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Room-size air conditioners?

Anyone have any experience using a room-sized A/C unit at home? I work at home and have a bunch of servers in my study, so it gets really warm in here. I *really* want to stop keeping the whole freaking house cold so I'm comfortable - I'd rather let the house go warm and just cool off this one room.
Permalink Send private email Steel McLargeEsquimaux 
September 14th, 2006 7:29am
Cheap solution: Did you try blocking part of the vents in the other rooms to force more air into your study?

Note that this will put a heavier load on the blower motor in your A/C unit.
Permalink xampl 
September 14th, 2006 7:42am
Use window air conditioners all the time in Saudi. Can be noisy so check out noise level (Toshiba apparently make the quietest) and a split version will be more aesthetic.
Permalink Send private email Stephen Jones 
September 14th, 2006 7:46am
BTW, this is in the basement. :)

I do have two small windows near the ceiling - my main fear there is that they're at ground level outside, and the possibility of getting water inside during heavy rainstorms.
Permalink Send private email Steel McLargeEsquimaux 
September 14th, 2006 7:55am
Get a two-parter, punch a small hole in the wall for the tubing and seal it.

Hell, I'm sure a single-piece window mount AC, installed properly, seals well enough.
Permalink Send private email Flasher T 
September 14th, 2006 8:27am
Enough servers to warm up a basement, and the air conditioning required to cool it off.

How's the wiring in your house?
Permalink wheeeeeeee ~~~~~~~~~x 
September 14th, 2006 1:44pm
Put the servers in a room you want to keep warm. Win-win as you'll save HVAC costs and it will be quieter for you as well.
Permalink trollop 
September 14th, 2006 7:17pm
They're in the closet of my study. I'm not moving a 250lb rack again.
Permalink Send private email Steel McLargeEsquimaux 
September 14th, 2006 8:37pm
I'd much rather move two 125 lb racks, personally.

;)
Permalink Send private email Aaron F Stanton 
September 14th, 2006 8:43pm

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