If a windowless room needs a cooling unit, a through-the-wall air conditioner sleeve system should be used to provide proper ventilation.
Installing a unit through a wall also allows the owner to put it in almost any place.
A hole will have to be cut into the wall and a sleeve put into it to hold the HVAC unit. Each installation is unique and will have to be thought-out.
Things to Consider
Wall thickness must be measured as a some are thicker than others.
Your eyes can be deceiving, too.
The AC unit will need electricity and must be located close to a socket or else a new socket must be installed near the device.
The studs should be located and marked out on the wall’s surface before making the first cut.
Keep in mind that wiring or pipes can be inside the wall. The location ought to be thought out to avoid them.
A sleeve will also be required, which is generally included when you buy a new unit.
If a sleeve is purchased separately, make sure the measurements are accurate for both the unit and sleeve to get a good fit.
A header and footer are often built for the sleeve to take a seat in. Based on the wall type, occasionally, a header and footer are unnecessary.
The main objective of a header/footer container is for the device to have a steady level platform to sit and do its job.
Header and footers can be built of 2×4s or similar.
Basic tools will be required, such as a drill, saw, hammer, caulking, etc.
Basic Steps to Install a Through-the-Wall Air Conditioner
The above are the essential steps needed to install a through-the-wall air conditioner.
Every scenario will differ with wall type and power supply being the most unique.
The basics are to cut out a hole for the unit to enter, build a secure platform for it to sit on, and have power close.
Most jobs can be carried out by a handy do-it-yourself type individual.
Of course, call a specialist if in doubt.