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Does a window unit have to be in a window? can i put it in the house?

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A window unit is designed to have the side with the controls in the space which is to be cooled and the other side to be outside. If you simply put it on the coffe table, blowing at you, you may feel cooler for a little while, but the heat of the fan motor and compressor added to the heat from the outside coil, will raise the temperature of the room.

Best bet is to put it in a window or to have a sleeve made for a through the wall installation.

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