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Hi. REquesting recommendations - I need to replace a 14,000 BTU air
conditioner. I'd like one that is energy star compliant and quiet. The one
I'm replacing, an old Kenmore, is very noisy. I checked Consumers Union's
rating but they didn't rate any unit above 12,000BTUs.

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On Apr 24, 7:08*am, "Tom" wrote:
Hi. REquesting recommendations - I need to replace a 14,000 BTU air
conditioner. *I'd like one that is energy star compliant and quiet. *The one
I'm replacing, an old Kenmore, is very noisy. *I checked Consumers Union's
rating but they didn't rate any unit above 12,000BTUs.

Thanks,

Tom


Is this a window or through the wall unit? Also is this a 110V or
220V?
maybe you could not find ratings above the 12,000 BTU range because
usually anything above that is 220V, although there are a few
14,000BTU out there that are 110V.
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On Apr 24, 6:08*am, "Tom" wrote:
Hi. REquesting recommendations - I need to replace a 14,000 BTU air
conditioner. *I'd like one that is energy star compliant and quiet. *The one
I'm replacing, an old Kenmore, is very noisy. *I checked Consumers Union's
rating but they didn't rate any unit above 12,000BTUs.

Thanks,

Tom


look at www.energystar.gov
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If you have the room (and two free windows), you might want to replace it
with two smaller units. One mild days, one of the units will likely hardly
operate at all yet you will have full output on demand.

Obviously you want to split the load to two separate circuits.


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Hi. REquesting recommendations - I need to replace a 14,000 BTU air
conditioner. I'd like one that is energy star compliant and quiet. The
one I'm replacing, an old Kenmore, is very noisy. I checked Consumers
Union's rating but they didn't rate any unit above 12,000BTUs.

Thanks,

Tom



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Is this a window or through the wall unit? Also is this a 110V or
220V?
maybe you could not find ratings above the 12,000 BTU range because
usually anything above that is 220V, although there are a few
14,000BTU out there that are 110V.

Sorry, it is 110 volt I think. Does 220volt have a different size
receptacle?





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Sorry, it is 110 volt I think. Does 220volt have a different size
receptacle?


Yes, much different and usually one outlet per box.


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Yes, much different and usually one outlet per box.


Yes, it's definitely 110v.


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big_dgreen had written this in response to
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LG, makes a decent window-ac that's fairly quiet and fair priced. As
always though I recommend looking to central ac if you live in and own
your home. If not your doing the right thing by shopping around as it's
easy to buy something cheap but inefficient and not trustworthy. These
days the market is flooded with cheap production window units, which is
why most companies won't service them anymore. cheaper to buy then to fix.
Any brand you decide to go with though, do a little research on it. Most
reputable brands will have a wealth of information on the subject.

Alternatively you can go with what is called a Mini-split. It's a high
efficiency hvac unit that doesn't require any duct work in the home, and
will free up your window space which will reduce your electric bill and
give you your window back.

Also you will be more likely to get one with heating options. Most mini
splits come in a heat pump that will cool and heat efficiently. Some with
very high seer rating, some even higher than 18. They are fairly expensive
to buy initially but you might be happier and save money in the long run.

They are typically quieter and more attractive to the eyes. One that I've
really been wanting to see installed for some time now is one that is
actually also made by LG it's called LGart I believe. It's an air
conditioner that actually looks like a picture frame. You can put any
picture you want in it, and it sticked out of the wall a little farther
than a picture but it actually has a fan that blows cold air from behind
the frame. Cooling or heating, the room you put it in.

If you had the extra money to spend, I'd definately recommend a mini split.

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Yes, much different and usually one outlet per box.


Yes, it's definitely 110v.








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big_dgreen had written this in response to
http://www.www.thestuccocompany.com/...ner-31781-.htm
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LG, makes a decent window-ac that's fairly quiet and fair priced. As
always though I recommend looking to central ac if you live in and own
your home. If not your doing the right thing by shopping around as it's
easy to buy something cheap but inefficient and not trustworthy. These
days the market is flooded with cheap production window units, which is
why most companies won't service them anymore. cheaper to buy then to fix.
Any brand you decide to go with though, do a little research on it. Most
reputable brands will have a wealth of information on the subject.

Alternatively you can go with what is called a Mini-split. It's a high
efficiency hvac unit that doesn't require any duct work in the home, and
will free up your window space which will reduce your electric bill and
give you your window back.

Also you will be more likely to get one with heating options. Most mini
splits come in a heat pump that will cool and heat efficiently. Some with
very high seer rating, some even higher than 18. They are fairly expensive
to buy initially but you might be happier and save money in the long run.

They are typically quieter and more attractive to the eyes. One that I've
really been wanting to see installed for some time now is one that is
actually also made by LG it's called LGart I believe. It's an air
conditioner that actually looks like a picture frame. You can put any
picture you want in it, and it sticked out of the wall a little farther
than a picture but it actually has a fan that blows cold air from behind
the frame. Cooling or heating, the room you put it in.

If you had the extra money to spend, I'd definately recommend a mini
split.

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Yes, much different and usually one outlet per box.


Yes, it's definitely 110v.








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"big_dgreen" wrote in message
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big_dgreen had written this in response to
http://www.www.thestuccocompany.com/...ner-31781-.htm
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LG, makes a decent window-ac that's fairly quiet and fair priced. As
always though I recommend looking to central ac if you live in and own
your home. If not your doing the right thing by shopping around as it's
easy to buy something cheap but inefficient and not trustworthy. These
days the market is flooded with cheap production window units, which is
why most companies won't service them anymore. cheaper to buy then to fix.
Any brand you decide to go with though, do a little research on it. Most
reputable brands will have a wealth of information on the subject.


Unfortunately, all I can find is Consumersreport evalutations 5,000 to
12,000 btus and only one from, I think, eopinions for a frigidare 15,000.
Both GE and Frigidare score very well in the r5000 12,000 ratings. I've
read good LG reviews on everything from cell phones to washing machines.

Alternatively you can go with what is called a Mini-split. It's a high
efficiency hvac unit that doesn't require any duct work in the home, and
will free up your window space which will reduce your electric bill and
give you your window back.


I just now checked them out. Interesting but I don't know if I can change
ideas this quickly and perform due diligence.
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Also you will be more likely to get one with heating options. Most mini
splits come in a heat pump that will cool and heat efficiently. Some with
very high seer rating, some even higher than 18. They are fairly expensive
to buy initially but you might be happier and save money in the long run.


Very interesting. I live in a small rowhouse and if theygenerate morte
noise that a quiet window unit they won't work.


They are typically quieter and more attractive to the eyes. One that I've
really been wanting to see installed for some time now is one that is
actually also made by LG it's called LGart I believe. It's an air
conditioner that actually looks like a picture frame. You can put any
picture you want in it, and it sticked out of the wall a little farther
than a picture but it actually has a fan that blows cold air from behind
the frame. Cooling or heating, the room you put it in.


Eventually, I'm going to have central HVAC installed the window unit is is
only temporary. I want to see one of the minisplit units, but it's getting
late for air conditioner purchases so I thinking, for now, get a ge or
frigidare 14,000 btu unit.

If you had the extra money to spend, I'd definately recommend a mini
split.

i wonder iif I can see one in a showroom?

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Yes, much different and usually one outlet per box.


Yes, it's definitely 110v.








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