Considering a window AC unit in the Garage?

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Considering a window AC unit in the Garage?
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Old 08-12-2019, 07:10 AM
dadspet dadspet is offline
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Question Considering a window AC unit in the Garage?

I have a 2 + Golf cart garage about 600 Sq ft, block construction with insulated garage doors. I m considering adding a window AC unit to cool it infrequently ( Estimate usage about 1 or 2 hrs max, up to 3xs a week and I'm sure several weeks where I don't use it at all ). A Mini Split is way to expensive for my intended use and not easy to add since I only have a single window in the garage. A portable unit, from what I've read, is not very efficient. I've asked the company who installed the main AC unit in the house if they could vent into the garage and they said they wouldn't do it, perhaps check with a private contractor. That leaves me thinking a window AC unit would fit my situation. BTW the power outlet is not far away from the window.

I'm looking for opinions from someone who has installed one or others who have considered a garage window AC unit or looked into it.
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Old 08-12-2019, 07:16 AM
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Have looked into a mini split to cool our garage. Will be making a decision this week.
Looking at a 2 -2.5 ton unit to lower the temps in there. We already have insulation above the garage and insulated doors. No windows in the garage for window unit.



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Old 08-12-2019, 07:22 AM
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You may wish to check your deed restrictions as window AC units may not be allowed. If they are not allowed and you install one then you should be prepared for someone to file a complaint with Community Standards.

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I have a 2 + Golf cart garage about 600 Sq ft, block construction with insulated garage doors. I m considering adding a window AC unit to cool it infrequently ( Estimate usage about 1 or 2 hrs max, up to 3xs a week and I'm sure several weeks where I don't use it at all ). A Mini Split is way to expensive for my intended use and not easy to add since I only have a single window in the garage. A portable unit, from what I've read, is not very efficient. I've asked the company who installed the main AC unit in the house if they could vent into the garage and they said they wouldn't do it, perhaps check with a private contractor. That leaves me thinking a window AC unit would fit my situation. BTW the power outlet is not far away from the window.

I'm looking for opinions from someone who has installed one or others who have considered a garage window AC unit or looked into it.
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Old 08-12-2019, 07:44 AM
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A window unit capable of cooling your garage would require a 220 volt outlet.
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Old 08-12-2019, 07:49 AM
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Not allowed in our CDD, as noted above check your deed restrictions.
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Old 08-12-2019, 08:59 AM
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What you could do instead of a window unit (since as far as I can tell they aren't allowed on any deed restrictions in any part of the villages), is get a portable AC unit. You'd still have to vent it out the window, but the restrictions that I've seen don't forbid that.
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Old 08-12-2019, 09:03 AM
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If anyone is putting a mini-split in their house, I would suggest getting a multiport unit-this way you can a/c or heat both your lanai & garage
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Window AC Units not allowed
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Old 08-12-2019, 09:25 AM
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THanks for the responses. I checked with The Villages Community Standards and >>> No Window AC units allowed anywhere in the villages.
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Old 08-12-2019, 09:33 AM
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THanks for the responses. I checked with The Villages Community Standards and >>> No Window AC units allowed anywhere in the villages.
Definitely look into a portable unit and an industrial fan that rises on its own stand.

I agree it's insane that people can have these huge awesome garages, with the marketing reminding everyone that they could use it for storage, workshops, extra refrigerators, with laundry facility hookups (and machines) and you can't breathe when you open the door.

Imagine how much energy an extra refrigerator/freezer would use up, if it had to freeze things in a room that is usually well over 90 degrees for most of the summer, and parts of the rest of the year.
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Old 08-12-2019, 09:34 AM
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The only time a window should be able to be used is during an emergency, where a small genset is used for power
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