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How To Install a Window AC Unit

Installing a window air conditioner is a pretty simple project and doing it correctly will make sure your AC is safe and working properly. First make sure you have a grounded three prong outlet. Make sure there is nothing outside the window that will affect air flow. Measure your window opening and have an idea of the size of the room you want to cool. Once you have your air conditioning unit, clean both sides of the window before installing. Unbox the AC unit, but keep the packaging for storage in the off season. Align the top rail with the holes on the AC unit and attach with the included screws. For the side filler panels, gently extend the panel, and insert the end all the way into the track. Insert the frame ends into the rails on the cabinet. Do the other side the same way. Set the unit in the window, making sure the bottom rail is against the outside edge of the window sill or frame. Lower the sash behind the top rail. Attach the side panels to the window frame. With the frame extended, position the lock, drill a pilot hole, and set with a screw. Drill holes and drive screws in the other clip and in the frame along the sash. Position the sash lock on the lower sash, drill a pilot hole and secure with the screw. Cut a foam window seal to length and insert between the upper and lower sashes. Go outside and make sure the unit leans back just a bit to allow for drainage. On the inside, use the weather seals to plug any gaps. Plug the unit in and press the reset button to supply power. Find a wide variety of window AC units at http://www.Lowes.com For more helpful how to videos, visit http://www.Lowes.com/Videos Subscribe to Lowe's YouTube for great how to videos and home improvement tips: http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=lowes Or head to our channel: http://www.youtube.com/Lowes
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