I live on the top floor of a 3-story courtyard building. Heat rises. My living room and bedroom face West and get the full force of the searing afternoon sun. By the time I get home after work it’s invariably hotter inside my apartment then it is outside, even with the windows open and the fan blowing all day.
My old window A/C unit fizzled out at the end of last Summer. So, thinking I could save a few bucks, I tossed it in favor of box fans and open windows, figuring I could get by without it this year. It had been a relatively cool Summer; I live in Chicago; how bad could it get?
I was horribly wrong. I spent most of the past week literally stuck to the couch and taking cold showers. (No, I was not watching porn.)
So I need a new air conditioner.
I want a portable one because window units are a huge pain in the ass to install every Summer and uninstall every Fall. And I’d like the ability to easily move it from my living room during the day to my bedroom at night. The rooms adjoin so cords/hoses shouldn’t be a problem. The combined living/bedroom area is roughly 500 square feet, so I think I’m in the 10,000 BTU range.
Any experience/suggestions? My sweat-soaked body* thanks you in advance.