I have seen these mounted in a wall, and am considering that option. However, I know they are a means to allow water to get into the walls, and I want to avoid that. I do have access to some used awnings, so I am considering putting an awning over the AC.
Then comes the part about cold air leakage in cold weather. I know that no AC is really air tight. So the question arises, what to do when the cold weather comes to seal the AC. Yea, I have seen plastic covers made to be put over them on the outside, but that dont seem adaquate.
I ma posting this to see if others have mounted an AC in this manner and what was done in cold weather to seal it and insulate it to prevent cold air leakage?
One other thought is to install the entire AC outdoors, and somehow pipe the cool air into the house via ductwork and a floor register. This seems possible, but then the controls on the front of the AC would not be accessible, except to go outside and manually control it via a door on the ductwork. (Or shut it on and off by flipping a circuit breaker).
Any thoughts on this?
Thanks in advance.