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Old 05-28-2012, 12:37 AM   #11
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Outside the bedroom under the stairs for the top apartment. The unit could go in the living room (preferred) or the bedroom. Or just get two units...but if one would do...
After one reaches a certain age, an A/C unit in the bedroom is mandatory--if for no other reason, to prevent one spouse from killing the other. And I don't think I need to connect the dots to explain which spouse would be the one killing the other...after a certain age. The main reason I wanted to move back to the house in the city, was I was jealous of the tenants having central A/C during the heat waves in July and August and I did not (hiding out in the bedroom was not an option--but I did do that...sometimes). Not fair that I had put central A/C in the house in the city and was sweating it out at the farm.
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I would think one of these units could do several rooms, just like Taxlady said her friend does with his, but you would have the same negatives as a window unit, the immediate area cold and the other rooms only tolerable. And that's if you leave the doors open to them. The big advantage to these is getting the view out your window back and the lower noise level. And not having to fuss with them twice a year.
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They downside re: the portable room a/c units is that you have to empty them about every 24 hours. I don't know if that is what you mean by ductless or not, but thought I'd throw that into the mix since I have one of those at the farm for the main level. It certainly worked, it was just I had to empty the reservoir. Luckily, it has a shutoff and turns off if the reservoir is full so it doesn't go all over your floor. The units have come down in price and are very quiet, but you have to vent them out a window or patio door, much like a dryer. My brother has had one for years for his 1-bedroom apartment and likes it.
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They downside re: the portable room a/c units is that you have to empty them about every 24 hours. I don't know if that is what you mean by ductless or not, but thought I'd throw that into the mix since I have one of those at the farm for the main level. It certainly worked, it was just I had to empty the reservoir. Luckily, it has a shutoff and turns off if the reservoir is full so it doesn't go all over your floor. The units have come down in price and are very quiet, but you have to vent them out a window or patio door, much like a dryer. My brother has had one for years for his 1-bedroom apartment and likes it.
That wasn't the kind I was thinking of. I'm thinking of something with a compressor outside, tubing to go into the house and one or more cooling units inside. I did consider one or more of those portable, but they still block the window and take up space inside the house. If I were a tenant, I would probably get that kind.

The split/heat pump kind can also heat. It might not be able to do all the heating, but it is apparently 3-4 times as efficient as baseboard heaters, so it would help lower the heating bill.
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Old 05-28-2012, 12:08 PM   #15
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That wasn't the kind I was thinking of. I'm thinking of something with a compressor outside, tubing to go into the house and one or more cooling units inside. I did consider one or more of those portable, but they still block the window and take up space inside the house. If I were a tenant, I would probably get that kind.

The split/heat pump kind can also heat. It might not be able to do all the heating, but it is apparently 3-4 times as efficient as baseboard heaters, so it would help lower the heating bill.
If you get one, let me know. I might consider adding that one for selective A/C and heating....
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If you get one, let me know. I might consider adding that one for selective A/C and heating....
Will do. I'm still at the "I'm thinking about it" stage.
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I would think one of these units could do several rooms, just like Taxlady said her friend does with his, but you would have the same negatives as a window unit, the immediate area cold and the other rooms only tolerable. And that's if you leave the doors open to them. The big advantage to these is getting the view out your window back and the lower noise level. And not having to fuss with them twice a year.
Thanks Pac! If it's in the living room, that's the room we spend most of our time in during the day, and cool the bedroom, it would be perfect. Our back windows face on asphalt all afternoon, so the kitchen and office are unbearable, at this point. I think one unit would be helpful.
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Thanks Pac! If it's in the living room, that's the room we spend most of our time in during the day, and cool the bedroom, it would be perfect. Our back windows face on asphalt all afternoon, so the kitchen and office are unbearable, at this point. I think one unit would be helpful.
I put C/A (central air) in for three reasons: (1) I could not work after 2 in the afternoon. My office was so unbearable, even with a ceiling fan and floor fan, and (2) I was so tired all the time from the heat, and (3) a big furry dog I had needed knee surgery. He could not go down the stairs to the basement after the surgery. To keep him comfy, I bit the bullet and put in A/C. I have missed the A/C, but now with TOU rates, I can't justify turning it on until 7:00 p.m., except on weekends.
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