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Vertical A/C Install

There are many condos and apartments throughout Prince Albert, Saskatoon, and Swift Current that have vertical style room air conditioners. Approximately 10 years ago, all manufacturers of vertical a/c units increased their height by about 1 inch. As a result, the new size vertical a/c’s no longer fit in the old sleeves.

 

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In order to replace the old A/C with a new one, the original sleeve needs to be removed. This can be done without any damage to the siding, drywall, or opening.

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Once the old sleeve is removed, a new Vertical Casement A/C can be installed in the opening, which is slightly larger than the old sleeve, and now big enough to fit the new a/c. These casement air conditioners do not require a sleeve, as they are already essentially built into one. The installer only needs to properly seal the unit on the exterior and interior sides of the wall.

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Here is the new unit, properly sealed to the wall opening with matching caulking.

 

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Lastly, the unit is insulated and sealed with expanding foam insulation, and the new air conditioner is bordered with new casing which is in turn sealed up with caulking.