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Question DetailsAsked on 2/27/2018

do you know a company or person that can replace a window with an in wall airconditioning unit in 15224 zc area

in my house i have a 2nd floor landing window that used to store an in wall air conditioner I would like to have an air conditioner back in

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To just install a window air conditioner in a window (assuming the pre-existing hole is there, or the new air conditioner will fit where the old one was), a Heating and A/C contractor (your Search the List category to find well-rated and reviewed vendors for this) can handle the installation and putting in side panel insulating kits (like from Natures Cooling, Frost King, or AnyAir - google to see what they look like - usually like a flexible PVC accordion door) to fill the unused opening space. This assumes the electric connection is adequate for the new unit - likely is if you previously had a similar capacity unit there.


Or if unit will fit in window OK, but you want a more permanent surrounding panel around it in the remaining open window space, or want an awning or shed roof over the window to keep out rain, you could have an HVAC contractor install the unit then a Handyman to do the enclosure. If just an insert in the opening and plug-and-go window conditioner, handyman could probably handle it all.


If the new unit will not fit in the open window, or this is ground floor or over a readily accessible roof (like it sounds your case is) so you want higher security than the normal filler panels around the unit, you have two choices - the Handyman above (assuming you know one who does good looking work). Or a Remodeling - General Contractor can handle electrical (if needed) and window removal and putting in A/C and closing up the space with siding or such. Larger HVAC companies will sometimes also do this type of complete install job, but not many.


Bear in mind doing this is not legal if that is a legal egress window under code - so even if you do it for your own use (if contractor will violate code) be sure it is done (and myabe save window if removed) so it can be reversed easily come resale time.


Cost - not counting the A/C unit itself - commonly $200-300 for a simple slip-in to an opening window including putting in weather/insulating panels to fill the rest of the opening, more like $500-1000 to remove the window and "build-in" the unit.

Answered 8 months ago by LCD




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