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Old 09-04-2010, 01:29 PM   #1
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Hi All, I was raised in a house with central air and went to college with window unit A/C's. Now that I have a home of my own I have a pair of in-wall AC units and am kind of lost on how to maintain, insulate, and care for them...


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  1. When fall is winding down, do I have to do anything with them? I know they sell covers, but the 1st floor AC is in a cage and the 2nd floor one is, well, on the 2nd floor
  2. How can I insulate the sides better? I see some rigid foam insulation in one and the other seems to be a "perfect" fit. Do you silicone it it? How do you prevent air leakage from happening in the winter?
  3. If they die, how do you replace them? Do you have to buy a AC the exact same size or can you get a smaller one and somehow insulate/seal the extra room?
Thanks in advance for any help, and if you can check out my other post in drywall -> My window between siding and drywall...

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Look in your manual. Different brands have different requirements.

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I bought the house but no manuals came with it
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Find the model and google for info. There is no blanket answer to your question.
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