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Why do most window air conditioners have vents on top - would not rain get in and ruin something? Should I be concerned?

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  • Ebenezer Idowu May 11, 2010

    You need not to be worried, the vent is at the Evaporator side which is going to be inside the room while the condensing side is going to appear outside.

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Thee window air conditioners are designed to keep the rain water on the outside. There are no components that the rain can get to damage anything.

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