Originally Posted by Jeanine in Boise
Anyone think of any reason why this wouldn't work? The 5,000 btu air conditioners are the perfect size to fit this space.
Just because a particular size A/C will fit in the space
doesn't mean it should. One of the biggest mistakes I
see people make is not taking into consideration that
the unit will require a certain amount of air space in
order to function properly. Not meeting minimum ventilation
requirements is just asking for failure.
My suggestion would be to query the manufacturer as
to the minimum amount of air space acceptable for proper
operation of the unit. A secondary method of air flow
control may also be needed, such as a fan, to sustain
proper fresh air movement through the unit.
Hope that helps ....