Unconventional window a/c installation

Hi,
I have a crawl space in my basement that I would like to use to store wine. Unfortunately, it gets a bit to warm in the summer to properly store the wine. I would like to put a window air conditioner in there (there are no windows) to lower the temperature. The water would drip in the sum pump hole. Would this work? Will the a/c do it's job in these conditions or will it just be a waste of money and energy?
Thanks,
Alain
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No. It will make the room warmer.
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You mean without the air moving through the condenser going outdoors? No, it will not cool the air and will actually end up making the area hotter.
An air conditioner (or any refrigeration device) does not "make cold", they simply *move* the heat from one area to another (while generating heat themselves).
In an air conditioner the heat is absorbed in the front evaporator coil and move to the rear condenser coil where outdoor air can take that heat away. If you don't have that outdoor air to remove the heat, it doesn't go anywhere.
BTW. In a refrigerator, the refrigeration system moves the heat from inside the cabinet to the outside of the cabinet where the room air absorbs it.
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Best without a window would be a mini-split where you just need a small hole to run pipes and power to small outdoor condenser. Considerably less expensive, but still more expensive than a window shaker, would be a portable unit that just needs a vent the size of a clothes dryer vent to exhaust the hot air and moisture (condensate is used to cool the condenser and most goes out the vent as vapor). You might need to drain water occasionally in a damp basement, but all summer upstairs I accumulated maybe 2 tablespoons of water.
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snipped-for-privacy@magma.ca (Al) wrote in message

Assuming the unit is placed to move heat out of the space, a through wall unit has the vents in the correct location if there is no window.
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