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Old 03-01-2017, 09:43 PM
 
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I just push the screen upwards, no need to remove it...

Juts buy a small unit for your bedroom --you don't even need a timer. Close the bedroom, pull the shades, turn on the AC unit, and wait about 10 minutes, or even less. Whatever you do, though, don't leave your AC on all day while you're working, as it's a waste of energy, expensive, and complete unnecessary.
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Old 03-01-2017, 09:46 PM
 
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Central air was a requirement when I bought my house.
For me too!
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Old 03-03-2017, 06:03 AM
 
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my place had a kinda Redneck style AC with the return off pulling in cool air from my cellar area, with a thru the wall AC feeding it indirectly. Loved showing it off to my fellow HVAC people for a good laugh and it really worked. I just finished true central air and just love it. Nothing like it.


Back to that poor person that was crushed by a falling AC unit. That person's nick name is "Flat Face"
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Old 03-05-2017, 01:00 PM
 
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Figure out the square footage of the area you're trying to cool and get something that matches (there are charts you can find online). Do NOT get a significantly oversized unit. In addition to cooling, an A/C unit also removes moisture (humidity) from the air. If the unit is too oversized, it'll short cycle and not run long enough to remove the humidity.

My recommendation is to look up the weight of the unit and go by that. Around 60 lbs is relatively manageable while holding the unit in place with one arm and closing/opening the window with the other.

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I just push the screen upwards, no need to remove it...
That depends on the screen. Some can slide up, but others are a single piece and need to be completely removed.
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