10:04AM | 06/07/05
Member Since: 06/06/05
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Hi! I live on a 3rd floor apt. in an old building and the windows are quite small. I am looking for a small air conditioner to fit the window.

The window measures only a tiny bit over 10.5 " from the windowsill to the sash, and is 23" wide.

Does anyone have any idea what brand might make something this small?



03:05PM | 06/07/05
Member Since: 06/06/03
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Hi evangelina,

HK has spoken, and with good advice--as usual!

We picked up a $350 "Windchaser" portable A/C last year and really have liked it. It was a Costco cheapie, 9000 btu. Hasn't tripped any breakers yet, knock on wood.

We really have liked it. It works well for us, as we live in a mostly cool climate and there are only (usually) several uncomfortably hot days per year.

We just roll it into place, plug it in and there you go. I did have to make an insert to get its hose to work with existing windows.

A/Cs are finicky about sizing; it is best to buy one that properly fits your space. Too big, it can cycle on-and-off too often; too small--it won't do much of anything. But on hot days, hey, I'll take anything I can get! :)


-k2 in CO

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