I just got the new AC window unit and the first time I am using it, there is a lot of what I think is condensation on the outside of the unit and an unfamiliar odor is being emitted to the outside. Is this normal
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Re: Samsung 6000 BTU AC windo unit
Check what you think is condensation and see if it could be oil. Water will evaporate when you rub your fingers together but oil will not. On new units you will sometimes get a smell of baking paint for a short time. In Air Conditioning as the system is cooling it lowers the dew point and the moisture in the air will condense. This is a normal part of the function of an air conditioner. If it is oil that you find take it back to the place you bought it from. The system has a refrigerant leak.
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Hello, some window units do not use a drain tube instead they use the condenser fan blade to scoop the condensate from the bottum of the base pan and splash the condenser coil to keep the condenser cool and also evaporate the condensate. Most of the time you can hear a "swishing sound"
Sounds like you're using it when the outside temp is cooler than the inside temp. when this happens, frost will build up on the condensor. Turn the unit off until the ice melts off with a shim under the unit tilting it back towards the outside of the window to drain. If it continues to drip after melting all the ice off and letting it dry out, you have a small leak in the condensor, (unit must be old or worn out) that the freon pressure has leaked out causing it to condensate more. A good checklist would be to check the level of the unit, make sure the coils are clean and not bent, the age of the unit and for small areas of corrosion or white marks on the condensor before replacing it.
A lot of the newer window units design the outside fan to pickup the condensate water and sling it onto the coil. The evaporative effect makes the unit run more efficiently. They ususally don't spit, but if the unit is running well, otherwise, I would't worry about it.
Hitachi is a good brand, I wouldn't be afraid of it.
As to the size, it seems a little 'oversized' for the room you're talking about.
24x12 = 288 sq ft. As a general rule you need 12000 btu for every 600 sq ft.
I'm thinking between 6000 -10000 btu ought to be big enough.
Lots of things go into sizing, and the size of the room is important - but the 'heat load,' needs to be considered too. For example - will there be a lot of people in this room, or is there a lot of windows, is there electrical equipment in this room that will be putting off heat, and how well is it insulated? So you need to consider all of these things when deciding what size unit to buy.
For example - if this room is a bedroom and used primarily for sleeping - I wouldn't be afraid to put a 6000 btu unit in it - but if it was going to be used as a place with tv's, computers and other electrical equipment I might want to put a 10000 btu (or larger) in it.
Generally speaking, it sounds like 18000 btu is too much AC here, and there's no reason to spend more money than you need to and you can 'oversize' just as easy as you can 'undersize' when it comes to Air Condtioning.
Lets clarify. DRY mode only dehumidifes that air and does not cool. Cool is used for cooling. Dry mode doesn't normally have temp control; it is automatically set by the unit. I think 9000btu is a big unit for the room; it is overkill. I would switch to a 5000btu unit. it cannot be fixed and the BR unit needs to be uninstalled and the new unit needs to be re-installed. The price of commisioning, de-commisioning and new unit is something in which you will have to pay.
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The differance between a window and wall mounted A/C is the mounting system.
Window units are usually smaller BTU systems they set in the window, so you do not have to cut a hole in the wall to install it.
For a bedroom say 10 x 10 you can use @ 5000 btu it plugs into a standard 120 volt electric outlet. If the room is bigger then go bigger say @ 6000 btu or so. Take your room dementions with you when shopping for a unit. sometimes they have sizing on the side of the unit box.
Wall units are usually larger units. Like whole house 18,000 btu
they slide in and out of the case and use a 240 volt seperate circuit.
Best place to shop for A/C's are Home Depot, Lowes, Sams Club, B.J.'s, and Cosco they buy in large volumeusually give a Good deal I've seen 5000 btu units as low as $89.00
Just don't drop the unit out the window when installing it
From the second floor it will void your warranty. LOL
Good Luck Phil