Best AC Unit???

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  1. Jul 8, 2017 #1

    Krich

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    In a different thread I learned that my breakers are 20 amp and I'm going to install a new, heavy duty 20 amp wall plug which is only about 3 feet from there the portable AC unit will be placed so it's cord should reach just fine without having to use an extension cord.

    So, I'm in the market for a good, long lasting AC unit... either a window unit, or a portable unit... to use for cooling our 2 car garage where I keep my junk and the wife does laundry and I do a little exercising when the mood hits :)

    Just wanted to see who has recommendations for a unit that is good quality that will last a long time. I'm wanting 12,000 BTU or larger that plugs in to a standard wall plug.
     
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    I just ordered the wall plug I'll be installing:

    Leviton 8300-HGY 20-Amp, 125-Volt, Heavy Duty Hospital Grade, Duplex Receptacle, Straight Blade, Self Grounding

    You can read more about it at:
    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B003ATRTNY/?tag=skimlinks_replacement-20



    So ALL air conditioners are created equal and there are none that are built better than others?

    That's hard to believe
     
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    Just make sure that the cord end of your selected appliance will fit this recep.


    I didn't say that, and not everyone uses appliances identically, nor are they all marketed universally.
     
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    That would be obvious and that's the plan, thanks.
     
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    I have a 10,000 btu GE that wont die. Sits on the front porch all winter with a tarp over it and come spring I stick it back in the window and it runs like a champ. Guessing it is 15 years old.
     
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    I had a window unit, name, I don't know used 2x4, 20 amps built in 1970. gave it to one of the kids 15 years ago. It died last year. but really I think it just needed, what do you call that think that help the motor start. I put a couple of those in it.
     
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    capacitor???....
     
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    That's the word...............brain fart.
     
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    They say that old freon used back then cooled better.

    I'm still trying to figure out who "they" are... I guess those old timers.
     
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    yeah, they all have freon-fried brains now......
     
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    Freon is cool stuff.
     
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    12000 Btu Wall and Window Air Conditioner With Heat 220v
    Product Code: AKSO12ER52
    Brand: Blueridge
    $499.99 ex. tax
     
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    Lot of good talk about mini-splits lately but maybe that's more money than you're willing to spend.
     
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    I have several Whirlpool window units & 1 Gibson ( I think ? ) . I believe Gibson is their 2nd line .

    Purchased them at Sutherland Lumber Company .

    But , I think all are made in China ? That may be the case with most / all brands ?

    Wyr
    God bless


    PS Mini Splits are more costly , but probably more efficient . We have installed 2 in our home . They are QUIET ! But that may not matter in a garage ? A heat pump version is only a few dollars more than straight A/C .
     

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