As the weather starts to warm-up, it's time to get your air conditioning unit out of storage and set it up in your home again. Here are three ways to secure your air conditioning unit to your window in order to keep your house safe from break-ins.
Use A Bracket To Secure Your Unit
If you don't already have one, you can pick up an air conditioning bracket from your local home improvement or air conditioning store. An air conditioning bracket helps support your unit and also makes it incredibly difficult for someone to just pull out your unit and break into your house.
You'll secure the air conditioning bracket to the outside of your house as well as to your air conditioning unit. You will need to purchase or borrow a drill in order to install the bracket. Once you have the right supplies though, it should take you less than fifteen minutes to install the brackets.
Add Extra Locks To Your Window
You can additionally secure your air conditioning unit and your house by adding extra locks to the window that your air conditioning unit is installed in. The best type of lock for this purpose is a sliding lock. A sliding lock will keep your window securely in place. From the outside, someone could not push your window open. Most sliding locks are bolted into your window frame. Once again, you may need to use a drill to attach the sliding locks to your window frame.
Install A Window Alarm
Finally, one of the best ways to secure the window where your air conditioner is mounted is by installing a window alarm. You don't have to have your house wired for a whole home security system in order to install a window alarm. You can pick up an individual window alarm at most department stores or home improvement stores.
The window alarm will go off if the window is shaken or if someone attempts to open the window without first turning off the alarm. It is designed to pick up on motion. Most window alarms come with sticky tape that allows you to secure them to your window. You can even screw some window alarms into the window frame, and secure them that way instead.
If you have an air conditioner installed in one of your windows, secure the air conditioning unit and protect your house from theft by taking the steps outlined above.