existing wall sleeves!
There’s no need to try and find a unit for your wall or window, just give us a call and answer three questions: existing unit size, room size, and voltage. We have the largest inventory year-around and will most-likely have your exact fit. If we don’t, we can install a new one for you by expanding or filling your existing hole in your wall.
Also, if your existing air conditioner is more than only 5 years old, you can save up to half of your energy usage, and even qualify for up to $150 in rebates! With energy prices where they are today, save money and keep cool without having to worry about high energy costs.
If you’re a homeowner, there’s no reason to run your entire central system in your home if you are only in one room. Get an easy-to-install window air conditioner for around $100!! Cost to run it is minimal (Around $40/year!).
If you have questions, call the experts. We’ve been here for more than 40 years selling room air conditioners accross the country. Toll-free: 866-333-3770. www.CoolMyRoom.com