We bought a CT house, that only has "crank out" windows. The prior
owner had installed central air, which is no longer repairable (per 2
I would like to AC our bedroom - no real need for the rest of our
house. Is there any Air Conditioner, that I could use / adapt to our
crank out BR windows?
Note: I do not want to spend $$, to replace our central AC unit. We
only want AC, when sleeping.
When our large window unit went caput we bought a portable ac unit like
one of the ones you can buy at Home Depot. It works great and the vent
isn't that big and looks like it might fit vertically into a crank out
window, but I haven't tried it myself on that kind of window. That
We have casement windows, but where we needed to put the ac unit had the
floor space to park the portable unit. It's much quieter than the
window unit that quit working, too. When winter came, we just took the
vent out of the window and moved the unit to a storage room in the
house. I didn't think a portable unit would work so well, but I love it.
There aren't many AC's that fit casement windows, but of course you only
need one. It will keep you from opening that half of the window.
Also they are usually small, not much higher than they are wide, so they
won't cool as much as a bigger one will. My info is 50 years old but it
seems like it would have to still be true.
Anotehr thing one could do is put a hole in the wall and put the AC in a
sleeve designed for that purpose. I don't know what it takes to keep
the cold out during the winter.
More in reply to Rebel below
Wow. I was just about to ask you about the noise but you beat me to it.
The noise is what worries me the most, and I was thinking of putting a
room AC in another room just so I coudln't hear it.much.
What brand do you have, do you remember? Top of the line? Cost?
I should have mentioned that in the house I lived in with casement
windows, we had no AC at all. A new owner put in central AC,
which was probably pretty easy since it had central forced air heat.
Hmm. If it's too big, maybe he could cool it to 64 before going to
bed, then set it to 72 and the thing would stay off most of the night,
solving most of the noise problem when he is in there.
Wow, look at this:
I didn't think they sold stuff like this. Certainaly shoudln't use it
where there's any humidity** but might work okay in a very dry location.
It's funny how it looks just like a portable AC.
**Like Baltimore, where it usually doesn't bother me but I still
wouldn't want to increase it. Sometimes even without this it's humid
enough that it makes it feel much hotter.
Wow is right! Just the ticket, Micky. A nice compact unit to increase
the humidity, give him exercise filling it with water AND ice, should be
a good source of legionella (a/k/a "Legionnaire's disease").
Probably be the best $100 he ever spent. Not!<g>
On Sun, 31 May 2015 22:30:55 -0500, Unquestionably Confused
This is what Wikip says
"Legionnaires' disease is transmitted by inhalation of aerosolized water
and/or soil contaminated with the bacteria. It is not airborne and it is
not transmitted from person to person."
If it's transmitted by aerosolized water, how is not airborne?
That's one of the problems with Wikipedia: sourcing
Anyone could enter anything into Wikip and it will stay there - taken as
gospel by some - until/unless someone else contradicts it.
I was surprised to learn - though not from Wikip - that legionella can
thrive in a home's potable hot water system. Apparently the bacteria
can thrive in temps between something like 100 and 120 degrees F in a
stagnant run of piping, like maybe a section running to a powder room
which is rarely used? How it transmits to the inhabitants is not
mentioned. Drinking it? or maybe having it come through a shower head?
I don't think it's top of the line. Probably somewhere in the middle,
I'm guessing. It's an Intertek LG 12,000 BTU R410A. It was on sale for
$325 when I bought it at Home Depot couple of summers ago.
Compared to the window unit, it purrs like a kitten, but it still has
some noise. I can hear the TV over it just fine.
That's important. Even the noise** of the central AC bothered me when
it worked, and I kept the bedroom door shut to hear less of it (through
the return duct in the stairwell.) **The noise of the air circulation
fan. In the winter it didn't bother me. Same speed, one speed fan, but
I guess deep down I want the heat more in the winter than I want the
cool in the summer. The desire for warmth may be more instinctive than
the desire to be cool, since I'm sure more people have died from cold
than from heat.
Thanks. I asked before I remembered that my friend offered to lend me
one, but he may not be able to find his, or something else may go wrong,
so this is very helpful if I have to buy one.
Many furnace have three speed fan motors. Cold air
is heavier, so the furnace needs to use a higher
speed for AC, to push the cold air up. It is very
possible the AC is actually louder, due to the
higher fan speed.
Christopher A. Young
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On Mon, 01 Jun 2015 08:00:00 -0400, Stormin Mormon
Mine does. The color code showed that it was attached to the lowest
speed.wire, but just in case the color code was wrong, I connected it in
turn to the two other colors. The diagram was right and I had to put it
back on the original, low-speed wire.
I have a feeling he won't be able to find his AC (because we discussed
this last summer and if he'd seen it in the past year, he'd remember
seeing it and where), so yesterday I went to that surplus store I
mentioned. They still have some, probably the same ones they had last
year, that they brought out again.
Only 4 or 5 models, 3 that are 8K, and one only 25 dollars less than a
refurbished machines online (including shipping) . Another also about
$30 less, But another that seems to be 100 less, One model has been
replaced by a newer model, but I'm not sure it's really any better.
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