You should easily get 5 years. I've had window units last 15+, but I
don't know if they are still made as well.
Some brands still offer a 5 year guarantee on the sealed system so I'd
look for that. Many of the brands are identical. When Frigidaire took
over the old Emerson plant in NJ I used to go there a couple of times a
season. The same unit went down the assembly line, but the front cover
would change making it one of a half dozen brands. Now they are made in
I assume you did a little checking and the 8k is appropriate for what
you want to cool. No benefit to too large a unit as it will not
dehumidify properly. Too small won't cool.
AC sure makes sleeping a lot better. Great invention.
On Sunday, June 21, 2015 at 10:59:34 AM UTC-5, Ed Pawlowski wrote:
No truer words have ever been spoken. When I was a
kid all we had was a window fan that was run at night
only. I don't know how we ever got to sleep but we
did. Can't live without air conditioning now.
Yes I have done researçh.
Thinking about getting for my apartment.
It has a chiller and they will not fix it, or they want to limit the temp.
I have seen three other apts with window units.
I would guess that the electrical usage of those apts exceeds other apts wi
thout window a.c.s :-)
On Sunday, June 21, 2015 at 2:57:53 PM UTC-4, Andy wrote:
without window a.c.s :-)
If they won't fix the AC, I hope they are going to give you
a rent reduction. Who pays for the electricity if you put in
an AC? Many landlords charge extra if electric is included.
And if you have to pay for it, sounds like you're paying for
an AC unit and the electricity, when AC is supposed to be
provided by the landlord?
On Sunday, June 21, 2015 at 8:09:43 PM UTC-4, Andy wrote:
pts without window a.c.s :-)
I hope you're getting a great deal on the rest of the rent.
$150 is my electric bill for a large 3 bedroom, 2 1/2 bath house.
Unless you have electric heat or an unusually high cost for
electric, $150 is nuts.
Sounds like a real ripoff for the electricity, especially since they don't
provide working AC. My 2350sf house has never had an electric bill higher
than $178 in the depth of the hottest most humid summer (and I live in the
mid-south where we do have heat and humidity). I cringe when my combined
utilities hit $250 for electric, gas, water and waste for any given month.
But back to window AC units, I had a 10,000BTU Hampton Bay (which is the
house brand for Home Depot) which I finally removed a few days ago. It was
pretty cheap and lasted at least 13 years in my woodworking shop where it
routinely clogged with dust and literally had to be hosed out to clean the
evaporator fins. Not a bad ROI. I've ordered an equivalent LG unit but it
hasn't been delivered yet so I can't opine on its relative merits.
I never had problems with window units. Used 5k to 23k btu. I would read
reviews on noise level. I tried to use one in bedroom, had to put chair
between to reduce noise level. Had good luck with used units. I see them
for sale cheap all the time. I like remote controlled digital readout.
Let me put it to you these way, I can not tell you what to purchase but what
"NOT" to purchase
and that is Federich two Tons you lucky if you get two years out of.
"Andy" wrote in message
I am thinking about getting an 8000 btu window unit.
How reliable are they ?
Would they last at least 5 years ?
Any brands you would recommend ?
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