Window air conditioner covers are used to eliminate drafts from the place where an air conditioning unit is installed. They install over the unit to seal drafts from this area. Sealing this source of drafts reduces the amount of unwanted air exchanges and energy loss experienced during the colder months of the year, when the unit is not in use. Each package contains one washable fabric cover, windblock liner for insulation, and removable tape. A window indoor air conditioner cover can be installed in just a few simple steps:
- Unplug the electric cord belonging to the air conditioner and wrap it closely, and tightly, around the front edge. Use a 3 inch piece of tape to keep it in place.
- Measure the height and width of the air conditioning unit. Add 6â€ to each measurement, and using a pair of scissors, cut the windblock liner accordingly.
- Place the insulating windblock front and center over the unit, folding and taping the square corners. The liner should cover the electric cord, plug, and the opening where the cord exits the AC unit.
- Place the fabric indoor air conditioner cover over the AC.
The tape works best when the temperatures outside are above 35Â° Fahrenheit.
Installing with a few simple steps, window air conditioner covers immediately get to work reducing the amount of air leaks experienced at the area where the AC is installed. Whenever there is a reduction in energy loss, a reduction in energy costs is sure to follow. Window air conditioner covers save money on heating during their first year of use, and can be used many winters after. Check out the pictures below for more detail on how installation is completed.