Choosing a type of air conditioner for your home requires a bit of comparison work. There’s plenty of types to choose from. One option to take a look at is a through-the-wall air conditioner, especially if you only want to cool a small area.
Through-the-wall air conditioners are often compared to window air conditioners as they share several characteristics, such as similar coverage area, pricing and efficiency.
In this blog post, we take a look at the basics of these types of air cons so you can get an idea of whether they are a good choice for your home and lifestyle.
A through-the-wall air conditioner (also known as an internal wall air conditioner or simply a wall air conditioner) is a type of air con that is installed into a wall, such that one side of the unit is fully exposed to the interior room and the other side is fully exposed to the exterior outdoor space.
The unit does not hang out of the wall like a window air con hangs out of the window. The back of the rear unit either sits flush with the exterior wall or hangs out minimally.
Installation involves cutting a hole in a wall in which to secure the unit. Supporting brackets or sleeves are used support the weight of the unit.
After the air conditioner is installed in the wall, it is plugged into the nearest electrical outlet and weatherproof stripping is put around the air conditioner to prevent outside air and water from entering the building.
A through-the-wall air conditioner works by sucking hot air from the room into the unit. The hot air that enters the unit is brought over the air conditioning evaporator and cooled. The cooled air is pushed back into the room. The air conditioner pushes the hot air from the condenser out through the vents in the back of the unit so that it does not heat the room.
We’d be happy to answer any questions you have. We can also arrange for a technician to visit your house, discuss which type of air con will suit your needs, and provide a no-obligation quote for installation.