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You may be wondering if you can plug your AC unit directly into your wall outlet. You should never plug an AC unit into an extension cord. The same goes for power strips. Your wall outlet itself may be able to run an AC unit depending on the amps required by the ac unit. If you are installing a new AC unit or having a central air unit installed you should contact a professional to help.

Key Takeaways:

    • Don’t use an extension cord to power an air conditioner.
    • Check the current of your outlets to see if it’s compatible with your air conditioner.
    • Contact a professional for more assistance on how to proceed.

“Although you might be tempted to just connect your air conditioner into the wall, there are some precautions to take beforehand to avoid the risk of an electrical fire.”

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