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Venting for portable air-condioners

I have a home with casement windows and was looking at an Amana 14K BTU portable air-conditioner but can't see how I would vet it How do thewy work if you have casements?

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They make special window units designed specifically for casement windows. They are taller and skinnier than standard window a/c's. They are no where near as common as standard window a/c's so you might have to look a little harder, but they are out there.

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