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01:34PM | 06/29/02
Member Since: 12/25/01
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I have a small house built in the 1940s. The layout is not the most efficient for the use of one large air conditioner to cool the whole first floor, which is less than 900 square feet. Central air and ductless air conditioning systems are too costly for me right now, and I don't want to put window units throughout the floor (which contains 2 bedrooms, a living room, kitchen and bathroom) because it would cut down on cross ventilation on cooler days when a/c isn't really necessary. Does anyone have experience with windowless units? Are they major obstructions? Are they loud?


01:15PM | 08/03/02
Member Since: 05/05/02
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The new Windchaser from American Standard sounds like the perfect solution to your A/C needs. It is a portable (on wheels) 12,000 BTU/hr room air conditioner that plugs in to the wall receptacle of the room you've wheeled it to and the hot air from the evaporator is vented out a window with the window kit provided. For more details on the Windchaser PACR12 visit my site!

[This message has been edited by hvac.netfirms (edited August 03, 2002).]


06:00PM | 08/03/02
Member Since: 12/25/01
26 lifetime posts
Thanks for the info, but I found the windowless units to be much more expensive than window units. The solution I found was a 6,000 BTU low-profile or slim-line or some kind of name like that unit from Whirlpool that fit into windows that don't open very much. I think it only needed around a 12" high opening, which was perfect for what I needed. It fit into the window above my kitchen sink and that, in conjunction with a 5500 BTU unit in another room, cools down the first floor and makes it liveable.

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