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Jack A. Trades 06-25-2008 06:44 AM

A/C for 150 SF
I need to cool an approx. 150 SF room in south Florida.
A window unit is out as it would be a visual blight on the front facade of the house.
The other three walls in the room are not exterior.
The room I need to cool is under a flat, built-up roof.
Is there some type of A/C unit I could install on the roof to cool the room?
(I'm visualizing like an RV type roof top unit)
The rest of the house is cooled by a powerful window unit, but this one room doesn't get cool enough.
I need to keep this fairly economical as this is an investment property.

geo fan 06-25-2008 05:45 PM

a roof top package unit is what you are thinking of and they would require duct work to go through the roof and into the room . The best solution and most economical would be a ductless mini split this is a indoor wall mounted air handler and a outdoor unit connected by a line set (can be easyly covered with a gutter leader pipe) and the condenser can go on the roof or piped to the side yard .go to mitsubishi .com or search ductless mini split but mitsubishi is the best . And try to find a diamond dealer they have ben trained on these things specificly. And dont wory Im a ct contractor not fl

Jack A. Trades 06-25-2008 07:07 PM

Thanks for the response.
I know about the mini-splits- I've been leaning that way, but it just seemed like overkill for such a small space.
But, that may be my only option.

coolmen 06-26-2008 04:50 AM

minisplit is your best choice. fujitsu is nice.

statman 06-27-2008 08:32 AM

Mini split is a good option, but is not what I would consider "economical". Perhaps a portable AC unit would work better for ya, tho it doesnt look as pretty as the others do, but it is definitely cheaper.

jbfan 06-27-2008 11:35 AM

Maybe you could use a self contained unit in the room. My son has one in his over the garage apartment, and it works well.

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