Installing a Portable AC in a Casement Window: A Step-by-Step Guide

Air conditioning is essential for maintaining a comfortable temperature in your home during hot summer months. While central air conditioning systems are the most popular choice, they can be expensive to install and maintain. A more affordable and flexible option is a portable air conditioning unit. These units are easy to install, energy-efficient, and can be moved from room to room as needed. One of the challenges faced by homeowners when using a portable air conditioner is finding a suitable window for installation. In this blog post, we will provide a step-by-step guide on how to install a portable AC unit in a casement window.

Understanding Casement Windows

Casement windows are hinged windows that open outward, usually operated by a crank handle. They offer excellent ventilation and are a popular choice for homeowners who want to maximize natural light and air circulation. However, casement windows can pose a unique challenge when installing a portable air conditioner, as their design is different from traditional sliding windows.

Choosing the Right Portable AC Unit

Before you start the installation process, it's essential to choose the right portable air conditioner for your needs. Consider factors like the size of your room, the cooling capacity of the unit (measured in BTUs), and energy efficiency. Look for models specifically designed for casement window installation or those that come with a window installation kit.

Gathering the Necessary Tools and Materials

To install a portable AC unit in a casement window, you will need the following tools and materials:

Measuring tape



Saw or utility knife


Plexiglass or plywood

Window installation kit (if available)

Step 1: Measure Your Window

Start by measuring the dimensions of your casement window, including the height, width, and depth. This information will help you determine the size of the Plexiglass or plywood you'll need to create a window insert to support the AC unit's exhaust hose.

Step 2: Create a Window Insert

Using your measurements, cut a piece of Plexiglass or plywood to fit snugly within the window frame. This insert will act as a barrier between the window and the AC unit, preventing air from escaping and ensuring efficient cooling. Be sure to cut a hole in the insert that matches the size of the exhaust hose.

Step 3: Install Weatherstripping

Apply weatherstripping to the edges of the window insert to create a tight seal when placed in the window frame. This will prevent drafts and ensure that your portable air conditioner operates efficiently.

Step 4: Attach the Exhaust Hose

Connect the exhaust hose to the portable AC unit, following the manufacturer's instructions. Then, attach the other end of the hose to the hole in the window insert. Ensure that the hose is securely fastened and that there are no gaps or leaks.

Step 5: Place the Insert in the Window

Carefully place the window insert into the casement window frame, ensuring a snug fit. Close the window as tightly as possible to create a secure seal. You may need to use additional weatherstripping or foam insulation to eliminate any gaps.

Step 6: Position the Portable AC Unit

Place the portable air conditioner near the window, ensuring that the exhaust hose is not kinked or obstructed. Plug the unit into a nearby electrical outlet and follow the manufacturer's instructions for operation.

Step 7: Enjoy Your Cool and Comfortable Space

With your portable air conditioner installed, you can now enjoy a cool and comfortable living space during the hot summer months. Remember to clean the air filter regularly and follow the manufacturer's maintenance recommendations to keep your unit running efficiently.

By following this step-by-step guide, you can successfully install a portable AC unit in a casement window, providing your home with a flexible and cost-effective cooling solution.

Casement Window


Casement windows are the most common style of window. They feature hinged panels that swing open and closed. Casement windows are available in single panels or multiple panels. The direction a door swings, either to the right or the left, is called the handing. In addition to handing, window are identified as either inswing or outswing depending on whether they open into the house or towards the outside.


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