Q's Daily DIY Green Tips: Seal to Save with Window Air Conditioners
Saving energy can be difficult during the hot summer months when we attempt to condition our indoor environment. Are you are a homeowner who uses a window installed seasonal air conditioner? If so, at the beginning of the cooling season examine the seal between the window frame and the A/C unit. Moisture is known to damage the seal between the frame and A/C leading to gaps that can allow hot air in and the cool air out. Air infiltration and ex- filtration equals lost energy. As a stop-gap temporary measure, consider sealing around the A/C unit with "air sealing" tape to reduce leakage and begin saving.