As a new era of HVAc technology emerges, many HVAC technicians have wondered what to do with the older HVAC units such as the old window air conditioners, portable space heaters, and small stationary furnaces.
I went about solving this problem.
I was a young and ambitious HVAC technician and builder, and I loved building and reworking new and old air conditioners and furnaces. I have my own HVAC shop filled with heating and cooling equipment and tools. I got out an old window air conditioner that I had purchased from a yard sale. I hadn’t looked inside an old window air conditioner in many years, since my most recent work had been on newer HVAC technology like smart thermostats, radiant heated flooring, and mini split air conditioners. I took a look at all the different parts inside of the window air conditioner, hoping to find parts I could take and use in new air conditioners like a central air conditioner, but I found very few parts I could use. I put the old window air conditioner back together and sat there to gather my thoughts. That’s when I got a great idea, I was going to restore all of the old air conditioners and furnaces I could find and put generators in them that only needed to be charged once a week. I build hundreds of generators and went out to every heating and cooling business and yard sale I could to purchase cheap window air conditioners and portable space heaters. I fixed up these units, put the generators on them, and then shipped them off to families around the world that needed a portable space heater or window air conditioner.