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RetiredGuy14 06-19-2012 08:03 AM

Window AC
I have cathedral ceilings in my living room and was thinking of installing a window A/C on the wall that is adjacent to my attic space that has a ridge vent . Is this OK as far as code and everything else involved ?

mikegp 06-19-2012 10:00 AM

My condolences to your AC. I'm sure her husband was a good man.

cube17576 06-19-2012 11:04 AM

I am not sure about code, but the airflow wouldn't be that good so it would be very inefficient. And you would have to deal with the condensation drain.

Doc Holliday 06-19-2012 11:11 AM

I'd try a mini split.

user1007 06-19-2012 12:07 PM

I would enhance the ability to extract the rising hot air up their with some increased ventilation. Put the cooling unit lower. Hot air rises; cool air falls. The output of the AC unit is going to try to sink.

They make some nice ridge vent turbine units that even generate a bit of electricity should you happen to have a place to store it.

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