Window or wall-mount air conditioning units are identical to any other self-contained air conditioning unit. They take hot air and humidity from the home and replace it with cool, conditioned air from outside. You can install these units in an existing window, or create a new hole to fit the air conditioner into.
These systems are portable—you can install them in any window, and you can use them to cool any individual room efficiently. They’re also very affordable compared to any other type of cooling system that needs to be installed, or used to cool 100-300 square feet.
There are some disadvantages to using a window or wall mount air conditioner:
- The window that you install the unit in is very difficult to use (if not impossible).
- Since you have to ‘mount’ the unit in a hole or window, it can’t be removed easily—however, it is a lot easier to install than other a/c units.
- This system might not be the most efficient one you can buy. The panels that support the unit and block off the rest of the window tend to let in more heat than they should.
- If you have covenants that include aesthetics or noise, window or wall-mounted a/c is not the right choice. They tend to be an eyesore and can be unusually loud.
Keep in mind that wall-mounted units are usually permanent fixtures, but you don’t have to use your window to install it.
Approximate Costs of Window and Wall-Mounted Air Conditioners
The cost of a window air conditioner always depends on the size and type of the unit. The larger the unit, the more it costs—but it will also cool more square feet of space.
- Window air conditioners can cost anywhere from $100 to $700 depending on the size you need or want and the features it has
- Most window air conditioners don’t require professional installation, but if you’re looking for an in-wall installation, you’re looking at $50 to $200
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