And, the substantial amount of electricity used by the AC is all turned
into heat above and beyond the heat that is being pumped from one spot
in the room (in front of the AC) to another spot (behind the AC),
meaning the room will not only not cool off, but it will actually heat
up as much as if you were running small electric heater.
The AC takes the heat from the room and puts it outside. If you don't put
the unit in a window, it will just recirculate the heat plus add the heat
from the motors in it making things worse. It MUST be through a window or
I was actually rather suprised, a local hardware store had a a/c unit
on display *in* the store. The unit actually produced a substantial
amount of cool air comming out of the front of the unit.
That being said, it is not very efficient as you mention below, and I
would like to include there needs to be a place for the water to go.
I would suggest investigating a portable air conditioner unit that
vents out a window.
Edwin Pawlowski wrote:
If the unit is working , it will put out cool air where it is suspose to,
but it will also put out hot air out the back. The net effect is a small
ammount of heat gain due to the motors running. Running the AC inside is
the same thing as dehumidifier, just probably not as good.
Few posts addressed your humitidy question. I'm pretty sure it will
cause humidity to condense on the cold end of the AC, which will drain
to the lowest corner of the AC and dribble out.
Unless you have a water sling ring and then the water will be splashed
against the condensor fins, where it will evaporate again.
I would ask what model AC you have, to determine the question in the
previous paragraph, but yours is such a bad idea, it's not worth it.
The extra heat you generate will be more enough to make you less
comfortable, even if you lose some humitidy. The fan makes some heat,
and the compressor makes a lot more, whatever the ID plate says that
it uses in watts is how much heat you'll be making, in watts, when the
compressor is running, in addition to what is already there.
They make dehumidifiers that are something like ACs, but they design
it for this situtaion.
If you decide to put it in a window, post back with details of the
window and how high you are. I would advise building a strong shelf
outside the window, to rest the AC on, so that merely opening the
window doesn't cause the AC to fall out. If you have wooden
windowsills, I would STRONGLY advice using nails some of which are
driven in at one angle, and others are driven in leaning at a simlar
agnel but in the OPPOSITE direction. If all nails are parallel they
can all come out at once, by the weight of the AC. Plonk, down it and
the AC goes. Maybe someone is underneath it.
When I did this, I left the nail heads sticking out a quarter inch,
so that I would be able to remove the nails when I wanted to remove
the shelf. Nails sticking out like this might be a hazard, but I was
the only person who ever opened these two windows. (One just had a
planter, and then a charcoal grill. The other had the AC.) It occurs
to me now that I moved out in the middle of May, after 10 years, and I
forgot to hammer in the nails or take them out. Oh well. They were
just big finishing nails. Not that dangerous.
Yes, you can run an AC without a window. However, the effect is the
same as running about a 700 watt space heater. Cause all the heat from
the room goes back into the room. Plus the couple hundred watts of
power that ran the motor on the compressor.
Christopher A. Young
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