Casement Air Conditioner

A casement air conditioner is an air conditioner unit that is meant to fit into a casement window. Casement windows are somewhat outdated today, but still they are found much significantly and replacement parts for them are still being manufactured. The casement windows are those that are meant to swing and open. They are hung vertically by means of vertical hinges on the window frame. They can be swung either inside or outside for opening them. Fitting an air conditioner on such windows requires a different kind of mechanism. These air conditioners, known as casement air conditioners or simply window air conditioners sometimes need to be specially ordered.

When casement air conditioners are specially ordered, the fitters would visit the home of the person ordering it and take the required measurements. In some cases, the window might need to be altered to fit the air conditioner properly. Since casement air conditioners are always built to standard sizes, they would fit inside most windows, but some minor adjustments might be needed.

These air conditioners have a solid rectangular frame that is tightly fit into the window. It is important that this frame remain quite sturdy because it will have to support the entire weight of the air conditioner unit, which could be close to 70 pounds or more. Once the frame is fitted in, the rest of the air conditioner unit is slid into it and locked into position with the arrangements provided on it. When the casement air conditioner is fitted properly into place, all its controls will be inside the room while its drainage area will be outside.

It becomes imperative to arrange a proper drainage hose outside so that the air conditioner water is drained off to an acceptable area. This is highly important in air conditioners that are fitted on upper stories of apartment buildings so that the water does not flow into the apartments below or onto the street. It might require calling a plumber to do this job.

For some windows that are longer, such as French casement windows, a different kind of arrangement is used. The air conditioner unit is fitted on the base of the window. New window panels are then constructed to fit in the reduced size of the window.

When casement air conditioners are installed, it is recommended to retain the original windows. If the air conditioner is removed for some reason, the same windows can be fitted into the window.

Casement air conditioners have some special features, some of which are modifications of the usual air conditioner units. They have an air direction control that moves in various directions, thus cooling the inner space effectively. Most casement air conditioners have a four way air direction control. They have a mesh which filters the air that passes into the room. This traps the pollutant particles that enter the room and also acts as an antimicrobial filter for the room. There is a fan inside the air conditioner unit which is needed to flow the air in a better way inside the room. The fan speed can be regulated in most units. It will have a potentiometer arrangement for changing its speed. There is usually also a feature to work the air conditioner as a regular fan to provide breeze into the room.

All casement air conditioners can also be fitted within walls. In that case, holes are made in the walls and are properly adjusted with frames. The air conditioner unit is then wedged into this wall in much the same manner as it is done through the windows. However, it is important to check that the other side of the wall faces the outdoor area, and a channel for disposing the water from the air conditioner will have to be provided in a similar fashion.

This Casement Air Conditioner Review is Written/Updated on Mar 2nd, 2009 and filed under Home Appliances. Both comments and pings are currently closed.

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