Can I put a window air conditioner in an exterior door that has glass panes on it? Can I knock out one of the panes and install an a/c? I can not do it anyway else, other that dumping the heat into my garage. Please help
Well, I'd be kinda concerned about home security, for starters. Would knocking out one pane make it easier for a burglar to knock out the others? You'd also need to support the a/c unit somehow, and the cord would be pulled back and forth as you opened and closed the door. Interesting idea.
Ok. I would do that, but I also forgot to mention my budget. About 100-125 dollars. Thanks for the reply.
Fri 6 Jul, 2012 09:01 am
You might want to try finding what are sometimes referred to as portable air conditioners. They are designed to roll from room to room and have a hose that you need to exhaust outside. Whether you can find one in your limited budget is another thing. Keep in mind you will eventually have the cost to repair your door if you try to get a window air conditioner in it.
Certainly, it would offer some relief. It would probably never get as cool as an AC unit. I would suggest checking out reviews online of those people that own them. It appears low humidity makes it work better.
Since you are on a tight budget, look into the possibility of renting one for the couple of hot months left in the year. Then, spend the rest of the year saving up some money so you can afford a good portable unit of your own.
By the way, when I was living in Sacramento, CA and couldn't even afford the $125 that you have, the best thing I found to help keep cool was a box fan ($20 at the local drug store) aimed at me, a few wash cloths and a bucket of cold water. Every now and then I dipped the wash cloths into the bucket of cold water and wiped down my skin. With the fan aimed at me, it created my own personal evaporative cooling system and I could move it around to different rooms as needed.