Best room air conditioners according to redditors

We found 546 Reddit comments discussing the best room air conditioners. We ranked the 204 resulting products by number of redditors who mentioned them. Here are the top 20.

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Portable air conditioners
Through-the-wall air conditioners
Window air conditioners
Evaporative coolers
Split-system air conditioners

Top Reddit comments about Room Air Conditioners:

u/Gmhausk · 43 pointsr/Frat

Question comes up every year.

Drop some money and get this bad boy

And cool down your basement beforehand. It should be an icebox before people get in there.

Stop letting large people down there as well. They create a lot of heat.

Our old basement we couldn’t create an airflow, but if you can you should

In the winter use your airmovers to pump in cold ass air

u/[deleted] · 28 pointsr/pics

This is why you can't afford an air conditioner.

You waste $60 on this ghetto rig instead of saving it and buying a proper air conditioner.

u/ConceptualTrap · 25 pointsr/gaming

Damn, where do you live? That's absolutely ridiculous.

I can't see how that's possible unless your AC unit is horribly inefficient.

Running this AC for 8 hours a day, for 3 months, and paying the national average price of $0.12 kilowatt per hour shouldn't cost more than $50. That's $50 for the entire 3 months.

If you're paying an extra $400 a month, there's something seriously wrong with your AC or you're paying for your neighbors AC as well or something.

u/couchmonster · 18 pointsr/eastside

Try a portable A/C unit, no need for permanent installation. You just run a hose out a window.

I use this one:

u/thegroovologist · 17 pointsr/The_Donald

Haha...check out the #1 new release in statues.

u/MemeticMerchant · 16 pointsr/The_Donald
u/occupy_voting_booth · 13 pointsr/ShouldIbuythisgame

You really have to give some kind of indication of what you like or what you already own. Or at least what systems you have.

In lieu of any real information in your post here's my suggestion:

Because it's summertime and hot outside. You can even spend the rest of the money on a cheap game on sale once we know what consoles you own.

u/DLFamily · 9 pointsr/talesfromtechsupport

they do make stand up drain free AC units Something like this I would assume their is a drop ceiling that you should be able to vent to. IMO this is how to get AC to center of building on the cheap.

u/Neo-JacobitefromNY · 9 pointsr/syriancivilwar

I'm buying this Egyptian frog statue for my shrine to Pepe to help the SDF, completely serious meme magic is very dangerous I slacked off and didn't follow through my promise to build it to your green excellency. Then Resafa happened and Afrin is in danger. Once I get off work I'll create an Amazon account, #SAVEAFRINPEPE

u/MikeyMadness · 8 pointsr/montreal

How about using a portable air conditioner? They don't sit in a window; instead they just sit on the floor. A small one like this might do the trick for you. I included that link so you could read the reviews. That particular model is available in Canada at places like Leon's, Sears, Corbeil, to name a few, according to

Good luck on your search!

u/DenialGene · 8 pointsr/SeattleWA

If your house is like ours and and has side-sliding windows, you can get one of these:

u/Gardengran · 8 pointsr/collapse

[These a/c units have become quite popular since many {most?} condominiums don't allow the instillation of a/c units, including through the window models.] (

Even if you only the a/c in the bedroom while sleeping it will allow your body to recuperate.

They have the advantage of removing water vapor from the air. Cooler & dryer.

But yeah, keep with the blockouts and any other adjustments ie no indoor cooking (if you have any outdoor space, a hot plate outside for cooking usually doesn't break any rules), drink lots of water, that you would normally use. Every bit helps.

u/iamfarfromnormal · 7 pointsr/bayarea

After not being able to sleep for several days I finally broke down and bought a portable air conditioner off of amazon. It still hasn't arrived yet but I can't remember being more excited for a package delivery from amazon in my life.

u/KG7DHL · 7 pointsr/Portland

There are appartments and condos and even some neighborhoods that disallow in-window AC units. For reasons.

This is why you can now buy In-room AC units that have an attached hose to exhaust the hot air, and trays for condensate. They are not as efficient, but if that's all you can use, its better than the alternative.


u/cleansweep9 · 7 pointsr/homeautomation

Didn't GE make the Aros? Or does that not count since it was a collaboration with Quirky?

I guess the Aros was only 5,0008,000BTU/hr (thanks, /u/geekofweek!), while these new ones are 10,000BTU/hr and up.

The Friedrich model's ability to coordinate with the larger grid seems like something that needs to be more widespread.

u/Eug145 · 7 pointsr/ukraina

Осьо на Амазоні з безкоштовною доставкою по США за 700$, де "бідні" умудряються отримувати від держави десятки тисяч доларів допомоги щорічно. Потужність на обігрів 4 кВт, з яких біля 1 кВт це електроенергія, за яку ви платите. Інше то є безкоштовна теплова енергія з вуличного повітря, яке для даної установки може мати температуру до 5 °F (тобто до мінус 15 °С). Є установки, які працюють і до мінус 30 °С, але я їх не шукав...

Це технологія шестидесятих, хлопці : ) Якби не інтернет, я б теж не знав.

u/possumgumbo · 6 pointsr/AskEngineers

Do not take in outside air. Recirculating air as you cool it makes sure that you aren't wasting energy on cooling new hot air constantly. One simple idea is a siphon that moves cold water through a coiled copper tube in front of a fan. This will cool the air that is already present in the room.

Alternatively, buy this air conditioner from Amazon:

Watch for it to go on sale.

This cost me less to run than my heating bill.

Regardless of what you do, buy real blackout curtains ( as well.This will prevent sunlight from heating your room while you aren't there.

u/cerrasaurus · 6 pointsr/AskNYC

I am selling one that I bought last year because I was gifted a more powerful one when my friend moved to Denver. It's this model.

Selling for a very reasonable price because my apartment is small and I have nowhere to store it. I need it gone.

PM me for price. I'm sure we can work something out.

u/questfor17 · 6 pointsr/howto

Assume we start with ice at 0C (32F) and warm it to water at 18C (64F) over the course of 5 hours. If my math is correct, bucket cooler will cool at a rate of 300 BTU/hour. If the fan is running at 10 watts, that is about 35 BTU/hour of heat. So net, we get 265 BTU/hour from this kludge.

Or I can buy a real A/C unit for $129 that generates 19x more cooling (5,000 BTU/hr). If the bucket and the fan cost more than $7 (which they will), the A/C unit is cheaper (per unit of cooling) to buy, and will consume less electricity (per unit of cooling) than the bucket. It will also be quieter and much less work to operate.

u/ChernobylChild · 5 pointsr/BuyItForLife

This Whynter is #1 in Portable Air Conditioners on Amazon. Would any of you recommend it?

u/attempted · 5 pointsr/astoria

The unit doesn’t go in the window, there are hoses that go out from the ac. It’s an older model of this.

u/MUSTY_BALLS · 5 pointsr/nyc

I got mine from with delivery to my door for less than it costs to buy one in store. It keeps my room freezing cold.

u/PaintballerCA · 5 pointsr/battlefield3

You should buy this and have a closed system feeding the output air into the fans on the side of your case.

u/balaboom · 5 pointsr/pics

$60 for this POS!? add another $50 and you can have a air conditioner. see

for $10 I will buy some grocery store ice add to the bathtub and keep the fan on

u/duel007 · 5 pointsr/DIY

Get something like this.. They do need a vent out the window but you can make that out of plywood and it wouldn't damage anything.

I'd really recommend not doing the cooler with ice thing, it's extremely inefficient and won't cool for very long.

u/FailFaleFael · 5 pointsr/DIY

You want something like this

Honeywell MN10CESWW 10,000 BTU Portable Air Conditioner with Remote Control - White

Does basically what you're talking but more efficiently and with less kludge.

u/PoPotDude · 5 pointsr/microgrowery

Yeah, all this temp talk makes me want an air conditioner even more. I'm dangerously playing in the 85-87 in my new space and I'm afraid of the implications later on. Thinking this one:

u/_Fah-Q_ · 5 pointsr/houston

That is way to high. Might I suggest this (I had to do it when I was in an apt and saved me tons of money.) if you can hide it from the apt people which I was able to do with a simple chair and potted plant. Get a portable AC unit similar to this one and cool only the area that you are using. Good luck.

u/ShakingSquirrels · 5 pointsr/The_Donald
u/kesekimofo · 4 pointsr/LosAngeles

Buy a dual hose unit. Single hose works against itself by depressurizing the house and causing hot outside air to leak in.

My father in law bought one of these and he can't stop raving about it.

Whynter 14,000 BTU Dual Hose Portable Air Conditioner (ARC-14S)

u/philipito · 4 pointsr/SeattleWA

Whynter 14,000 BTU Dual Hose Portable Air Conditioner (ARC-14S)

Edit: I've had this model for about 4 years now, and I've had zero issues.

u/ffiarpg · 4 pointsr/redneckengineering

That setup will really lower the effectiveness of that unit. If you need more cooling capacity you might want something like this. (Dual hose units are far better than single hose units)

u/princess_lily · 4 pointsr/HomeImprovement

Husband bought this - amazing product!

When our AC died we hooked this up to the window in our bedroom and shut the door to the rest of the house - it cooled our bedroom to a nice 76°f for a day our two as the ac specialists were prepping install

u/johnnychronicseed · 4 pointsr/microgrowery

That mini AC is not going to do much... Are you able to pump cold air from either Central Air or a Window AC unit?

Also what are you doing with the Exhaust air? Pumping back into the same room, outside, different room?

If you cannot pipe air from a Window AC or Central Air and you are already venting your exhaust to a different room/outside you will need something like this to cool down the room your intake pulls from.

u/zombiescooby · 4 pointsr/Assistance

If you absolutely cannot fix it or put in a board like noted above, why not aim for a less expensive unit like [this one](SPT 8,000BTU Single Hose Portable AC It's only $240 with prime shipping. It may be easier to find someone to loan you that amount than $500. Good luck!

u/J-Brosky · 4 pointsr/Homebrewing

I used this Frigidaire AC for my DIY glycol chiller build. It was easy to dissemble and the copper piping was pretty easy to bend as there is only one large diameter pipe that needed to be re-positioned.

You can really use any air conditioner but be sure it has a mechanical switch. Units with digital controls may not work well if it needs additional input once it turns back on.

Link to my original post

u/MobsterOO7 · 4 pointsr/AirForce

Hope you have a strategy for staying alive in the peak of Korean summer. I've been exactly in your situation in the dorms at Osan, friend. Learn from my mistakes and skip the two box fans in your sliding window, damp bedsheets, and the dozen cold showers per day. Just get this and live comfortably.

u/ExPostRedemptore · 3 pointsr/HomeImprovement

Consider a floor standing portable ducted air conditioner such as this one:

You'd need to make a small adapter to fit the duct into a window - basically a sheet of MDF with a hole in it - and the unit would have to be within a few feet of the window to connect the ducting.

The up front cost of this type of system is low - usually under $700. They aren't as efficient as some central AC units though.

u/grimlock25 · 3 pointsr/vancouver

Good time to grab a portable AC unit.

I’ve been looking at the Whynter 14,000 BTU. Online reviews have been very positive. Probably going to grab it before the rising temperatures turn my place into a raging inferno.

u/radroachbrz · 3 pointsr/pics

This may work, but a charm it is not. You'll be dealing with humidity by the time the whole ice thing is melting, and then having to dump it out and replace with new ice, all summer long- that's not gonna last.

I lived in an apartment for years without central or air units, and wish I had just bought a unit. Get a window unit or a portable a/c unit that ducts out the window.

u/BilboForPrez · 3 pointsr/microgrowery

Only one I found a year ago that has a intake and exhaust hoses probably too big for a small closet but might work. Whynter ARC-14SH 14,000 BTU Dual Hose Portable Air Conditioner and Heater, Dehumidifier, Fan with Activated Carbon Filter plus Storage bag for Rooms up to 500 sq ft

u/lilybug17 · 3 pointsr/Seattle

Acrylic was $90, but we had a fairly tall window to cover.

Unit was this, but damn it was only $300 when we got it back in March.

Whynter ARC-14SH 14,000 BTU Dual Hose Portable Air Conditioner with Heater with Storage Bag

u/koreandoughboy21 · 3 pointsr/FindItOnAmazon

Not sure if this ones energy star rated,0,112,125

A lot of them have really high shipping rates :(

Maybe if you find one on amazon your local store has and have them price match it.

Also wanna add . it seems the cheap ones go around $150 and you wanna spend less. Have you checked thrift stores?

u/marriedwithbaby · 3 pointsr/Parenting

Are you talking about a window AC unit? If so, I just bought this one and while you can set the exact temperature, if you keep it on the "cool" setting (as opposed to "econ") it will run continuously, maintaining a constant noise level. When I had it on econ I had the same problem you're encountering.

u/MeisterX · 3 pointsr/Frugal

"$30, that's almost free"

Well, $30 isn't really "almost free."

You can get a window-mount unit for $150 on Amazon.

That's only 5x more expensive and uses 115 Volts (twice as much power) but you don't have the added need for manufacturing or buying ice for your fan.

However, if you could find a cheap, free, water source (like a lake) you might be able to use this as an A/C system and keep it cheap.

OR you could eliminate the need for water by actually using some kind of coolant and operating an outdoor unit connected to an indoor unit. You would only increase the power requirement by about 1.5x to run the outdoor fan and you would need twice as much copper tubing for a second unit. Could work though.

Something like that would work out to (based on his pricing) $50 and ~80 volts.

EDIT: Here's some biodegradable coolant for about $40. That would work.

u/CerealJello · 3 pointsr/Phillylist

I have one of these:

I used it for about a year, but no need for it anymore. It worked really well in my old apartment. PM me for details.

u/Spongi · 3 pointsr/AskReddit

I use something like this and it works pretty well. Nice thing is you can park it right next to where you need it to be cool the most (ie, right next to your bed/desk). Downside is it also functions as a dehumidifier so you'll have a tub/bucket to dump daily. I use it to water my garden so it's not a big deal.

u/ScotchAndLeather · 3 pointsr/chicago

You can be sneaky about this - don't get a "window ac unit", get a "portable ac unit" that sits on the floor and has a hose that goes out the window for exhaust.

u/somenewuser · 3 pointsr/Dallas

I've been a renter in Texas but I'm not a lawyer, so best of luck to you.

Texas Property Code 92.052(3)(a) says that the "landlord shall make a diligent effort to repair or remedy a condition" which "materially affects the physical health or safety of an ordinary tenant." Air conditioning doesn't automatically fall under this requirement because the law treats it as an amenity, not a requirement. However, common law (that is, court decisions) have generally recognized that air conditioning "materially affects" a tenant when a heat emergency has been declared by the National Weather Service twice in a month or if a power utility would otherwise be barred from disconnecting service to a delinquent customer. (I'm not saying you are a delinquent customer, the power companies have restrictions on disconnections that some courts also see as a useful measure for what affects a tenant. Even if a heat emergency hasn't been declared, if your apartment is hotter than is "reasonable" (I've heard this be considered as low as 90F), you may still have a right under the law to repair and deduct or move.

In order to use what few rights you have in this situation, you must follow very specific steps. The Texas Young Lawyers Association Tenants' Rights Handbook has details and the Austin Tenants' Council has a packet of sample letters you can try.

Your lease may require the landlord to fix the air conditioning, however most leases leave very few remedies for the tenant. Your only realistic option against a landlord where the lease is being violated is to sue in JP court.

Texas renters have very, very few rights, especially for living in such a warm climate several months out of the year. The law says that property owners are the rulers of the roost; tenants are merely tolerated as an outgrowth of a right of property owners to lease certain rights. Ultimately, you may find that spending $300 on a portable air conditioner and toughing it out until the end of your lease is the most efficient use of your time.

u/grambell789 · 3 pointsr/vandwellers
u/FireReadyAim · 3 pointsr/Justrolledintotheshop

You'd need a pretty sturdy inverter.

Some random commenter says this one uses 400W at startup, ~340 sustained.

u/digital_end · 3 pointsr/Seattle

Very similar to what I have, works pretty well and is only $130. If not for this year, maybe set aside a few bucks here and there for next year (since this problem isn't going to go away)?

And remember you don't need it blasting all the time, just when needed to keep an area comfortable for a few weeks while the little bit of summer has it's fit and leaves. :)

u/Tanellthyon · 3 pointsr/The_Donald


Also, the reviews are beautiful. I...just ordered one.

u/GiftOfTheGame · 3 pointsr/The_Donald

Kek Statue - Egyptian Frog Goddess Heket Statue

u/Scotsmania · 3 pointsr/PS4

I use a Compucleaner to clean it that i bought years ago for cleaning my PC which works very well. Datavac is another brand but a bit more expensive. You need to make sure you put a finger on the fan to hold it in place so it doesn't break though as they are strong.

Don't blow into the vents around the sides. The plastic on the top of the PS4 clips off, clean it from the inside so the dust blows out.

Aside from that making sure that it's placed somewhere elevated helps a lot to avoid gathering dust in the first place. Try to avoid having it somewhere like the bottom shelf of a unit close to the floor.

u/MrSoapbox · 3 pointsr/buildapc

Yes, I personally use one.

I've used this cleaner with very good results.

It can however, get hot quick and it's ridiculously powerful. So you need to hold it back a fair bit, blast very short blasts and just be cautious. It cleaned it like it was brand new though.

Edit - I apologise I didn't see you say "blowers" but just saw the air cans (which I don't like personally) so then, to answer your question, sorry, I don't know :(

Edit 2 - a quick search on amazon for anti static vacuum nozzle did show quite a few, but I don't know what to think of them. Personally, I wouldn't but that's just me.

u/sherideswildhorses · 2 pointsr/Seattle

We got a Whynter 14,000 BTU portable ac for summer 2014 & it did a pretty good job in our 900 sq ft house. A perk of having a small house, I guess. We're scheduled for whole house ac install July 27. Hope we can make it til then!

u/NewrTo · 2 pointsr/HomeImprovement

Is it this one? Whynter 14,000 BTU Dual Hose Portable Air Conditioner with Storage bag (ARC-14S)

u/Wdeflect · 2 pointsr/SeattleWA

Definitely. My house gets super hot, and being able to bring the AC unit to any room I'm in is a godsend. I got this one (was cheaper last year) and it's worked well for me, at least for one summer! I've read ones with dual hoses are better.

u/Kylista · 2 pointsr/legaladvice

As other posters have mentioned, sometimes if a portable air conditioner doesn't seem like it's working, it's because there isn't enough circulation.

I was in a situation similar to yours, trying to cool down a living area with vaulted ceilings in the summer with a 14,000btu portable AC, and it didn't seem like it was doing shit. It was nice to sit in front of, but 3 feet away it was hot as hell.

The solution was around air circulation. I actually ended up opening a bedroom down the hall and opening a window and putting a box fan in it to blow air out.

2 hours later the living area was pleasantly cool and so was my bedroom, which was a nice bonus.

my AC unit is and it works wonderfully.

u/kfreedom · 2 pointsr/AskNYC

I had the same issue and ended up getting this one:

works great for an est 600sqft apt. it has an intake and exhaust hose

u/crathis · 2 pointsr/amazon

take note: Canadian site

Fully expect this to not pan out. Seems like a pricing error.

u/polyhistorist · 2 pointsr/Frat

Since only u/roadbird21 really answered this I'll jump in. Do you own the house or rent it? Is it long term rent (like you know you'll have it for 5+ years ) or short term? And do you have alot of money or a little?

Short term: (if you don't own the house/don't have a ton of money)Dehumidifiers are a great option. Dry air is not as sweat inducing as wet air is. Also get one or two portable AC units. As large as you can afford (by BTU) such as this one.

These work by having an exaust for hot air. Route this up the stairs and outside the nearest window. You can buy extra tubing from home Depot. Get enough AC for double the room size.

Medium term (you have more money, a long rent that's several years). Something like this would be good

Long term: you have a long rent, own the property, or have a ton of money

This is what your looking for

Note, I do a ton of DIY projects, including plumbing and electrical for my house. I probably would get someone to install this anyhow. Also, if your renting. You need to talk with your land lord.

u/Mortimer452 · 2 pointsr/HomeImprovement

As explained below, one intake and one exhaust.

Single hose units intake air from the room (which is your cool, conditioned air) and vent outside. While they cool, they're also sucking some cool air from inside your house and blowing it outside.

Dual hose units don't have this problem - both intake and exhaust are performed with outside air, so all your expensive cold air stays inside :)

The one I use in my workshop is a Haier 14,000BTU portable unit, I really like it and it's seen very heavy use. Sorry I can't seem to find it online, it appears to be discontinued. Here's one made by Whynter that has pretty good reviews.

u/opusagogo9000 · 2 pointsr/Entrepreneur

absolutely true. However you might be interested in what I found on another subreddit, i can't remember which subreddit. Its a 500w super efficient air conditioner, good for 200sqft. Right now my Kill-a-watt displays 535 watts, and that includes my Desktop (T61 laptop 44w), second monitor (26" 25w), and lamp (23w CFL), a bunch of USB devices and router (10w), and the air conditioner is on low setting. I've only had to set it to high once. Today's temperature was 93. It helped me get through the 104 temperatures we had a few weeks. All I had to do was front run the heat around 1pm. One of those tiny $100 harbor freight 900w generators could easily do that for about $2 a day in gas. Or two 300w panels and an inverter, probably wouldn't even need a battery. Its doable now days! Also I notice 90% of my heat is from the roof because I have no shade.

u/mrrp · 2 pointsr/askscience

Get yourself a cheap window air conditioner for $125.00

Depending on the cost of electricity where you live, you should be able to run it for no more than $.10/hour. (500 watts @ $.14 per kilowatt hour = $.07 per hour.)

u/data_wrangler · 2 pointsr/nyc Their prices are better than most hardware stores and Home Depot, and if you have Prime or sign up for the trial you can get it shipped 2-day for free, or 1-day for $3.99. Then you just have to get it upstairs and into the window.

This Frigidaire 5,000BTU unit is pretty highly rated and is only $115.

u/dianeruth · 2 pointsr/Frugal

If you stick with fans, a good trick for when it gets really hot is to stick a bowl of ice in front of the fan.

A window air conditioner is also an option.

u/bruestle2 · 2 pointsr/worldnews

A cheap AC unit isn't $1,000 here, luckily. More like $120 (78 pounds). You should be able to ship it from somewhere that doesn't have a 10x markup on top of the regular markup.

u/jack_perignon · 2 pointsr/AskMen

Bam. $115. It works just fine to cool my bedroom which is all I need since that's bed and desktop PC area.

u/jamilbk · 2 pointsr/TinyHouses

Edit: This similar thread may be useful.

I just spent forever designing the power system for my tiny house and if I can offer one piece of advice, use propane for heating. It's much cheaper, efficient, and lower maintenance than electric systems. Plus, since you're in the Bay Area, a low-power window A/C unit like this 450 W fridgidaire should suffice. You can always add a $30 1800 W electric space heater later.

Keep in mind you'll be at least tripling your expected power draw to account for inefficiencies and battery depth-of-discharge. So if you plan to use 6 kWh / day, your battery bank and solar panels should be sized for 18 kWh / day. That's about 10 large 12V 155 Ah batteries. Nearly 1,000 lbs of weight. Since your wool insulation is only about half the R-value of spray foam, you'll need to account for that as well.

tldr; Save yourself the added weight and cost of additional solar, batteries, and inverter and just go with a window unit and propane stove or in-floor radiant system via tankless water heater.

u/Jim-Jones · 2 pointsr/HVAC

The HOA allows through wall? Seems weird.

I suspect a portable would be fine.

They're pretty inexpensive these days.

u/fukitok · 2 pointsr/homegym

I live in the FL panhandle. My garage isn't insulated, but this unit does a pretty good job for beating the heat. It hasn't seen > 90 degrees yet, but it does a good job of dehumidifying and cooling so far (it's been 85 at least). Dang, it was also $50 cheaper when I bought it... I guess the season is probably driving the price up.

u/raptor217 · 2 pointsr/orangecounty

I just got this

Took all of 5 minutes (no joke) to setup, and I can roll it away when it's not needed and put it in the closet.

u/autarky1 · 2 pointsr/HomeImprovement

Instead of going through all of this with trying to fix it yourself, why don't you spend $300 on a portable AC unit? When you move out, you can sell it to your neighbor or on craigslist for almost what you paid.

Also, if you fix it yourself and it doesn't work out, they can blame you and charge you your deposit.

u/modio1234 · 2 pointsr/pcmasterrace

Can you not just get a floor ac unit like this

u/PhyterNL · 2 pointsr/Seattle

Though I understand many apartments don't allow in-window air conditioners I believe that they all should allow the upright style with a window sill vent. My brother has one of these to cool his bedroom and says it works well. Personally a fan works well enough for me, the heat just doesn't last long enough to bother me.

u/addylare · 2 pointsr/TinyHouses

Oh and here’s the portable AC I was speaking of! You could even install transom windows kits for light rather than circulation if you went with this. As I mentioned, I’d put them above the doors and closets!

u/herface__ · 2 pointsr/AdviceAnimals
u/pinecone44 · 2 pointsr/alaska

We bought this last year. Didn't run like an ac, but made our house tolerable. And they actually delivered on prime.
Honeywell CS10XE 21 Pt. Indoor Portable Evaporative Air Cooler with Remote Control, Silver/Grey

u/BallsDeepInJesus · 2 pointsr/pcmasterrace

You can just build a r134a system and get around licensing. But, the cost effective solution is using a cheap window unit and ducting it into the space.

u/whitefalcon684 · 2 pointsr/pittsburgh

Whatttup Maid?! I read your post and thought hmm I bet I know who this is and then looked at the UN and was like YUUP.

Anyway do you have a window in your room? If so you need to get yourself one of these - Pretty cheap and should be enough to keep the room cool.

u/mgonola · 2 pointsr/AskNYC

So it looks like the one I’ve bought is an old model now. But I’d check this brand and see if they have a new one at a price you like.

Frigidaire FFRA0511R1 5, 000 BTU 115V Window-Mounted Mini-Compact Air Conditioner with Mechanical Controls

u/ma_miya · 2 pointsr/Portland

For a window unit, I've got this one. This will be my 3rd Summer with it and it's still working like a champ. My 1-bdrm is around 600sq, and it does a fine job keeping the apartment cool.

u/xenonsupra · 2 pointsr/The_Donald

Holy shit someone made a Kek statue:

Kek Statue - Egyptian Frog Goddess Heket Statue

u/DeplorablyDelicious · 2 pointsr/The_Donald
u/wittycoder · 2 pointsr/homelab

Buy a portable a/c unit, for that size room 8k - 10k btu a/c should be fine. I have a 14k btu portable in my 1 car garage and works well enough in the summer. I put it on a timer to run during the day and turn off at night.

u/LWIY · 2 pointsr/battlestations

Just looked for it on amazon, looks like they don’t have my one anymore looks like an update model.

Hcman Mechanical Keyboard Blue Switches,Gaming Keyboard 21 LED Backlit Modes,Metal Plate 100% Anti-ghosting for Computer PC & Mac Gamers

u/Lextube · 2 pointsr/MechanicalKeyboardsUK

If you were happy with razer switches then I'd lower your requirements to literally just any mechanical keyboard with whatever brand switches as you're gonna get the same experience.

The thing with prebuilt keyboards, is all the boards aimed at gamers made by Corsair, Razer etc are all WAY overpriced and the quality isn't exactly reflective of what you pay. You can get an identical quality experience from much cheaper prebuilts by the likes of Magicforce and Motospeed, or even just any random brand mechanical keyboard you can find on Amazon by Redragon, Aukey, HCMan etc. All these brands are basically offering the same board just with different logos on them. All generic but still very much usable mechanical keyboards.

There's a reason why even the cheap mechanical boards get good reviews on Amazon. It's because the vast majority of people will notice no discernible difference between a 25 quid mech and a 125 quid mech.

You can get this Motospeed CK108 if you want a fullsize board, with blue switches, metal plate and RGB for 57 quid. That keyboard would be identical in feel and quality to a Corsair board honestly.

Again, this HCman TKL board if you want TKL size. Only 27 quid and again with blue switches, metal plate and RGB. Or the same board with a black metal plate.

Also if you want to order from China to get more options (and a bit cheaper price), what about this Motospeed CK61 with Kailh Box Whites if you fancy a 60% board? I wouldn't change caps as those are probably the older box whites that will stretch caps, but the stock caps will last on them so long as they aren't taking on and off a lot of times. I did actually game on a CK61 for a while. The box whites are seriously satisfying gaming switches. They are clickbar clicky but they are so smooth for stock switches. They also did a CK62 with Bluetooth, but never tried that one. That one doesn't have Kailh Box switches.

u/TomatoTomayto · 2 pointsr/buildapc

Got one of those duster. Very pleased with it. Wasn't expecting much power but will not go back to cans after getting that one.

u/sleepymat · 2 pointsr/PC_building

ITDusters CompuCleaner Original 2 - Electric Air Duster

u/kester76a · 2 pointsr/techsupport

I've one of these but I paid about £30 for it, £49 is just crazy.

I find it works great on my AVR as it blowers all the dust out. Still need to use a brush to clean stubborn stuck on dust.

u/slohcinbeards · 1 pointr/LosAngeles

So I have a wall AC unit in my living/dining room but it's too far from the bedroom and even with creative fan placement, zero cool air gets into the bedroom. In my bedroom there is already a pre-installed hose/vent/hole through the wall underneath the window that the previous tenant placed for their portable unit. However, after some additional research I decided that a dual hose unit was a must, so I think I'm going to end up using the window for the two hoses and NOT this pre-installed hole in the wall. I really wanted to go for a window unit, but decided against it due to my window design - I hope this was the right decision (sigh). I ended up going with this model.

u/xgrave01 · 1 pointr/HomeImprovement

in the case of a screen, get an portable ac that has a dual outlet into the window, it wouldnt go past the window itself so the screen wont interfere, and its not a "window unit" so you bypass that little restriction as well. this was on sale for 330$ a few days ago

u/ArizonaLad · 1 pointr/DIY

Look into a two hose portable unit. This is just one such product, there are a 100 more. Watch the video on the left side of the link:

u/ClosetCaseGrowSpace · 1 pointr/microgrowery

I'm happy to talk over your plans and help out where I'm able. Looking at your comments in this post, I see a couple things that I'd like to point out to you that you can think about.

It sounds like you've already got the shed framed in and your insulated interior space will be around 6'x9', is this correct? I don't love your idea for the tiny 2' space and a 6x6 grow area. You've got too much space for growing, and no space for working. You don't need to be able to get inside your grow chamber and walk around. To maximize yield, you want your grow chamber to be just large enough for the light you are using and the plants you are growing. Let's say you def want to use a 1000 watt MH/HPS- A 4'x6' grow chamber in the rear of the shed would be perfectly sized for that light. That leaves you about 5'x6' for a work space/lung room. You need room to work. You are going to want a chair, a desk, shelves for supplies and space for tools and hardware. A 1000 watt HPS in a 4x6 space will yield 1-2 pounds per grow, and a grow takes 5 months from seed to jar.

Another thing you could do is run two grow chambers, one for flower and one for veg. You could, for example, have a 150 watt 2x4 veg space and a 600 watt 4x4 flower space. This arrangement would yield 10-20 ounces every 10 weeks.

Regardless of how you divide up the space, I think what I might do if I were in your situation is just finish the shed space with no interior walls, and use a tent for the grow chamber. This would give you the flexibility to evolve and adapt your grow shed as you develop your preferred growing technique.

Another thing I wanted to point out to you is that the portable A/C unit you are looking at is no good for growing. That is a single hose unit, and a single hose A/C unit removes air from the living space, and sends it out the exhaust hose. That means you are going to be blowing incredibly dank air out of the exhaust during flower, and you are going to have difficulty keeping your RH under control. You need to use either a window A/C unit, or a dual hose unit.

u/nick5342 · 1 pointr/BuyItForLife

I have a Whynter ARC 14s, I use it to cool about 500 sqft and it kicks ass. It is kind of loud when you run it on high but it puts out some cold air.

u/paycheck_day · 1 pointr/containerhomes

Hey there I assume you want something like this: Portable AC

I would recommend against these as they are very inefficient since the ac unit is inside a lot heat goes into the space it is trying to cool. Instead I would get a Mini split AC like this one They are much more efficient as all of the parts that get hot are outside the house.

If you don't want to be mounting anything outside then at the least I would get a portable ac with dual intake/exhaust hoses. like this The reason these are better than the single hose ones is these dual hose ones don't make your home have a negative air pressure which causes it to suck hot air into your house through gaps in doors and windows.

BTW I don't know anything about the individual products I linked they are just examples.

u/Oh_hey_a_TAA · 1 pointr/gpumining

Getting heat out is more important than AC cooling.
You can get portable AC units that don't have to physically go in the window. Ove used a couple of these 14k btu units in a room with no Windows.

u/Iinzers · 1 pointr/legaladvice


Hm thanks man. I'll definitely give it another go this summer with some extra fans and a higher BTU AC if I can get one (16K I hope).

u/ceresia · 1 pointr/HVAC

/u/fbogg might be onto something. Family member of mine uses what I call a spot cooler, basically a cooler for one or a couple smaller rooms that sits on the floor, and the exhaust pipes to the window via a smaller 4-6" flex pipe, that would solve about all your issues right there, a lot of them come with a 90 degree shield where dirt wouldn't be able to go into the pipe and land on the shield.

Unsure about this product but a quick search to explain my idea.

u/Spo_0ky · 1 pointr/Calgary

We got this one a few years back, works like a charm and well worth the money, in 30-35C heat it will actually keep the place nice and cool (~500 square foot room)

u/MrNerd82 · 1 pointr/HVAC

not sure how buying on amazon works in Canada...

see if this link works:

Whynter dual hose 14k BTU (used) shows $332 USD which should be like $430 CAD

they are all amazon warehouse deals so if it sucks or not to your liking easy/free return.

u/sparkysko · 1 pointr/Portland

Dual hose heatpump if you're an apartment dweller.

Or get a cheapass $120 5,000 BTU window unit if you want to DIY some mounting solution since no window on earth supports them nowadays

u/strandedonearth74055 · 1 pointr/microgrowery

This works beautifully if you have a way to vent the heat.
If you go portable make sure it's a dual vent system so that you're not sucking air out of your home.

Check this out at
Whynter ARC-14SH 14,000 BTU Dual Hose Portable Air Conditioner and Heater, Dehumidifier, Fan with Activated Carbon Filter plus Storage bag for Rooms up to 500 sq ft

u/honoraryorange · 1 pointr/Seattle

I've got this unit: Whynter 14000 BTU

Area: ~750sqft

Dual hose unit, and I keep a blanket wrapped around the hot air hose for a little insulation.

No real other advice. My unit is probably overkill for a smaller place or a single room, but the fact that it can cool my bedroom at the far end of the house is a huge plus.

This thing weighs a ton but it rolls super super easy. I would not get it to bring up and down stairs though.

Don't regret it at all :)

u/victorhooi · 1 pointr/sysadmin

Oh bugger - does that also apply to the Tripp Lite SRCOOl12K?

It seems to be designed for this purpose (cooling small computer rooms), so I assumed it would be OK.

u/cuddling_tinder_twat · 1 pointr/sysadmin


That is pretty expensive you could find a residential unit similar for cheaper

Regardless of what you pickup it requires an exhaust vent to actually go outside. Hot air comes out of the hose so if the hose is just in the room... it won't do any good

P.S. 104f will shorten the life of your servers dramatically

Power Supplies will be the first thing to go

u/palipr · 1 pointr/homelab

lol fitting name and recommendation. Thanks! I had never thought about the panty hose before.

For AC I am leaning towards:

That AC unit claims to filter the air too. But in case it doesn't work very well I might add on an air purifier (to sit elsewhere in the room, not daisy chained or anything like that):

My room is probably going to sound like a wind tunnel though...

u/jM2me · 1 pointr/cablefail

Do you have TripLite 12,000 BTU unit? If so, how do you like it? I was thinking about getting it as a replacement for the time when the current AC dies.

u/masonjam · 1 pointr/computers

Yes you can actually, portable Air Conditioners have this exact thing for exhausting heat by hooking it up to a sliding window. They use it even for servers as well.

The PROBLEM is the moisture from outside can easily cause your components to corrode if your using that as intake, without some kind of moisture filtre/collector.

But you'll want to get actual temp data for how hot or cold your PC is running with and without the heater to determine if it's actually necessary.

u/victortrash · 1 pointr/sysadmin

lol, it's not that bad in Hawaii. When I had to run one of these guys as a supplemental:

I was only emptying the bucket every 3rd day. Two days if there was a good rain.

u/salziger · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon
  1. An air conditioner.

  2. I am saving up for it because I live in AZ (110º expected today!) and I don't have central air. I have a window unit in the living room and the bedroom, but I do not have air conditioning in my studio, which makes it down right miserable in there.

    Saving Private Ryan

    Thank you for the contest!
u/Kobra_Kai · 1 pointr/cincinnati

Frigidaire FRA052XT7 5,000-BTU Mini Window Air Conditioner

u/lanismycousin · 1 pointr/AskReddit

You will be fine with a smaller window AC unit.

Something like

I have had good luck with frigidaire and haier A/Cs in the past.

I would recommend that you at least give craigslist a search and see if there is anyone getting rid of a unit. I was able to pick up a similar small window AC for 20 bucks offseason last year. The little Haier kept me cold all summer long.

u/a1blank · 1 pointr/Lawrence

I have two window-mounted AC units. Each are capable of cooling a 10x10 room without a problem. I'm hoping for $40 obo. I'll see if I can get some pictures up soon. Here's a picture of the older one. Here's the newer one and [the amazon link] ( that I got it from a year ago. I hadn't cleaned them up when I took the photos, but I will do so before you buy them.

The newer one has been sold. Thank you /u/chz_plz.

u/safebrowseatwork · 1 pointr/LosAngeles

I only keep it on when I am home, and I've only had it 3 months so far; I also keep it on the coldest setting. Electricity bill hasnt gone up noticeably.

This is what I purchased:

u/honestplease · 1 pointr/boston

This is a good one for bedroom.

u/executivemonkey · 1 pointr/britishproblems

We have window-mounted air conditioners in the US. For example:

They cost about £100 and are used to cool individual rooms. I've never seen one in the UK, but you guys might want to consider it for next summer, if not this one.

u/Xiazer · 1 pointr/DIY

I live in town and my backyard isn't the largest but I can probably build one, but it would take a lot longer than I would want. In my head the cabinet would't be to costly as I have most of the materials already from old projects, (insulation, plywood, and 2x4s). I figure I can build it pretty quickly and use a small AC unit, or something like it, to keep it cool. Then eventually build a wind or solar generator to power it down the line.

u/tuctrohs · 1 pointr/HVAC

I would recommend a dual-hose unit, e.g.

Single hose means you are exhausting conditioned air.

Edit: Cheaper one:

Or more power for the same price as what I originally linked:

u/ovirt001 · 1 pointr/homelab

Mine is currently in my laundry room. I've had to deal with heat issues as well but since I live in the west I just stick a swamp cooler in the window during the summer.
A dedicated area would be best but I can definitely understand it being expensive. Maybe you can convince the wife to let you setup one of these?

That may be overkill for your setup. Either way if you do decide to go this route, make sure to get a dual-hose model. The single-hose models are near pointless as they suck air out of the house.

u/Luxin · 1 pointr/HomeImprovement

I read many of your posts in this thread...

  1. Get rid of the mini dehumidifiers and the buckets of damp rid. They do not have enough capacity to help this situation. You need to remove gallons of water per day at first, and maybe for the entire summer. These things will not do that for you.

  2. Can you add another window AC? The AC will remove humidity as well as cool you, while a real dehumidifier will remove humidity but add heat.

  3. An option is one of these if you don't want to install a window unit. This is only an example. You do not want one with a single hose, you want a dual hose unit. Single hose units draw some hear in:

    4: If all else fails, get a real dehumidifier. Something like It will add heat but also remove the humidity.

    Good luck!
u/goishin · 1 pointr/self

Get a floor standing model that just puts it's exhaust out the window. I have one. And it's got a big exhaust vent hose that comes out the back of it, like out of your dryer. The exhaust hose connects to a flat piece of plastic that you mount in the window. You can do anything you want with the plastic piece, so you can make it fit your specific requirements. Here's the one I bought from amazon:

u/cryptovariable · 1 pointr/worldnews

Ok. Everyone's bitchin.

"Oh but ye olden Britain isn't prepared for a heatwave!"

Well. I've been around for more than a couple of decades.

"Unprepared" Britain (and the EU in general) seems to have heatwaves for which they are unprepared fairly regularly.

Like, every other year recently.

Is it really that hard to get a portable air conditioner, or as the Brits call them "Air Con Balamadamadingdongs", or as the Germans say "KlimaanlageGerätgroßerKühleZufriedenheitBoxGefühl" for $279 (£182.94, €212.75) and keep it in a god damned closet while not in use or something?

It seems that would be preferable to dying.

How can you be unprepared for something that happens almost every other year?

u/Blibidy · 1 pointr/HomeImprovement

My fiancé used a portable unit similar to the link below to cool a large outdoor shed, he used as a bedroom. The hose ran out a small dog door, so your window size is no issue. It was loud but very effective in the north Texas heat. Also, since it was portable it went into storage in the winter, freeing up floor space.

u/Mr_Slick · 1 pointr/Frugal

Portable air conditioners that exhaust outside work well, much better than a swamp cooler.

I bought one of these for my office in an un-air-conditioned house (I work from home) and even with computers running generating heat it will freeze me out.

The biggest thing if you get a portable is to get one that puts some of the removed moisture in the exhaust...otherwise you'll have a water tank you're constantly emptying.

u/olekzap · 1 pointr/Seattle

Don't rent, just buy one like this. You will use it more than just one summer. I've had this one for two years now and it's been fine. I only use it to cool the bedroom at night but it would probably also cool a small studio. It also doesn't hang out the window so I don't think your landlord would care.

u/olympiabeer · 1 pointr/SeattleWA

I've had this one since 2015 and used it every summer since. I've never tried cooling the entire apartment but it keeps a bedroom ice cold. My only issue with it is that it's a single hose so it creates a vacuum in the room you use it in which isn't as efficient. I'll definitely look into a dual hose model when this one dies.

u/Joe503 · 1 pointr/Portland

Just got back from buying one of these portable units from Best Buy. The Washington Square location had about 10 of them in stock, priced at $449 on the floor. Price-matching to Amazon was easy, literally just showed them my phone, bringing the price to $349.

I spent a couple of hours researching models in the $300-$500 range and this one was consistently rated well (#1 selling model on Amazon too).

Hope this helps!

u/chefandy · 1 pointr/news

I found your solution

They make much cheaper models, but those are really only suited for hot/dry climates. I'm assuming Philly is pretty humid. This unit actually takes the humidity out of the air and evaporates it to cool off the room. It's cheaper than an ac and will work better than 4 fans blowing hot air on you

u/clydefr0g · 1 pointr/SeattleWA

The roll around one I have works with both horizontal and vertical sliding windows.

I got it because my apartment building doesn't allow us to have the box air conditioner units that stick out. The one I have has a vent hose that goes out any window. Comes with a bracket to seal off the open part of the window. here's the one I bought off of Amazon It's more expensive than it was last year apparently.

u/jonjonnyp · 1 pointr/funny

I was amazed when I found out I could get a 50+(?) pound portable A/C unit with Prime. And only $25 for overnighting it in a heat wave

u/ssgzeke · 1 pointr/networking

We had a few "closets" at my old job in some dorms that did not have AC.

Is a portable AC unit an option?


u/BuenosAiresBurp · 1 pointr/vandwellers

It seems you can even put it in the cigarette charger.

I don´t know if this is an option for you. And maybe I´m way off with how much power it actually uses, but apparently it takes 240 watts. I haven´t been looking into the whole solarpower thing yet, but 2 solar panels might cover it. And it has a lot of good reviews, that´s always a plus.

u/IrvineCrips · 1 pointr/orangecounty

I bought this used for $150 amd it has been a life saver. Would cool my apt living room very quickly.

u/shemp420 · 1 pointr/Seattle

I am in a similar apartment. It gets stifling once the days really warm up and thee sun starts setting further to the N. Install some light blocking curtains if you can.

I bought this unit Honeywell MN10CESWW 10,000 BTU Portable A C Which works great in terms of blowing ice cold air. The apartment has a built in hole in the wall for attaching the air hose.

However, even thought the AC unit works great, it just can't keep up with the heat in terms of cooling the entire space. The studio apt was well above 75 for a few months in a row. Sitting in front of the AC fan stream worked well enough to have a comfortable-ish evening after work. I did not install curtains because I didn't want to deal with patching the hardware holes once I move. I might cave and put them in this year though.

u/fingers-crossed · 1 pointr/AskLosAngeles

I got this one for my living room two summers ago, it's a bit loud but makes the summertime immeasurably more bearable.

u/Qeez- · 1 pointr/microgrowery

I have to keep the door closed all the time because of pets and so I can’t really vent air in to the room any other way besides the window and it only opens by like folding outwards vertically if that makes sense. Why wouldn’t something like this A/C unit work to cool the bedroom by hooking it up to the window? I figure that would in turn help help the tent temps lower because I just have a small fan blowing air in through an open vent on the bottom. Also what would be the difference between that and the 2 hose?

u/aesthetics247 · 1 pointr/microgrowery

well I bought one of these at the recommendation of my coworker. So look for a similar model with decent reviews I guess. Mine works great at keeping my temps in the mid 70's in my grow tent.. which is in my room as well. It comes with a connector to hook up to your sliding window.

u/5iveby5ive · 1 pointr/BuyItForLife

kinda had bad reviews. but it's home automated via iphone.

maybe i will go with this one:

u/geekofweek · 1 pointr/homeautomation

Ecobee could handle this with the remote sensors. The window Units will be a bit trickier as that's not truly "zoned" central AC/Heat. No smart thermostat will manage those natively on its own.

If you were to use something like Home Assistant with some smart outlets on the Window Units, providing that turning power on / off would trigger it to turn back on, would provide you something along the lines of what you are looking for.

I do something similar with a Quirky + GE Aros Smart Window Air Conditioner to augment my Central Air on the 2nd floor, eventually I'm going to add a second zoned central unit. If the Ecobee sensors report XX temperature, turn on the Window unit.

Again, no off the shelf product would handle what you want, but it is totally doable with an Ecobee and some sensors combined Home Assistant and some automation. Whatever you do don't go Nest, search around /r/homeautomation and you'll get the same advice.

u/johnnybags · 1 pointr/homeautomation

Might be even to do one better. These AC's are compatible with wink and can be scheduled/controlled all from the wink app based on things not only like temperature, but whether or not you're home, etc.

u/samsterk911 · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

I think... I'm not 100% sure, but i heard that these might be kind of good against heat. That's just a guess though, i might be wrong. :p

u/soupguy · 1 pointr/microgrowery

Yeah it's dimmable, and I currently have it dimmed to the lowest setting. I have the light hanging about 2 feet about the sprouted seedlings, should I raise it higher?

Looking at this swamp cooler, but it doesn't look like anyone else has used it in a grow tent...

u/anejat229 · 1 pointr/UCI

Honeywell Indoor Portable Evaporative Cooler with Fan & Humidifier with Detachable Tank, Carbon Dust Filter & Remote Control, CS10XE

A little pricey, but these are amazing. Like they’re on the larger side, but they work soooo well and feel just as good as AC honestly.

u/grimreeper1995 · 1 pointr/vandwellers
u/JohnnyBrillcream · 1 pointr/LifeProTips
u/AmantisAsoko · 1 pointr/thereifixedit

What if it's a mini window unit that actually cools air instead of just circulating it? Something like this

u/yummybluewaffle_NA · 1 pointr/Homebrewing

Got some various DIY glycol chiller questions:

  • I plan to use this AC unit. Do I need to implement a delay time between cycling the unit on and off? If so, how long?

  • When/how often should I recirculate the glycol, and how long should I do it each time?

  • Is there an ideal temperature difference between the glycol reservoir and the fermenter temperatures? Or in other words, should I change up the glycol temperatures depending on whether I'm fermenting or cold crashing?

  • If the answer is yes to the above, I'm assuming then I should get a heater to heat the glycol up if I want to change the temperature of it. What heater would you recommend? I was thinking of this one.
u/Anticode · 1 pointr/needadvice

I'm on mobile so can't convert exchange rate... you're looking at something like this right?

Fits in a window. Probably costs about 50 uSD yearly to run.

u/Blackened401 · 1 pointr/chicago

I got this and it works wonderfully.

u/tinnergirl · 1 pointr/HVAC

I found a portable air conditioner on amazon that would do what you need it to but here’s the thing, 1. You will need to vent the hot air out. You can get the flexible duct and snake it out the door and put a blanket over the rest of the door as a quick fix. 2. You will need to catch the condensate. You can hook up a tube (one will probably be provided in the package) and drain it into a bucket that you empty daily.

BLACK+DECKER BPACT08WT, 8000 BTU Portable Air Conditioner Unit, Window Vent Kit, 4 Caster Wheels, White

u/liveoneggs · 1 pointr/beyondthebump

A window-unit in the back won't help a room in the front, they only work for the room they're in (and barely).

You can get a free-standing/floor unit cooler and, imho, they a bit nicer but still need venting to the outside. This would likely be fine. ( <- notice the tube running to the window.

FWIW when I had my baby in NYC our neighbor didn't have an A/C and we had south-facing windows so it got hot as hell in our building. They just figured people have been doing it for hundreds of years so why not them?

u/gooberlx · 1 pointr/Denver

I've done it and survived. It gets to a point where the ceiling fans are only good for moving hot air around. Plan on shutting windows and using black-out curtains during to day to help keep heat out, then using box fans or something to bring in cool air at night. As mentioned, shading helps tremendously, and being in a lower floor unit.

You can always try a portable A/C unit.

u/mz-s · 1 pointr/HomeImprovement

You could always get a floor AC unit with an exhaust duct - something like this.

The other option would be to build a platform for the window A/C to sit on with some wood, then close the window on top. You'll probably need to jam the window shut with a board or something to keep the A/C from falling forward.

u/Direprime · 1 pointr/solar

Pioneer WYS012-17 Air Conditioner Inverter+ Ductless Wall Mount Mini Split System Air Conditioner & Heat Pump Full Set, 12000 BTU 115V

u/happycamp2000 · 1 pointr/financialindependence

The ductless split systems are usually pretty quiet.

Something like this:

I don't have one but I have been thinking about it for one room of my house. But I probably won't as I want to save my money.

u/ExcuseMe-DoYouMAGA · 1 pointr/The_Donald
u/OhNoBearIsDriving · 1 pointr/The_Donald memwerks really pays attention to their pricing memes

u/w8term3lon · 1 pointr/EtherMining

You should buy a few box fans. They are relatively cheap and move quite a bit of air. Though the only trade off is that they are super loud when the speed is at max. Also you should invest in a portable air conditioner. Like this one. I have one of these currently cooling my miners. I'm currently running a 7gpu rig.

Btw im also from Houston.

u/oBg8 · 1 pointr/HVAC

If you cant use a window a/c unit can you use a portable a/c unit? It's really no different then a dehumidifier in size and the connection doesn't protrude from the window and is much much smaller.

u/Auranaux · 1 pointr/DIY
u/I_Forgot_My_Wordpass · 1 pointr/PetMice

I meant one like this:
You can get them used for much cheaper, and they can be used anywhere you have a window. They have a tube for air exchange that you hang out your window, so it works with super small windows.

u/mamoopy · 1 pointr/pcmasterrace

The HCman mechanical keyboard is only £27 its fully mechanical its very good for the price and also has an aluminium backplate. Only downside is it is quite loud though I don't notice with headphones

u/WingedGoat · 1 pointr/MechanicalKeyboards

Sorry I've only realised that the reason why I was seeing all these £20 keyboards was because I have prime.
Keyboard 1 Keyboard 2
Keyboard 3 Which one looks okay quality?

u/MaXKiLLz · 1 pointr/MechanicalKeyboards

Get one of these

u/cannot_haiku · 1 pointr/buildapc

Has anyone used one of these air sprayers from IT Dusters? I am thinking of getting one as I am fed up of buying canned air to dust the inside of my computer off. The reviews for it seem decent.

u/SimSimBB · 1 pointr/buildapc

Can I use this instead of canned air?

IT Dusters CompuCleaner Original 2 - Electric Air Duster

u/Hashem_AlMoussawi · 1 pointr/AndroidGaming

Around 23°.
I am going to buy a small Portable Air conditioner soon (check the link to see how small it is) put it behind the phone and a USB-C to HDMI cable and connect it to the Note 9 and the 4K TV (I already have Xbox one s controller), so no thermal throttling forever.

*Not to mention GLTools

In other words, I'm gonna unleash the full potential of the Note 9😈

u/tatibati · 1 pointr/skoolies

Oh wow, I haven’t heard of phifertex, thank you!

Our fans are not fixed or window mounted. We were debating window mounted, but I would really prefer to maintain the beautiful views through the windows.

For this summer, we ended up using arctic air swamp coolers and a big box fan. The box fan takes up a lot of space... so not ideal for long term, but it suited our needs for camping this summer just fine.

The arctic air coolers are basically mini swamp coolers. It’s a fan with a small tank to fill with ice water. They are not meant to cool down large areas. Two of those in our short bus helped make it more tolerable for us when we were unable to park in the shade. They work best in dry climates. Again, these were more of a temporary fix until we can upgrade our solar panels and look into a long term A/C option.

u/dkb_wow · 1 pointr/pcmasterrace

Check out this thing. When I saw it on demo at Walmart last night, it actually has RGB mood lighting.

u/laylaisfishing · 1 pointr/MultipleSclerosis

I just ordered two of these only $40

u/Greeneee- · 0 pointsr/vandwellers

This AC is your best bet if your going to try and run it off solar. It only draws 400 watts on startup.

If your going with a generator setup, get a 2000 watt generator and a big AC. You can build a quiet box and plumb the generator into your vans gas tank. Bonus points for connecting an arduino/rasberryPi to a remote start for the generator, so that the generator/AC only runs when the van gets too warm.

u/BlarpUM · -5 pointsr/SeattleWA

Employed man's solution: We knew this heat wave was coming for a week or more. Next time, whip out your credit card and drop 130 bucks on a window air conditioning unit from Amazon.

u/Kulp_Dont_Care · -6 pointsr/news

Wait, so we're saying these deaths were all old people incapable of paying attention to their livelihood?

Coming from someone that grew up in the swampy, and also winter desolate, midwest, get your shit together France. We're using this news to push climate change action, which is good. But I have to believe there were other reasons than, "old people are incapable of taking care of themselves cuz they old, yo."

This article mentions Temps rising to over 100°F. I was literally out exercising in 100°F heat and with humidity it was a real feel of 110-115. I guess I just dont get it because I'm not old and in that situation I suppose.

Like, "Uh oh, Ben. It's that heat wave coming. Better hunker down in our insulated home and let the lord take us."

I also spent long summers of that same humid ass heat living in a brick house with no AC.

BLACK+DECKER BPACT08WT Portable Air Conditioner, 8,000 BTU, White