Many people rely on window air conditioning units to cool their homes. These units are ideal for smaller spaces and are preferred by some homeowners because of their affordable up-front cost. They are usually installed into the home via a mounting bracket in the window, but these brackets or mounting systems can become loose. If you have noticed that your unit is loose, there are a few steps that you can take to remedy the situation.
1. Tighten the Screws
One of the prime causes of a wobbly or loose window air conditioning system relates to loose screws. Most mounting systems or brackets are installed into the home with screws. The screws ideally should be anchored into firm surfaces, such as the studs in the window frame structure rather than in the drywall. If the screws are installed in the right location, you can tighten the screws. If they are not anchored into the studs, you can consider placing the screws in a better location.
2. Add Additional Support
Another idea is to add additional support to the wall unit. For example, you may add additional support beams or brackets underneath the interior or exterior of the window AC unit. This may be ideal if your existing air conditioning unit is not properly supported with brackets that are intended to hold the full weight of the AC unit.
3. Schedule Repair Service
If you cannot determine what needs to be done to repair a loose window unit or if you are not comfortable doing the required work on your own, schedule AC repair service with a trusted HVAC repair company. A technician can visit your home and can improve the support structure as needed. Even better, he or she will be able to do a full inspection of your unit to ensure everything is functioning as efficiently as possible.
4. Upgrade Your AC Window Unit
While many will choose to improve the existing support structure, some homeowners may decide to replace the system altogether. This may be particularly beneficial if the system is getting older or is no longer fully functional for the homeowner’s needs. If you choose to replace your window unit entirely, you can call Energy Air for fast, friendly service. Our team of experienced HVAC professionals can help you find the right upgraded system for your home and lifestyle. Give us a call today to learn how we can help, or schedule your appointment online.