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Old 07-23-2018, 12:15 PM
 
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So, im undecided between window AC unit or portable AC unit. WHich cools better, which is more quiet, which is more reliable.

So this is for my room that I sleep in now (until i finish remodeling the basement downstairs) and I need it to be cold when I sleep...im talking about 66 degrees or 67. My AC can reach that, but I know I definitely strain it and damaging it. Also, my central AC unit is not as powerful as say a portable AC unit designated for a room

what do you guys recommend for Colorado springs night weather? this is only for when I sleep. window fan does not do it for me as well...only october or so it works...but march - Sept i need a small AC unit for my room.

Do you guys have any experience with either or? what do you recommend?
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Old 07-23-2018, 12:20 PM
 
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If you already have central AC I'd suggest a portable one, or even a portable swamp cooler. No need to mess with your windows, imho.
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Old 07-23-2018, 01:06 PM
 
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If you already have central AC I'd suggest a portable one, or even a portable swamp cooler. No need to mess with your windows, imho.
thank you! does a swamp cooler really works to get my room to 66 67 degrees?
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Old 07-23-2018, 01:38 PM
 
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thank you! does a swamp cooler really works to get my room to 66 67 degrees?
Oh yeah. They work really well especially if you're just trying to target one area or one room!
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Old 07-23-2018, 02:16 PM
 
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thanks so much, would have never thought a swamp cooler can get my room 66 67 degrees!! haha it doesn't make the room too humid right?
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Old 07-23-2018, 02:20 PM
 
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Is it very very dry there? I thought swamp coolers are for really dry heats.
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Old 07-23-2018, 02:31 PM
 
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I don't think so personally - I had a roof swamp cooler for my house for years and I never noticed humidity. Jen - yes, it is dry here.
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Old 07-24-2018, 04:08 PM
 
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I'd say a window A/C unit is much better to get it to the temperature you are desiring. They probably have much stronger BTU unit strength! I bought one when I was pregnant a few years ago now and it did wonders for our room> I bought one with one of the highest BTU's they had though, so it cost me about $450 for the unit...but, I was also able to place a big utility fan right outside my bedroom door to pull the cool air out to the rest of the house. I have never used a portable A/C unit though, so I cant really compare the two.

Happy A/C hunting...
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Old 07-25-2018, 09:03 AM
 
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Window A/C unit. The portable ones always seem to be in the way. The bad thing with the window A/C unit is if you want to use the window (say it's the only window in your bedroom) then you can't.

I've always just set them in the window and closed the window on them. They seem to make rooms much colder than the portable units (I'm also a 65 degree sleeper)
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Old 07-28-2018, 09:59 AM
 
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If this is just for one room in your own house, why not a ductless mini-split a/c unit? The blower mounts on the wall, is very quiet, while the condensing unit is outside on the ground. They will cost more than a window or portable unit, but are somewhat more efficient.
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