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Re: Just hot everywhere


Central air can be expensive, but energy-efficient window air conditioners
can do an effective job at low cost.
They're also inexpensive. If you like them, you can permanently mount them
below or alongside the windows, but unless you've got a break-in problem, or
can't stand to block a window, there's no need to do that, too.

I lived with room A/Cs for more than 25 years in 2 houses with no problems
and much relief. Central air is nice, but don't go with mini-ducts unless
they guarantee sufficient air-flow.  We don't have sufficient air flow in
this house, and there's a heat line about at shoulder level. Knees and feet
freeze, head and neck are roasting.


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Christopher P. Lindsey" <lindsey@mallorn.com>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Monday, July 25, 2005 5:42 PM
Subject: Re: [CHAT] Just hot everywhere

> > Chris, it's been 20 years since I persuaded my DH that the
> > computer had to have an air conditioner.  It just didn't run right
> > in hot humid weather - my IBM guru said "If you're uncomfortable,
> > your computer is uncomfortable, too."  We're talking about an
> > IBM XT - you're too young to remember those, I know, but surely,
> > being a computer geek and all, you must need to have air
> > conditioning for them.  Even the modern ones must react to
> > environmental condition.
> Yeah, it would definitely be good for a bunch of stuff:
>    My slides
>    My stamp collection
>    My electronics
>    My old book collection
>    Romeo :)
> It would probably be good for the furniture, produce and lots of other
> stuff too.  But is it $12,000 good?
> I've been looking into mini-duct A/C as a cheaper option.  Since I have
> radiant heat in the house there's no ductwork in the walls (well, there
> but it's not useable -- long story).  Mini-duct uses small hoses that can
> be fished between the wall studs, so there's a lot less work involved.
> The cost could be as low as half ($6000).
> Chris
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