My partner decided to take on the installation of a window air conditioner, however he had no experience whatsoever in doing such a procedure. He assured me that he had read enough on the internet to figure out how to do it. I made the decision to supply him our full support, although I had our doubts. I did a bit of research myself plus realized how much is actually involved. For example, when using support brackets to hold the air conditioner in site, the window sill should first be diagnosed for rotting wood or other material. Otherwise, the air conditioner could fall right out. Also, no matter how strong the installation person, it is essential that another person help lift plus hold the component in site since window air conditioners are extremely heavy. One thing that I read made me chuckle, since it stated that the window plus the air conditioner should both be measured before making any purchases. I am quite confident that our partner would guess that! Then there are sealing materials needed to prevent hot air (and bugs) from entering the room. Modern air conditioners come equipped with extensions to occupy the space between the component plus the window sash, but by filling the cracks with foam (or other Heating plus Air Conditioning material), the air conditioner will operate much more efficiently…and you won’t have bugs coming in! One last thing that I read made perfect sense, that the installed window air conditioner should be located within 6feet of an electrical outlet. The article explained that most new air conditioners come with a 6foot long electric cord, but that adding an extension cord was unsafe. Thankfully, our partner plus his brother ended up doing a fantastic task.