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Old 07-06-12, 03:24 PM   #1
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Is this enough btus?

i spend most my time in one room of my home its only like 150 square feet. But it gets ton of sun in the afternoon So do you think 6500 btus is enough?
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Old 07-06-12, 03:31 PM   #2
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I've got two rooms that get blasted by the sun in the afternoon. I removed the blinds, taped aluminum foil to the windows on that wall, put the blinds back up, and it lowered the inside temp by like 10 degrees. So cover the window somehow- foil, cardboard, 'blackout' curtains- anything that will keep the light from coming in.
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Old 07-06-12, 03:40 PM   #3
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yeah i got black out curtains they sure come in handy.
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put some cardboard in the windows, caulk around the window casings, and put insulation around doors and yes, 6,500 btu's can cool off quite a large area.....but it may take awhile.
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Old 07-06-12, 04:06 PM   #5
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You should go over to the other forum. They have an expert in this very subject over there.
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Old 07-06-12, 04:27 PM   #6
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Im the king of posting in the wrong place lol. Do you all think if i added plastic to inside the windows will it help?
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yeah i got black out curtains they sure come in handy.
For when you black out?
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Old 07-06-12, 05:36 PM   #8
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For when you black out?
LOL no im a boreing guy i dont do anything that would result in blackouts.But i do like the album by the scorpions called black out
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I have two 48x48 windows with a southern exposure, and it's on the gable end of my house. The best solution for me was a pair of awnings. Get just the right size for your window and location. You can block out the summer sun, but let in the winter sun.

As for the AC, it sounds like 6,500 is the right size for you.
http://www.energystar.gov/index.cfm?...properly_sized
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I've got two rooms that get blasted by the sun in the afternoon. I removed the blinds, taped aluminum foil to the windows on that wall, put the blinds back up, and it lowered the inside temp by like 10 degrees. So cover the window somehow- foil, cardboard, 'blackout' curtains- anything that will keep the light from coming in.
See! I tried to do that and my fiance accused me of tin-foil-haterry. Props 2 u my friend for thinking outside the box.

I also placed the inside shades on the *outside*. Light that's not replaced, dissipates as heat... so now it dissipates outside, not inside. It worked well until gf said it was the house-equivalent of wearing your undies over your pants.
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yeah i got black out curtains they sure come in handy.
Black absorbs light and dissipates it as heat. My blackout curtains have a white layer that faces the window RubenHack(TM) and it works better.
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i was lucky this ac was only 159 bucks brand new even has a remote control. and its keeps my room alot cooler and runs like 280 watts less. im thinking the old one had issues im sure the condeser coil was dirty but is to hard to clean with all the electronics i figure ill sell the old one for 40 bucks but its like7 years old so maybe less
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Black absorbs light and dissipates it as heat. My blackout curtains have a white layer that faces the window RubenHack(TM) and it works better.
these are white on the insdie to i cant belive they kep the light out. with no curtains its so bright in here its crazy room would get to like 110f
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Depends on how hot the woman is you share the room with.
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Depends on how hot the woman is you share the room with.
The trick is to set the thermostat low enough to encourage sharing body heat without suffering from shrinkage.
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Old 07-06-12, 10:55 PM   #16
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If you have to ask, the answer is clearly no. You need more BTUs. At least 7 times more BTUs.
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