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    It's starting to get warm again and I'm looking for an air conditioner. Last year I bought a cheap 100 dollar walmart air conditioner that went in the window and hung out. I still have it, just looking for another because it didn't work that great.

    I live in Southwest Wyoming where it is pretty much a desert. It get's warm during the day and cools off at night. The problem is that my bedroom faces the west and the house doesn't cool down very fast, for example, when I went to bed last night, the thermostat said 68 degrees, when I got up this morning it said 65, and the temperature outside is 40 in the morning.

    what do you guys recommend?

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    We looked at a house to lease last year w/o AC. The main room had large windows on 2 sides with small windows shining through the kitchen.

    It looked to be terribly hot even in the fall. We looked at Standing and Wall Mount (vs through the wall) AC units.

    I think wall mount came with a duct or ductless. Had some cost to run concerns either way tho, lol.

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    Central air!! Summers here in NE Ohio are very hot and HUMID!! I don't know how I lived without it as a kid.
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    More BTU's = More Brrrr. 5000 btu is only enough for 10x12 bedroom (closed off). We have a 6000 in the bedroom and a 16000 for living room and kitchen. If your house only lost 3 degrees overnight when you had a 25 degree differential, that's good ! Insulation works the same way holding cold as it does heat. So beef up the BTU's, block off unused rooms, close storm windows and shades to keep heat out. The way I figure, after working all day, if A/C ends up costing me an extra $5 a day in electric bills...SO BE IT.
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    That's what I'm talking about

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    Get a split unit if it's your place... They're awesome ; )
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    what's a split unit?

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    Google is your friend... But basically, it's a smaller AC unit, that only the fan mounts to the wall. Condenser is separate and you run the collant lines to the fan unit. Makes heat and cool air. No need for duct work! 1/2 the cost of a Central Air system. Can get single, dual, 3, 4 units... Look into it. They're great for basement dehumidification too...
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    I live in Wyoming, it is a desert at 7000 feet above sea level. I thought about searching the internet for a split unit, but the paranoid part of me was envisioning something dirty.

    the split unit might be exactly what I'm looking for.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SgtMarshal View Post
    it is a desert at 7000 feet above sea level.
    Lack of Oxygen getting to you?

    part of me was envisioning something dirty.
    See above ^^^

    the split unit might be exactly what I'm looking for.
    Well, if it was something dirty and you're looking for it, is nothing I can help you with!

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    why ya taking my words out of context?

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    Quote Originally Posted by SgtMarshal View Post
    I live in Wyoming, it is a desert at 7000 feet above sea level. I thought about searching the internet for a split unit, but the paranoid part of me was envisioning something dirty.

    the split unit might be exactly what I'm looking for.
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    is 68 to hot? thats cold, getting near dam cold! turn the heat on!

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    68-72 year round... 75 in summer is like Ice Cold and too cold sometimes in my opinion!
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    I wish it was 68 to 72 year round. It gets up to 90 in the summer.

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    I live in a bipolar climate, during the summer we regularly see triple digit Temps, winter it can get down to -40 with the windchill.
    There have been day that in the morning it was sunny and 75, by the afternoon it was rainy and in the 50s, and by the evening it was 30 and snowing and the roads are closed.

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    I have a portable unit that my mom gave me last year when she got a new one. I can get details on it of you like.

    1) It keeps 1 room cold. I have it in my bedroom and the door closed. Gets pretty cold in there if I leave the A/C on.
    2) It is damn noisy. I slept with ear plugs last summer and survived. My moms new one is not that much quieter.
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    I've heard some if those portable ones are a little noisy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Slick2500 View Post
    I've heard some if those portable ones are a little noisy.
    Ya, if you are a light sleeper they may be an issue. I make it work, cuz I'd rather be cool and comfy than schweaty and no sleepy. LOL
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