Horizontal Window Air Conditioner
Ok... it is hot outside. I can't stand it. I want some cold Canadian air!
I need to find a reasonably priced way of pumping 8000btu's (ish) of cool air conditioned air into my room.
I live in the basement, where the window is actually ground level. I also live on Cheyenne Mountain. This means I regularly have 500lb bears, wolves, cougars, foxes, deer, you name it inches from my window.
So most of the air conditioners I have seen are those window ones that are meant for the vertical windows. I have a horizontal window. So this means that however wide the thing is, I have an opening that is width by (window height - air conditioner height) tall. I could put plywood or something over it, but I dont want to drill into the house. So anything will be very loose/insecure. So this brings us back to the wildlife problem. If it is big enough to warrant a piece of wood, it is big enough for some animal to get into my bedroom. Or a person for that matter.
So I looked at portable air conditioners. Those are frigging expensive. So no.
So wall units... I am not knocking a hole in the wall...
So back to window units. I figure I can put one not in the window and still make it work. Am I right with this?
If I were to put the entire unit inside, then place some duct work on the back of it, and basically vent it out the window, I think it would work, but I dont know how powerful these things are or if there just isnt enough pressure to send the air out the duct work, and not just escape through the vents heating the room instead. I image this rectangular duct piece on the back of the unit, then it gets to the window where it becomes a very tall very skinny piece of metal to go through the window, then back into regular and place it a few feet from the window. Then I can keep my wooden stick in the window so it doesnt open more than an inch, and block that inch with metal keeping the stupid bugs out.
Other option is to place the unit outside, and vent it inside with basically the same setup metal wise, but the duct would go on the cold air part not the hot exhaust part.
I have never owned one of these things, so I am just going off of what I think should happen.
And as I see it, this is going to produce some water as a side product too right? So if the unit is inside, this duct work is going to fill with water unless it is sloped outside right?
It might just be cheaper to blow up the sun. I am going to start a petition.... :tape: