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Trash Compactors, Air Conditioners & Other Appliances

Now that you have your home set up with the major appliances you need, it might be time to fill the gaps with other appliances.

Whether you need to cool down a room or make fewer trips taking out the garbage, we’ll help you narrow down what you need.

What are trash compactors?

Trash compactors are appliances that use a metal ram to compress trash volume, so you minimize your environmental footprint in dumps and landfills. To give you an idea, a 1.4 cu. ft. capacity compactor with a compaction ratio of 5:1 can turn five 13-gallon bags of trash into one! And if you want to be more green, you can use paper or biodegradable compactor bags.

Compactors come in different configurations, including freestanding, under counter, and convertible, so be sure to choose the option that works for your space. Some built-in trash compactors have wood panels that will match with your existing cabinetry.

Most trash compactors range from 12 to 15 inches wide, 34 1/8 to 35 inches high, and 24 to 24 ½ inches deep, so keep that in mind when you measure.

What are the different types of air conditioners?

There are several different types of air conditioners, including window-mount AC units, through-the-wall, and portable air conditioners.

Window-mount air conditioners are designed for double-hung windows where the bottom half slides up. Most come with side curtains to fit any gaps in case the window is wider than the unit itself. These air conditioners cool down a single room by pulling hot air and running it over a cooling coil before flowing the air back into the room.

Portable air conditioners offer more flexibility than window or in-wall AC units, as these sit on the floor and use a hose to vent hot air outside. Portable AC units remove moisture from the air, which is then either contained in a tank or drained through a hose. (Note: Self-evaporating models require less maintenance.) Keep in mind that portable units are noisier than your average wall-mount AC.

Through-the-wall air conditioners are similar to window-mount models, except these extend from a wall instead of a window. Wall air conditioner units exhaust heat and humidity from the room to the outside, and their airtight fit means there’s less interference with outside air.

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