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Choosing an Air Conditioner

by LiveModern Webmaster last modified Jul 12, 2012 01:01 AM
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by Alex Wilson last modified Jul 11, 2012

Author name:  Alex Wilson Blog Category:  Energy Solutions Understanding the options with room air conditioners, central air conditioners, and heat pumps. The outdoor unit of a Daikin mini-split air-source heat pump in Putney, Vermont. Click to enlarge. Photo Credit: Alex Wilson I have never owned an air conditioner, and I don’t have any immediate plans to change that. But if I did, what would I look for? For only occasional use and when you don’t want to spend more than $1,000, the options are limited to room air conditioners, which are most commonly installed in windows. These cool the rooms in which they are installed, though in a small house or one that’s very-well-insulated and tight, a single window unit may be able to cool much of the house. Most room air conditioners are either installed in a double-hung window or in an opening in the wall specially created for the air conditioner. Special models are available that can be used in casement windows, though installation is trickier. read more




 

 


 

 

 
 
 

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