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    Default Seems a window type unit would have been a lot less expensive

    Installed in a enclosed patio. Seems a window type unit would have been a lot less expensive. I bet this set up cost over $3,000.

    (Idea: Spend $300 on installing window unit and use remaining $2,700 on flatscreen TV and hot tub).

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    Default Re: Seems a window type unit would have been a lot less expensive

    It would be difficult to install a window unit in those frames.

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    Default Re: Seems a window type unit would have been a lot less expensive

    True, unless you modifiy the porch to hold a window AC. I bet I could configure or modifiy the porch to hold a window type AC for a lot less than the cost of this standup HVAC.


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    Default Re: Seems a window type unit would have been a lot less expensive

    Would have been a great place for a hotel room style split system along the bottom of the wall.
    I bet they knew somebody in order to buy the equipment and did the install themselves or their brother in law did it.
    Stupid, ugly, unfortunate.

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    Default Re: Seems a window type unit would have been a lot less expensive

    A ductless mini-split would have been ideal for that space.


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    Default Re: Seems a window type unit would have been a lot less expensive

    May have been installed by an a/c guy who had access to units he replaced and thought ... hmmmm ... I can use those instead of junking them ... ?

    Then the cost would be cheaper than a window shaker.

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    Default Re: Seems a window type unit would have been a lot less expensive

    Would hope that it was the left over scenario, had it why not use it.
    And/or possibly had the idea of also enclosing it at some time to make it look better.


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    Default Re: Seems a window type unit would have been a lot less expensive

    I agree, either left-over equipment or someone got a really good deal on it, that is the only way it would make sense.


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    Default Re: Seems a window type unit would have been a lot less expensive

    Bigger and bet........well, bigger in Texas

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    Default Re: Seems a window type unit would have been a lot less expensive

    Quote Originally Posted by Gene South View Post
    Installed in a enclosed patio. Seems a window type unit would have been a lot less expensive. I bet this set up cost over $3,000.

    (Idea: Spend $300 on installing window unit and use remaining $2,700 on flatscreen TV and hot tub).
    I just saw the identical set up in Saginaw.

    Maybe over done but without it that room would be 120 in the sun in the afternoon or more in the summer. A window unit would not have cut it.

    I just inspected another home that had an 8x12 enclosed patio. Glass all around. Winter as in now. That room was over 90 with the sun beating on it. I can only imagine how hot when it is 115 outside. Open the windows? Still hot as hell in the summer time.


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