So, I'm now in an apartment and I'm trying to plan for the upcoming
summer. For those 100 degree days, is there a way to air condition
this size apartment without installing any vents, etc out of a window
or door? If so, what items would you recommend to buy?
There is absolutely, positively no way to air condition a space
without having a place to exhaust the excess heat. Otherwise you could
air condition your apartment by leaving the refrigerator door open!
The most practical way to air condition the apartment is with
inexpensive window units.
There are also floor units that have a flexible tube for exhausting
the hot air to the outside.
You MUST exhaust the heat to the outdoors somehow. Otherwise your
apartment will only get hotter and hotter, with the air conditioner
On Jan 18, 3:39 pm, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
> There is absolutely, positively no way to air condition a space
> without having a place to exhaust the excess heat. Otherwise you
> air condition your apartment by leaving the refrigerator door
Swamp Cooler !!!
I belive the biggest uint you can get on a 120v line is a 1200. I have a
1700 sqft house and the Panasonic 12,000 BTU unit I have pretty much do the
entire ranch home if I leave the doors open.
The trick is to make sure on hot days you start the unit before temp outside
hits 100. I live in New England where the temp hit the 90, but the humidity
hits 100%. I made sure I purchased the units that had a delayed on and off
timer so that I could set it up to turn on mid day before the house started
Lets say your like me were you leave for work before 8 and get back about 5
and the house is hotter than the devil. Set the AC to turn on about noon on
low energy saving fan at about 74 and when you get home you are not roasting
your cookies off.
I determined that our third-floor room, 22'x14' with windows on the
north, west, and south sides, 1930 house, needed either 8,000 or
10,000 BTU, and I went with the 10,000 BTU because of the extreme
weather/heat exposure swings of that space. Works well.
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