Installing a window air conditioner is not something most of us look forward to, but changing weather might make it necessary. If you want to make sure that your air conditioner is safe, there are a few things to consider about where and how you install it.

Your first step is picking a location. If at all possible, it is always best to have the AC connected directly into a wall outlet. If it is necessary to use an extension cord, you need to get one that is specifically marked for AC use. You also want to avoid having any other appliances on the same circuit.

Your AC should be securely fastened with all the mounting hardware supplied, and it might be necessary to install a bracket to provide support underneath the unit.

To ensure that the unit operates at peak efficiency, proper insulation around the unit is necessary. In addition, this would include keeping the unit out of direct sunlight.