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Old 07-13-2015, 06:16 PM   #1
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It is swamp ass hot in St. Louis right now and one of our upstairs bedrooms (our master) is in need of some cooling relief. We have central A/C, but that bedroom just gets way hotter than the rest of the upstairs.

So, if I install a window unit, is some sort of support a necessity?
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Not if installed correctly.

You wedge the unit between the ceil and the sliding window then drill a small hole in the lip andscrew in small screw.

You could also wedge a small metal rod above it making sure it cant open.

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It is swamp ass hot in St. Louis right now and one of our upstairs bedrooms (our master) is in need of some cooling relief. We have central A/C, but that bedroom just gets way hotter than the rest of the upstairs.

So, if I install a window unit, is some sort of support a necessity?
I'd pinpoint the issue with the room not being supplied the right amount of AC. You're going to end up dropping between $400-650 on a window unit and have it look like an eyesore (no offense).

Is your thermo downstairs? What direction does the window face? Is the duct to the bedroom obstructed? etc...
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Old 03-29-2016, 12:54 AM   #4
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Installing a window unit is a nice way to get relief on hot days as they are cost effective alternative to central air system. Installing amtek air window unit is not difficult, but there are common installation mistakes you should avoid like sizing, weight distribution, insulation.
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It just sits on the sill. You can do some extra insulation to keep it more efficient. We used two 8,000 BTU units to cool a 2 story 1000sqft town home. That worked ok, although the rooms without units didn't stay as cool as the others. Depending on your sq ft and temperature requirements a small 8,000 sqft might work just fine. I'd also install a wood rod to between the window panes to keep the window shut (security reasons).

There's also the units that sit on the ground with a hose to vent the hot air out of the room. They are a little less ugly and usually higher BTU's but more $$$
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we bought an old house in Ohio and the attic (which is finished space) was an oven. I bought a 8k btu kenmore for the bedroom, 12k for the other room, and the attic was ice cold all summer long. no support needed, as long as you have a good window to hold it in place. all the weight is on the front of the unit, very little weight outside the window. you can do an exterior support which looks ugly and is challenging, a second option is to put wooden dowels inside window to prevent window from sliding up.

im actually selling the AC units now, too bad you aren't local!
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