When I fried things or used a cast iron grill pan, the kitchen would smoke up. Everyone said, put in a range hood with fan. But since we live in a coop on the 5th floor, we can't vent the fan out, so I didn't think the range hood would be too good. My husband hung the fan in front of our top window. Our ledge is wide enough. When we need the fan, we just open the top window from the bottom. It a huge fan & works great. Very happy with this purchase.
I purchased this portable AC unit, my first, to cool my bedroom only. The main unit on the roof is not cooling as well as it used to. It is advertised as quiet running, afraid not! The fan is nosier than I thought it would be but my dog and I are getting used to it. Also the difference in speed from hi to low fan is practically zero. It is also advertised as self evaporating and not requiring a bucket to empty. It does not have a removable bucket but does have a drain plug in the back for when it does get full on hi humidity days. If it fills the compressor will shut down and a code P2 will appear on the screen. So far even though we are in our so called monsoon here in Phoenix there has not been much water collecting to empty. The water that does is used to help cool the compressor. When the compressor kicks on and off there is a good size thump sound that sometimes startles my dog. The unit fan puts out a lot of air and is the main source of noise. The louvers to direct the air are adjustable up and down. It also has four castor wheels for easy moving around though I do not plan on doing that. Be aware that the exhaust hose has a plastic adapter on both ends to connect to the window panel and the unit exhaust port. This hose is 6 inches in diameter and is expandable like an accordion to over 50 inches. The window adapter worked fine on my horizontal sliding window except for the top 9 inches that required a piece of cardboard. It does not do as good a job of removing humidity as the main AC but when I open the bedroom door to the hallway it feels better. So for the refurbished price,$240, plus a 2 year extended warranty,$22,I think I got a good deal.
Recently purchased the twin reversible window fan, and it has great umph!! Brings in the cooler air on the bottom fan, and takes the warm stale air out on the top!!. Love this feature!
We have owned several other cooling units. None compare to the SRCOOL12K. This unit is well built and hopefully will last us for years to come. Tripp Lite's customer service is top notch.
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