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Old 12-11-2012, 04:44 PM
 
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I am looking at some apartments in Los Feliz, and wondering how necessary it is to have air conditioning there.

One of the places I'm looking at doesn't have a/c, and the living/dining area has large windows that pivot out, so a window unit would not work there. A window unit would fit in the bedroom.

thoughts?

Thanks!
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Old 12-11-2012, 04:55 PM
 
Location: GLAMA
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Top floor? Exposures?
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Old 12-11-2012, 04:55 PM
 
Location: SoCal & Mid-TN
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I lived in Atwater Village for 16 years - just east across the 5 from LF. We definitely needed a/c - but, our apt was on the top floor and got direct sun on the roof and the window placement wasn't ideal for a breeze. Still, I'd want one at least in the bedroom I would think. It can get pretty hot and on those days it's 100 degrees I think any apt will get pretty warm inside.
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Old 12-11-2012, 05:11 PM
 
Location: South Bay
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if the building does not have central air, then obviously it was built without any type of AC which means people have lived in the building without AC. having said that, you could obviously survive without AC, but there will be some uncomfortable summer days where you'll wish you had it.
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Old 12-11-2012, 05:17 PM
 
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Sorry, bottom floor of two story. Most rooms have southern exposure. LR also has western exposure.
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Old 12-11-2012, 06:14 PM
 
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Old 12-11-2012, 07:04 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles
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not really, even that far east of the ocean. It's only REALLY hot in LA for what adds up to about 2 weeks.
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Old 12-11-2012, 07:17 PM
 
Location: Atlanta, GA metro
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Yes you will want A/C in the Los Feliz area but don't necessarily need it per say. I'd say mid July thru august and a little of Sept. Los Feliz is right in the midst of the LA Basin with lots of concrete, autos, poor air circulation and close to Downtown.
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Old 12-11-2012, 08:55 PM
 
Location: Santa Monica, CA
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if the building does not have central air, then obviously it was built without any type of AC which means people have lived in the building without AC.
Previous tenants could've been using window A/C units. After this past summer I don't know why anyone would want to live in the vicinity of downtown LA with no A/C. IME from living in the inland empire for 8 years temps up to the 80's are manageable with fans. But once you get over 90 you'll be wishing you had A/C in the afternoon and evening.
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Old 12-12-2012, 11:12 AM
 
Location: Washington, DC & New York
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Given the exposure, I would think that you would want the option of A/C in the summer, even if you don't use it that often. I tend to like a cool house, so I would definitely need A/C in Los Feliz in any room that I wanted to use for more than just running through to get to the air-conditioned space. With a western exposure, for example, the living room could be very uncomfortable in the summer heat.

There are window A/C units that are made to fit in casement windows, so you may have to search for one, but it is possible to mount a unit in a casement window. Does the building manager have any insight about what was done previously regarding A/C? I would call in a professional service to have the unit installed properly, and would ask the building manager if they had a service that they used.
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