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Air intake via hose & window or intake from room only?

Hi - Just bought Amana AP148D portable air conditioner. Air intake hose and exhaust hose run side by side to window. Problem- I'm using mine in basement with high toward ceiling windows that have window wells. (Ground level to 1st floor outside! Thus, exhaust and intake are together in a window well. So intake gets fed same stale warm air exhaust exudes! Can I just let intake get room air from back of unit with NO hose and just use hose to window for exhaust alone?
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Hello artrey3 The answer is yes, BUT the unit will be exausting room/basement air outside ruining any efficency the unit is rated for.Also you will need makeup/fresh air in the basement. The unit exausting air can put the basement in a vacuum/negitive pressure pulling in air from the chimney!

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Portable air conditioners are very unique in that they are portable and can be easily moved to different locations in your home or business. They can be a highly effective way to either help out an existing HVAC system in one room or cool a single room entirely. They are also one of the best ways to cool a room or area without having to install a window mounted unit.

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Harry. if you purchased it from a brick and mortar store, rather than online. Return it to the store for replacement. Or you can get it from Haier under warranty, with your Proof of Purchase. It's more to it than just the air intake and the exhaust hoses.

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