replacement slash balances

A quick learner from Naples Fl says:
The window are in north east Florida. Do I need Double hung or not with AC most of the time . I know 1 balance is 25 X 5/8" ,the window slash are the same size. would the spiral window balances be the same size? also do I need to remove the top slash to put in new balances? they would be much harder to get out . The price of 2 or 4 balances dose not matter , also I think the S500 with the 17-012 bracket will work. Thank You mike
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Paul from SWISCO responded:
The balance may not necessarily be the same size as the sash, no. If you measured the tube of the old balance as 25", then that's what you should stick with. If you can remove the top sash to install the balances, then you should try that before anything else.

Assuming these are non-tilt windows, I agree that our Series 500 balances are a good choice. The 17-012 bracket is also a common pairing.
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