Ruggedizing and Bug-proofing a Window Air Conditioner for Tent Camping

My wife and I have an unexpected week off together next week where we are dropping off one of our kids at camp in one state and picking up the other one in another state a week later. We are going to be travelling through Florida so I decided to try to book a room or condo at the beach last minute but there wasn't anything available that wasn't prohibitively expensive. I pitched the idea of camping on the beach to my wife and bless her heart she agreed! We have a small 2-3 man tent we got for the kids last Christmas. The campsite is at a Florida State Park and it has power, water and and an air-conditioned shower and bathroom facility but I became a little concerned we would be rolling around in our own sweat every night in that little tent in hot, humid Florida. I briefly investigated purchasing an indoor or portable AC unit but they are much more expensive than regular window units and frankly I don't think we have room in the tent for one. I read with great interest this instructable by zmatt (Thanks Matt!) so I did a little research and found this cheap, little GE window air conditoner that gets rave reviews at my local Wal-Mart for $98. The only problem is that since it is a window unit, it is not designed to be carried around so the aluminum fins of the condenser unit on the back are exposed and can be easily bent or damaged during transport. I came up with a cheap solution to protect the fins and ruggedize our new little camping air conditioner.UPDATE: We just got back from our trip and the air conditioner worked even better than I thought it would. The first night my wife asked me to turn it down because it was a "tad chilly". lol We were nestled in our sleeping bags too! Not too many bugs showed up but the laundry bag saved the air conditioner one day when a monsoon passed through the campground and the water pooled at the condenser end. So much so that the fan blades were slapping the water and I was thinking "Oh no! It is splashing dirt and debris all over the inside of the air conditioner!" but after the rain I took the bag off and it had kept all the dirt and debris out of the air conditioner. The door of the tent didn't zip snug against the side of the air conditioner so there was a little wedge of daylight there so I stuck a little soft cooler in the crack to seal it. OK, gotta go add a 5-star review for this air conditioner at! Best money I ever spent!The air conditioner I bought is a General Electric 5,050-BTU Window Air Conditioner.I tested it and it puts out a lot of really cold air for such a small unit and cools our little tent very well.The problem is that the aluminum fins of the condenser on the back of the unit are exposed and can easily be bent even with just finger pressure. I wasn't sure how I could transport it unboxed in the back of the car without damaging it and I was also worried about kicking it when entering and exiting the tent using the doorway flap since I didn't want to cut a hole in the side of the tent.I decided to try to find some kind of cheap, durable grate roughly 16"W x 12"H to mount on the back of the air conditioner to protect the aluminum fins of the condenser so I went looking at Home Depot for a replacement charcoal grill grate of some kind but instead found this Brinkmann Stainless Steel Grill Topperfor $15.97 that was the perfect size!I drilled three holes into the lip of the grill topper on both sides since self-tapping screws wouldn't pierce the stainless steel. I then slipped the top lip of the grill topper underneath the lip of the sheet metal at the top of the AC unit and then used six, short self-tapping screws to screw the grill topper to the back of the AC unit. Do not use long screws or you risk puncturing the copper tubing inside containing the AC's refrigerate. Shine a flashlight through the side vents to make sure you won't be screwing into anything other than sheet metal.The heavy gauge stainless steel is tough by itself but the raised edges really add a lot of rigidity and allows a little extra space between it and the condenser so even if it gets kicked or banged around a little it will not hit the condenser. The extra space also prevents the grill topper from restricting airflow. One last thing to do...During my research I read here that if there are a lot of bugs where you are camping, they can get sucked into the AC unit by the condenser fan and clog up the condenser from the inside. I was going to tape some sort of screen to the outside vents but then came across this Mainstays Mesh Laundry Bag at Wal-Martfor $1.87 and decided just to slip the entire thing over the back of the unit to keep the bugs out. I hope it works! Thanks for looking!

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Neighbor's Air Conditioner Leeching Off Our Electricity?
If you are both being fed from the same transformer outside, it sounds like it's not handling the load. You should call your power company and tell them what is happening. You will probably have to be a little "persistent", but if you are running at low voltage (when the A/C kicks on) there's a chance you are doing damage to your household electronics and anything with a heating element (stove, hot water heater, dryer), etc. .1. how to unstop an air conditioner drain pan?the easiest i can think of is to locate the small rubber drain line inside the engine area just ahead of the passenger seating (at the feet). Using a small semi-stiff wire with a hairpin bend in the end you should be able to push it up far enough (about 20 inches) to get it functioning and draw the blockage out with the wire, be careful as the coils are in that area2. What is wrong with my car's air conditioner?I read the title and immediately I was going to say something is wrong with your freon xD You have to go to your dealer and get a new freon.3. how do i use window air conditioner in winter?in case you like slightly undertaking, pass forward and canopy it. reality is, i've got under no circumstances considered a unit incapacitated in a manner that overlaying it throughout the wintry climate could have helped. i attempted to message you back yet YA says your email can not be shown. you will might desire to attempt lower back4. why is my air conditioner only blowing air out of one of its two vents?Sounds like something is clogged in the unit5. What is the best way to fill the open space next to an air conditioner that doesn't really fit the window?go to a fabric store and buy the foam that is used to stuff pillows... not the shaped stuff, the slabs of foam.... cut a piece large enuff to have to force it into the opening.... now sew a cover for it.... or glue it together on the back side... make it match the wall color.... stuff it in after placing a piece of wood or plastic to keep out rain, in the same spot.... the foam is for stopping the escape of cold still need something to keep the rain out.... if you happen to have the hard foam that is in packaging for things like tv's and such, the white stuff that's hard and does not turn to little beads?... that works good, too....6. how can an air conditioner be powered by natural gas???It is not ... But if you would have to ask me I COULD say that it is highly compressed natural gas and when it expands it draws in heat very rapidly which could be transferred to an air duct in your house7. Haier air conditioner displays error E0?1) Take out the manual for the Air Conditioner. 2) Go to the trouble shooting section. 3) Look up the error code. 4) Do what it says8. What size window air conditioner should I get to supplement my central air?When selecting HVAC units one of the things you want to avoid if possible is oversizing the unit. The reason for this is that a compressor cycling on and off a lot is going to fail sooner than one that runs more continuously. You will also be paying for the larger unit when you do not need to. With that said, in your case it's too difficult to be worth trying to calculate the actual load you need to meet in order to bring your bedroom down a few degrees. However, based on experience I do know that a few degrees difference will not require much extra load at all. Since your central system will keep running normally it will take less than 3000 BTU to give that little extra cooling you want. I am pretty sure they do not make them that small though, so just find the smallest one available and set it to the temperature you want. FYI, a decent 1800 sq ft house will usually have about a 36000BTU capacity unit. Unless you have a big house, an 18000BTU unit would be enough to cool half your house all by itself--major overkill for supplementing one bedroom with existing cooling.
By:Jeremy Glass Credit: Cole Saladino/Supercompressor Summer is here and the sun's golden rays are finally smacking us upside the head and roasting us crisp faster than you can say "heat stroke." With winter at least six months away (unless you're reading this late, sorry) there has to be some way to cool down without spending all your hard-earned shekels on a pricey new air conditioner. Luckily, there is. For just $19.73, you can make a DIY air conditioner using materials that you probably have in your house. Assuming you like to party and keep large bags of ice in your house.You can thank me later. Or now.More: 11 IKEA Hacks to Turn Your Backyard Into a Summer Oasis Credit: Cole Saladino/Supercompressor Materials One bag of ice: $2.09 One rubber dryer tube: $5.67 One styrofoam cooler: $4.99 Pom poms: $0.99 One desk fan: $4.99 Credit: Cole Saladino/Supercompressor Step one Dump all that ice into your little cooler. Dump it like Andrea dumped you back in eighth grade because she thought you had bad breath.Credit: Cole Saladino/Supercompressor Step two After tracing around your plastic dryer tube, cut a hole in the lid of the cooler with the dopest knife you've got.Credit: Cole Saladino/Supercompressor Step three Stick the tube in the hole. Hehe. A wider tube means more cold air, but for a small space, this works just fine.For the final 3 steps in completing this DIY air conditioning, head over to!More from Supercompressor:11 Unbelievably Awesome Tiny Transforming Apartments 13 Hot Weather Hacks to Cool You Off This Summer Like Supercompressor on Also on HuffPost:
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Here's my states requirements: "Applicant must have one or more of the following conditions: unable to walk 200 feet without stopping to rest; unable to walk without assistance from another person or from a brace, cane, crutch, wheelchair or other prosthetic or assistive device; lung disease with forced respiratory, expiratory volume for one second, if measured by spirometry, is less than one liter, or the arterial oxygen tension is less than 60 mm/hg on room air at rest; uses portable oxygen; cardiac condition with Class 3 or 4 functional limitations as by American Heart Association standards; or severely limited in ability to walk due to an arthritic, neurological or orthopedic condition."6. how difficult would it be to remove a room air conditioner that was put into a wall space?CHeck the unit. sometimes it can be able to slide out easily7. The most efficient way to heat a room? Air conditioner or electric resistance heater?"Air conditioning the outside", is what a heat pump is. 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Most heat pumps will be better than that, because what they do is suck heat out of the cold background and "blow" it in to the room. More heat enters the room than is sucked out of the background, because all of the work energy that was used to operate the compressor "joins it". Heat pumps are not as common as you would think, because it is usually a better idea to just burn the original fuel where you plan on using it. Ultimately, the electricity that operates a heat pump, will come from a fuel burning power plant, and that also has a heat rejection component to it. You might as well take advantage of that too. That is why, depending on relative prices of fuel and electrical energy, it is common to have a combustion method of heating, and a heat pump method of cooling, with the heat pump method of cooling exclusively designed for refrigeration. If electricity is particularly cheap in your region, that is when you might want to consider a heat pump instead of a fuel burning furnace. And this ends up being the case, if you live in an isolated region, that is difficult to which to drive a tank of propane, or to run a gas pipe. Electricity is usually the most efficient method for transporting energy long distances, so if the consumption of a more ordered energy source pays for itself in saved transport costs, it can be an advantage to use a heat pump instead of a furnace.
How Do I Recharge an Air Conditioner in a 1992 Subaru Legacy??
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How Do I Make the Noise Less in My Window Air Conditioner?
how do i make the noise less in my window air conditioner?This Site Might Help You. RE: how do i make the noise less in my window air conditioner? I have a window air conditioner and one of the cool off vents is on the top.....i want to know what i could put on top to keep the noise down when the rain hits it.— — — — — —Humming Noise in 2003 Cavalier?You have 3 options 1. Buy a tow truck and tow it around 2. Junk it or roll it off a mountain 3. Buy Japanese NEVER EVER BUY AMERICAN AGAIN, WHEN THE WARRANTY IS OVER YOU ARE IN FOR A NIGHTMARE, ON JAPANESE WHEN THE WARRANTY IS OVER ITS JUST GETTING BROKEN IN.— — — — — —Origin of quantum noiseQuantum noise may be observed in any system where conventional sources of noise (industrial noise, vibrations, fluctuations of voltage in the electric power supply, thermal noise due to Brownian motion, etc.) are somehow suppressed. Still Generally, quantum noise can be considered as the error of the description of any physical system within classical (not quantum) theory.[clarification needed] It is reasonable to include consideration of quanta appearing or disappearing spontaneously in spacetime due to the most basic laws of conservation, hence, no area in spacetime is devoid of potential addition or subtraction of a least common denominator quanta element, causing "noise" in a given experiment. This could manifest as quantum decoherence in an entangled system, normally attributed to thermal differences in the conditions surrounding each entangled particle considered to be part of an entangled set. Because entanglement is studied intensely in simple pairs of entangled photons, for example, decoherence observed in these experiments could well be synonymous with "quantum noise" as to the source of the decoherence. e.g. If it were possible for a quanta of energy to spontaneously appear in a given field, a region of spacetime, then thermal differences must be associated with this event, hence, it would cause decoherence in an entangled system in proximity of the event.[dubious - discuss] In an electric circuit, the random fluctuations of a signal due to the discrete character of electrons can be called quantum noise. The random error of interferometric measurements of position, due to the discrete character of photons registered during measurement, can be attributed to quantum noise. Even the uncertainty of position of a probe in probe microscopy may be partly attributable to quantum noise, although this is not the dominant mechanism that determines the resolution of such a device. In most cases, quantum noise refers to the fluctuations of signal in extremely precise optical systems with stabilized lasers and efficient detectors.— — — — — —rubbing noise front passenger side/?First, have the brakes rechecked at another location, just to be sure. If they are indeed ok, you may have a bad wheel bearing/hub on that corner. That's the most likely cause of a rubbing or grinding noise other than bad brakes. Have the tech that looks at it make sure that the backing plate is not rubbing on the brake rotor, a common problem when people work on that area of a car and accidently bend it a bit. It's easy to do, and makes a heck of a noise. The "pop" noise, if it's pop-pop-pop then it is likely it is an axle/cv problem; if it just pops once then look for loose body rivets and bolts in the area that the noise comes from. It can be hard to locate.— — — — — —my car is making a twirling noise like someone is twirling a rope in the air?A brake problem would get much worse when the brakes are applied. If it were a belt you could always get someone to rev the engine and try to locate the noise. It seems like its definitely an air issue. Check for air leaks near the air box Make sure the hood is latched completely(there are rubber shims that could but up too far holding the hood too high) It could just be the wind running through the rust holes— — — — — —Weird noise coming from my truck?Could be a wheel bearing(s) going out, could be universal joint(s) in the drive shaft going out, could be a brake pad/shoe(s) dragging on a warped brake rotor/drum, or it could be a bent dust cover rubbing inside the wheels, or it could be part of the plastic in the fender wells come loose and it's bouncing on the tires, or it could just be the cooling fan rubbing on radiator fan shroud/housing.could be lots of things. Can you tell what direction the noise is coming from? Front or back, left or right?
How to Reduce the Power Consumption of Air Conditioner?
I spent my childhood in a coastal city in India. Looking back, I still remember the severe humidity and the tolerable 90 ° f heat wave mixed with each other - a typical equatorial climate. When I returned to my hometown, I found that the local temperature became higher, often exceeding 100 ° F. I also found split air conditioners everywhere; This was very rare in my childhood. Split air conditioner is composed of internal unit and external unit. The external machine is installed on the outer wall of the house, and the inside of the machine body is a condensation coil and compressor. Finally, I also found a lot of signs and advertisements from the main suppliers of air conditioning.The power consumption of air conditioning units is very large, so with the increasing popularity of air conditioning units, energy consumption must be reduced. The only way to reduce energy consumption is to use energy-saving air conditioning and well insulated rooms. Power and seasonal energy efficiency ratio (SEER) grade are the key factors to consider when selecting an appropriate air conditioner. The higher the grade of seasonal energy efficiency ratio, the higher the energy efficiency. Fortunately, most air-conditioning brands have high energy efficiency grades.Variable frequency drive (VFD) is used for compressor and condenser fan of energy-saving air conditioner. Another method is to use active power factor correction (PFC) in air conditioning power supply. Both trends use switching energy conversion in the system, while before, compressors and fans relied on inefficient line frequency electronic technology for power supply. VFD installs a motor in the compressor unit to realize speed change by adjusting the voltage, current and frequency of power transmitted to the compressor. Therefore, the system does not need to run at full speed. This way significantly reduces energy consumption, which is the biggest benefit of VFD so far. Since the air conditioner will operate at a high power of usually several thousand watts, the use of active power factor correction can improve power quality and reduce harmonic distortion. At the same time, it also reduces the reactive power that eventually returns to the grid as dissipated power or idle power.Both VFD and PFC of air conditioning unit need high-voltage system, which is developing to the solution of executive integrated circuit (IC). By using appropriate power IC, such as ucc21520 and other high-voltage isolation drivers, you can provide an ecosystem for the air conditioner to ensure high system level efficiency and reduce the bill of materials cost, so that you can effectively keep cool and comfortable by using the air conditioner.
What Is This so Called "Dry Mode" in Air Conditioner?
An air conditioner (AC) is used to reduce the temperature of the air. A compressed refrigerant is decompressed, which lowers the temperature. Air is forced through the coils containing this cold refrigerant. Next, the refrigerant is compressed again on the other side of the AC (towards outside). These coils become hot. Air is forced through them to cool off the hot refrigerant and the process starts all over again1. air conditioner mounted on side?If the air conditioner is horizontal in size and the window is vertical, do NOT put the air conditioner in the window sideways no matter what. Doing this would cause damage to the unit, and my void the warranty2. Specifications of my air conditioner?sounds like a 2 and a half ton unit, should handle up to 2200 sq feet if operating correctly3. air conditioner keeps blowing breaker?Larger air conditioner are required to be on a dedicated circuit. That means one breaker,one wire,one AC. If the breaker keeps blowing you are causing an overload on that circuit. You may be able to unplug something else and stop this. The breaker is working properly and keeping you from burning down the house. I would call a licensed qualified electrician and have him run a dedicated circuit to any window units. Just because the plug fits in any outlet does not mean it should be plugged int it.4. air conditioner only cools when the car is moving?Not knowing what the make of your car is, best guess, it could be the condensor in front of the rad is plugged with bugs and dirt, if this is the cause get out the garden hose and wash away the debris, other possible problems, low charge, not quite as likely, if your car has a high pressure switch any deris in the rad would stop air flow, raise the pressure in the sysem and shut off your compressor until the pressure drops to a safe level, in which case the first suggestion will help, if you have an electric fan does that run when the ac is turned on5. Is it possible to install an air conditioner in a '77 Chevy Nova?in case you get a window air conditioner a 5,000 BTU one might desire to artwork (approximately $200) you will want a ability inverter (approximately $25) to run the 120volts you will want. Use a point and confirm that it tilts outward a a million/2 of a bubble point to verify that the organic condensation to run exterior of the motor vehicle and not into the interior. guy you would be the best cat with this setup assured!.6. air conditioner in my car ----HELP!!!!?My thoughts are that your blend motor (vacuum motor) has a vacuum leak. But the only way to realy know is for you to list the vehicle that you have. Older models were cable driven7. Is it my Thermostat or my air conditioner?sounds like it's operating in heat mode. you should have a "heat" and "cool" switch on your thermostat8. Why does the air conditioner start to stink?fungus on the evaporator, they make a spray for it that kills the bacteria and freshens the air9. Waterdrops on my air conditionerHow about an old towel?10. Air conditioner leaking?I suspect so. However, I would make an attempt to clean the evaporator coil, the cold one, and oput in a new filter. Go to youtube, there are pleanty of people showing ya how to do this. Try 75..anything in the 60s is too much of a demand.11. How much does an air conditioner dehumidify?This Site Might Help You. RE: How much does an air conditioner dehumidify? Providing an air conditioner is powerful enough to cool a room well and is rated at, say 3 litres an hour of water extraction, how would the relative humidity of the room be affected? If the relative humidity, was %80 before the AC was turned on, what, roughly, would the relative humidity be a few...12. Have you started running your air conditioner?Still have snow outside, so the answer is "NO"13. Where do I but air conditioner pheron?== the gas that is the cooling agent in the home A/C system is under pressure and needs special gauges to induce that gas into the system === it is best that you call a pro tech licensed A/C repairman to work on the system ... it is cheaper to pay the pro tech than blow the system with too much pressure and wind up having to buy a new outside A/C condenser and inside coils unit === this is not a quick fix and it requires the correct pressure to work and cool properly.......... ""freon""
Is It Bad If the Lights Dim Whenever the Furnace/air Conditioner Kick In?
It is not bad. Fairly normal and very common. It will not hurt anything except annoy you. There are expensive remedies1. Should I get my air conditioner serviced if it is working okay?Take a garden hose and VERY gently rinse your outdoor unit until any dirt is removed from the coil... and I mean gently. You now have a serviced AC. If it seems to be running too long then make a call and get it checked out. Other than that, change your filters on time. Call to have your indoor coil cleaned if you are forgetful for months with your filters. If you take good care of it, you should not need maintenance other than the rinsing of the coils when they get significantly dirty2. How cold should the air coming from my air conditioner be?It's August. It's HOT outside. We want to be COOL inside. But just how cold should the air temperatures be coming from the supply vents? While most people just assume that "cold" is the correct answer, there is a range of acceptable temperatures. I will get into that in just a minute, but first I feel it's important to understand (just a little) of how our HVAC system works. When the air conditioning system is on, and working correctly, the process that is occurring is that warm air is being pulled from the home (let's say 75 degrees) through the return vent and moving through the A/C units evaporator coil. This is where the magic happens! Through the science of evaporative cooling, when this warm air passes through the evaporator coil, a volume of heat is removed from that warm air and we get cold air coming from the air ducts! It is this process that cools your home! Through this process, humidity is also removed, which helps make us feel more comfortable. Now, from the example above, with 75 degree air being pulled in at the air filter, what temperature should we expect to be blowing out? Well, the general consensus is somewhere between 14 to 20 degrees colder than the intake temperature. From my example, 55 to 61 degrees would be an acceptable range.3. How do I clean my wall mounted air conditioner?replace the filter it is probebly that your lucky it does not shut off altogether4. how do i make the noise less in my window air conditioner?Not a lot. You do not want that thing to be closed off, you want as much air circulation through the outside of that thing as you can get. What you could do is get above the AC unit on the outside wall, and mount a small awning. Just big enough that the awning's drip edges are beyond the edges of the AC, and high enough that there's a foot or (preferably) more of clear air between them, so it does not interfere with the AC's breathing. Obviously the higher you mount it above the AC, the larger you will want it to be so it catches more of the rain before it hits the unit. But do not go too crazy. What to make it out of? That's up to you. You could do a decent job with a piece of cheap plywood and a little rudimentary frame to screw it to the side of the house. Attachment is up to you since we have no idea what kind of siding you have, but obviously you will need to take those considerations into account when you design and build. In fact, I recommend the plywood. Sand, prime and paint, a couple or three coats. You could use a piece of aluminum flashing but that's going to make a pretty strong sound. The plywood will tend to deaden the noise, not make it worse.5. My air conditioner fan will not come on and it freezes up inside the house.?Turn the entire system off Call an Air Conditioning repair shop Get it fixed properly6. Does using your air conditioner in your car burn more fuel?if your going less than 50mph yes. best roll down the windows then. but over 50, it's better to keep the the ac on than windows down
My Home Central Air Conditioner Is Not Cooling My Home Enough,what's the Poblem?
After you replace the filter, make sure all your louvers are wide open. Then go outside and thoroughly clean the condenser, It may not look dirty, but it is. If you can access the evaporator, clean that too. Finally, close the curtains and roll down the shades1. Is a 6 year old 19 SEER Central air conditioner still considered energy efficient or is it time to upgrade?A six year old system should be in great working order. If it has been well maintained and it has not suffered environmental abuse then, it should last 9-14 more years. 19 SEER is in the top 2/3 of available efficiency today. Conversely, in 5 years time who's to say though.Typically manufactures warrant parts for up to 10 years from date of install. These warranties do require registration of the product with the manufacture (something a majority of contractor fail to do, ultimately it is the homeowners responsibility). If you have purchased the home recently, in some cases the warranty is transferable to the new owner (call the installing contractor to find out).As with any mechanical piece of equipment it is always a good idea to protect your investment by having a certified HVAC professional maintain the equipment at least annually.Example of extreme damage most likely due to an animal urinating on a condenser coil. This kind of damage is not covered by warranty, and would necessitate replacement of at the very least the outdoor unit.Hope this helps.Is a 6 year old 19 SEER Central air conditioner still considered energy efficient or is it time to upgrade?Is A 6 year old 19 SEER Central air conditioner still considered energy efficient or is it time to upgrade?2. Sears wants about $7000 to replace a central air conditioner in Connecticut?Sir, Sears has the biggest markup there is. period. You can get down to almost half that with three bids.3. Which Central Air Conditioner should I go with? Is the 16 Seer worth the extra $1800?I would stick to the Trane unit. The units can only become so efficient and after that, the change becomes so minimal it does not make sense to go higher. I believe our AC increases our bill $30 a month when we run it. Even if you run it for every month, it will take almost 8 years for it to pay for itself. Trane is a more common name and service people should be more comfortable working with them if you ever need. See if Trane offers a higher SEER value, I am sure they do. If it is more sensible than $1800, I would think about it. By the way, are these installed prices? Is it only the condenser portion or do you need a new A Coil as well?4. Which is cheaper to run on a central air conditioner system? Just the system or with both the system and fan.The fan switch is for running the fan continuous. Regardless if the heat or cooling is switched on. If your heating or cooling is uneven throughout the house it might be an advantage to run the fan continuously to circulate better, or if you have allergies and have the better filters it would help keep the air cleaner. Otherwise it will be more expensive to heat and cool with it on because of the electrical consumption of the fan.5. my central air conditioner started leaking water from a plastic hose outside the house. whats up with that?My central air unit leaks when the temperature outside the house is close to the temperature inside the house. Typically at around 72 degrees, which is what we keep the house temperature at. I am not sure if the unit leaks outside, it probably does, but it definitely leaks inside the house from the 2 hoses which go into the basement floor (to a sump I guess). This is an old house, but I've only lived here for a few months, so I do not know all the Idiosyncrasies of the AC unit. It did freeze over once and stopped generating cool air. I would really appreciate your insight on this as it differs slightly than the original question.6. Comfort Maker Central Air Conditioner - what do you think of this brand? Is it Crap or Good?Who makes this model. Sometimes name brand manufacturers make cheaper models and use other brand names. They are usually lower quality low end models
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