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Sticky Fingers We have a small frame house that we visit about every 3 months the last unit we had was stolen, is there a unit that isn't so incredibly heavy that will work and be able to take out of window and store each time we go to the house?

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Firstly, you must size the unit to cool the house, too big, it will freeze up, too small, will provide inadequate cooling.
Secondly, most new units come equipped with a theft deterrent installation kit, or you can get 1 from a service center. Other than booy-trapping the perimeter, there is not a whole lot you can do to prevent a determined thief from taking his desire.

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How large a space are you hoping to cool? One room? One LARGE room? One SMALL room? One floor of a two-story house? A whole four-story house?

What's your climate like where you live? Very hot, dry, year-round? Cool most of the year but two weeks of hot during the summer? Just a little too warm in summer? Blazing hot all summer, including nighttime?

How's the insulation in the building you want to cool? Is it a plain steel building with no insulation? Is it a trailer? Is it a frame house with 4" walls and R13 fiberglass insulation? An old frame house with no insulation? An adobe building? A timberframe house with 8" of polyisocyanurate foam insulation?

All these are important to know when you select an air conditioner.

For most of the USA, assuming a frame house with 4" of fiberglass insulation, a 10,000BTU air conditioner will cool one large room or two small rooms pretty well, or a 5,000BTU AC will do one medium-sized room. Different places, and different house designs, and different types & amounts of insulation, will all have a profound effect on how much AC you need/want.

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check the filter (remove the lid and the filter is that corrugated metal type thing (it may be clogged causing overflow - you can replace it for about 7bucks at home depot)
also check that the water line (should be attached to the black plastic frame is attached and the water is going into the top part of the black filter holder)
check that the filter is sandwiched properly within the black plastic holder
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I had the loft insulated a couple of months ago but now that the temp has plummeted, the upstairs windows on the north facing house front are running with condensation. Presumably, this means the...


Hi Phil!!
I think your best bet would be a dehumidifier - fixing the plastic would only move the condensation from the glass to your plastic! attics ( or lofts) tend to be humid. However,a dehumidifier would require constant babysitting to keep the reservoir from overflowing, so I would recommend installing a drain hose in the reservoir tank going to the outside so you don't have to watch it. Some models have a drain hose instead of a reservoir and I would recommend a quality unit - it's going to be working overtime if your area is anything like as moist as my area is!! Also - when you pass the hose through the house wall, do not allow the hose end to be against the house as the runoff may rot your siding. Drill your exit hole at a 45 degree angle and let at least 3 inches of hose protrude from the side of the house so it will drip into the yard and not down the side of the house. Also, if you added a small electric heater to the loft there would be much less moisture to trap but your electric bill will be bigger.
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The new unit with 410 will actually cool better due to higher boiling point temp. of freon type.Poor air circulation could also cause problem.Such as dirty filter, too slow fan speed,dirty coil.Also could have obstruction in freon lines either at pump,in line set,or in coil.
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