How do you install a hard start kit on an air conditioner?
Common wire of the potential relay goes to the compressor contactor. (5)
Start wire of the potential relay goes to compressor run capacitor. (2)
Run wire of the potential relay goes to the start capacitor. (1)
A hard start kit is designed to assist your compressor on start-up. If your inside air conditioning coil is located more than 50 feet from your outside condensing unit, you probably need a hard start kit to assist your compressor when it turns on. You see, your air conditioner works like a pump circulating the refrigerant throughout your system. The harder the pump has to work the less efficient it is and the more likely…
This answer depends on if the air conditioner is portable or permanent. With a portable air conditioner you need a hose (if equipped, this comes with the free standing air conditioners) to vent out the hot air. But with the air conditioner that sits in the window you need a screw driver, screws and plastic curtains that go around the air conditioner to block off the rest of the window. On a permanent air conditioner…
Yes, aftermarket air conditioner systems are available. They can be self installed, but an auto shop is recommended. Sometimes you can purchase a system from your local auto parts store and have a mechanic install it. Expect a cost of $600 and up. jcwhitney.com is an online site that sells such systems.