How to Remove a Window Air Conditioner

A window air conditioner.
What You'll Need
Construction gloves
Air conditioner owner's manual

When fall rolls in and the weather begins to get cooler, it's time to remove your window air conditioner. If you've ever had trouble with this task, read on to learn everything you'll need to know about easy window air conditioner removal.

Step 1 - Prep Your Air Conditioner

After you have safely turned off and unplugged your window unit, you will need to remove the device's front cover. Most front covers can be removed without the aid of any tools, but some may require the use of a screwdriver. Consult your owner's manual to determine the proper method of removal.

Step 2 - Remove Your Padding

A window air conditioner.

Having removed your air conditioner's front cover, you will now need to remove the foam padding that is pressed up against the sides of the device. As the insulation is firmly in place, you may need to use your hammer's prying end to successfully extract it. Next, use your screwdriver to detach the air conditioner from its wooden base, taking special care to make sure the freshly-detached device doesn't fall.

Step 3 - Remove Your Air Conditioner

A window air conditioner.

You may now remove your window air conditioner. Before attempting to lift the device, you will need to don a sturdy pair of construction gloves. In addition, you may want to incorporate the aid of an assistant, as air conditioners are extremely heavy.

Once your air conditioner has been removed, use a screwdriver to remove the device's wooden base from your windowsill.