Is this the right unit? Can it be used with a sleeve?
I just bought an LG LWHD1006R Wall/Window Air Conditioner 10,000BTU thru the wall/window air conditioner. I am not sure I understand what this means. can you mount it in the window or do you put it in a sleeve. I live in an apartment the sleeve measures 26x22 not sure of depth. I don't know if I purchased what I need. I guess I need to know if this model can be used with a sleeve. lbr
Re: Is this the right unit? Can it be used with a sleeve?
If a sleeve came with it then it should be used unless you are replacing a unit and the existing sleeve is properly mounted. Then sleeve should have a slight backward angle so that condensation does not drain into the living space.
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Not exactly....if you can half or more of the side vent exsposed then you will be okay...I like the side vent models because they are less prone to recycling the air...they either pull in the side and expell out the back or visa versa...
On the total back models all the air is just pulling and pushed out the back and they are prone to overheating in some wind conditions...the air just recycles...
Of course the main problem is that most people fail to keep their unit cleaned properly and that causes the overheating...
Most new window units are using R-22 or it's most common alternative R-410A - but you will need to check the 'data tag' on the AC to be sure. All AC units have a data tag (either metal or paper label) - somewhere on the AC - which gives you model number, size, voltage, and type of Refrigerant, as well as other info.
There isn't a drain persay the drain is the holes under the a/c in the window sleeve. There could be a blockage in the drain pain on the a/c itself. This is the pan the coil at the front of the a/c issitting in. The best way to clean this is to remover the unit from the wall sleeve and take it where you can rinse the bottom of the a/c out make sure to clean the area where the coil sits. Do not wet the entire unit only the area where the steyrene at the base of the coil. Also it the wall sleeve is a complete wrap around make sure you clean it also.
I don't believe that this unit can be mounted in a through the wall application. My database does not show a wall sleeve for this unit. The biggest reason will be the side vents for the condenser heat exhaust. I would stick to the manufacturer suggested window application.
Drop in a Frigidaire 25,000 btu, 230-volt Electronic Control Air Conditioner (Model #FAS256R2A). It is Way More Cooling than you need, but it is a very efficient unit and will provide quiet, nearly instantaneous room temprature reduction! Width 26-1/2... Height 18-5/8... Wall Sleeve Included... about $450.
I dont see a problem with these working in the wall, however you will probably need to install a condensate line to drain away the water that will be left from condensation. These items may be purchased from any hardware store.
window mount doesn't have to extend out on the back to clear the side /top intake vents because a window is about 2" thick, but a wall mount has to have about 6 to 8 " clearing before the intakes vents can be exposed. you can't have your intakes buried in the wall. in short if you see about 8 " of dead metal in the center area (just behind the window sill) then you can mount it in a wall as it will protrude far enough to clear the side /top intakes.
a sleeve just gives you a way to balance / attach to the outside wall
I just purchased an alleged "window mount" air conditioner with the closest dimensions to the existing model. Do these mount as through the wall as well? My current opening = 18 x 26" the new purchase is 16 27/32 x 26. There are 2 different types of window air conditioners – there are the window type of which will fit in a window that opens top to bottom and there is the slide in model of which the actual air conditioner will slide into a metal sleeve which is very common in apartments. In either case you need to measure the inside of the metal sleeve and then give that to the air conditioner dealer and he will know what to do and there is also a POS (point of sale) @ the store of which will also assist you in the measurement of the A/C unit – the window unit you need to measure the opening of the window itself, I hope this was helpful