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vandygirl

07:59AM | 04/01/07
Member Since: 03/31/07
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Not sure if I'm in the right forum..but....my dad has an two story home built on a slab, no central a/c. The 2nd story bedrooms are almost unbearable during the summer (he does have a window ac unit on the first floor which keeps that floor cool). The upstairs bathroom has a window that, with a window ac unit, would send cool air, hopefully into the upstairs hallway and into the bedrooms. The window is small, and I'm sure would need to be made larger to accomodate a moderately sized ac unit. I know some of the cool air may be lost down the stairway..but other than that..what do we need to watch out for? I need to find a contractor to make the window opening larger..but first I'm assuming I should buy the window ac unit so we know exactly what size opening we'll need. Any obvious problems in making the window opening larger? What type of 'contractor' should I look for to do this work? Any specific questions I should ask about how he/she will go about doing this? The 3 upstairs bedrooms are all clustered around a very short hallway..am I right in assuming this may help the siutation up there? Thanks for your advice or input!

wwwlogsandgrillsdotcom

07:29AM | 04/02/07
Member Since: 02/17/06
19 lifetime posts
I would think more in the line of a thru-the-wall or ptac (packaged terminal air conditioner) rather than a window unit.

It would have to be a pretty big window unit to make a difference AND since you are considering making structural changes, you should just go ahead and do something a little more finsihed.

Punch in PTAC in your search engine and see some options.

Reg

Reggie Wilson

http://www.logsandgrills.com
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