Since one of the most visited and most purchased product on Little Big Life is the mini window air conditioner there will be sooner or later the question about how to mount or secure it safely on the window.
A mini window air conditioner is generally used for tiny places such as a tiny house, small apartment, even RV and houseboat.
As practical and space saving a mini air conditioner is the supporting bracket needs to be as practical and easy to install. People wish to be able to install a mini air conditioner from the inside. This is even more important if you live in a small apartment where you simply can‘t get to the outside of your window.
Mounting the mini window air conditioner with a support bracket is generally very easy. Here are some tips how you can install your air conditioner with this air conditioner support bracket.
First of all you will need to be sure that the support bracket is the right one for your mini window air conditioner. It should be made of a durable material, meaning withstand wind and weather. And it should hold the weight of the A/C unit easily. It shouldn’t be too small obviously, but also not too big. If the support bracket is too big it won‘t hold the air conditioner tightly enough. It will be impossible to secure the A/C safely. And a window air conditioner that moves with every wind will cause problems sooner or later.
Often it‘s recommended to get a mounting kit for extra security. Of course you need to make sure that the screws are as tight as possible to prevent any loose movements of the A/C. If you hear a squeaking you might need to tighten the screws even more.
I even found an advice as to how to make the A/C installation burglar-safe. People recommend to make the location for the hole high enough at the window. When the air conditioner is installed higher it will regulate the temperature anyway more efficiently.
The following Universal Air Conditioner Support Bracket comes with all necessary hardware.
AC Safe Universal Air Conditioner Support Bracket
- Universal design adapts to any window unit
- Easy indoor installation with no drilling of outside wall or siding
- Precision bubble level for proper mounting angle
- Fits wall thickness from 4“ to 11“
- Relieves stress on the window
- All necessary hardware included
- Bracket can hold up to 80 lbs.
- Typical range: 5,000 to 10,000 BTU
Excellent product. I needed to put an air conditioner in a sliding window and this bracket made that workable I really like the built in level and the heavy-duty screws came with.
I used this to support a small air conditioner. I was worried it wasn’t up to the task, but I was wrong. It worked great and was the perfect size.
This was easy to use and secured my air conditioner well.