When it comes to air conditioners, the three main issues are poor performance, excessive noise levels and high maintenance costs. Truth be told, these are mostly associated concerns and are shockingly prominent issues that derive mainly from inadequate implementation, repair and service. The good news is that by quick, easy and inexpensive repairs, they are always remedied.
First off, make sure you mount your air conditioner on the shadier side of the building. In the heat exchange process, the colder air on that side will help, because it won't have to work as hard. This is a free repair that will save you electrical expenses in dollars!
That said; make sure that you do not mount your device in a position with minimal or impeded air flow.
For efficient cooling, forming a close seal around where a device meets the hole in your wall or the opening of your window is key. It's inexpensive and easy to add weather stripping (some are still magnetic) and easy to find in a hardware store. Oh, use it.
Insulation is a friend of yours. You can't get so much of this nice thing, whether it's the koozie around your beer or the pink things on your walls. Our top tip will be that those cheap accordion wings on the sides of your unit are almost useless whether you're a renter or really don't have access to the nooks and crannies where insulation will go and are installing a window panel. At virtually any hardware shop, you are better off picking up a piece of foam board available and cutting it to tailor suits the holes on your unit's big side.
Let's face it: window units are not quick on the eyes, precisely. If you dislike a window unit's eye-wart and want your vision back, you may alternatively try covering the void with Plexiglas. It won't be as insulating, but you should still have a nice, snug seal if you are using the weather stripping mentioned earlier.
Let your filter clean! Not only can a dirty filter fail to do its job, but it will also decrease the whole system's airflow. When you have to scrub the lint catcher in your dryer, a simple rule of thumb is that you probably ought to clean your air conditioner filter, too.
What is important to point out here is that none of these fixes have improved the air conditioner’s strength or cooling capability. The same unit you bought on day 1 is now owned by you. We actually improved the quality of it. What is crucial here is that you will do several little things that will help your unit achieve its full production capacity so that you can keep you and your cash cool. Just keep frosty!