Cheap, little - I mean economical, small Air Conditioner

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Cheap, little - I mean economical, small Air Conditioner

Postby Rebel » Fri Apr 28, 2006 7:26 pm

Any of you have any experience with this model air conditioner?
[url] http://www.air-n-water.com/product/HWR06XC5.html It's less that $200 including shipping, lightweight (52 pounds) and 6000 btu - enough to cool a tear I would think. Any info appreciated
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Postby Chris C » Fri Apr 28, 2006 7:39 pm

Rebel, ya have to copy a url from the internet to be able to post pictures on the site.
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Postby Ken A Hood » Fri Apr 28, 2006 7:47 pm

You can always [right]click on the pic, then go to properties, and copy the link and paste it as an image. You click the Img box at the top, paste the link then click "close tags"
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Thanks, Chris and Ken!

Postby Rebel » Fri Apr 28, 2006 7:50 pm

finally got it edited! Thanks for catching that.
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Postby madjack » Fri Apr 28, 2006 8:11 pm

..goto Wal Mart, Lowes, Home Depot, etc...you can probably get it for half that price with no shipping..............
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Postby Woodbutcher » Fri Apr 28, 2006 8:42 pm

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I am trying to use this one. It's a GE unit 5000BTU and I got it at Sams for $85.00.
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Postby SteveH » Fri Apr 28, 2006 9:03 pm

Yep, bought my 5K BTU at Lowes for $76, but it doesn't have a remote.
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Postby asianflava » Fri Apr 28, 2006 11:12 pm

I have the same unit that Woodbutcher has. I got it from Lowes for like $78. I have seen the same unit labeled as a GE, Goldstar (the one I have), Haier, and Harbor Breeze. I think it just depends on where you buy it.
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Postby GPW » Sat Apr 29, 2006 6:33 am

Do you guys experience any vibration problems while towing , or is your ac "soft" mounted ???I got a Kenmore from the Big K ...for a croaker...
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Postby Arne » Sat Apr 29, 2006 6:50 am

My front mounted a/c has 2 winters and 10,000 miles on it with no problems.

btw, how much does a remote add to the cost? My next one will have a remote, if possible.
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Postby Ira » Sat Apr 29, 2006 9:49 am

I've got the 5200 Amana with remote, under a hundred bucks at HD.

But it's not so much the remote that I think makes it a good value--it's the digital thermostat.
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Postby cracker39 » Sat Apr 29, 2006 6:17 pm

IK bought a Haier 5000 BTU that looks a lot like Woodbutcher's GE. It also has the top flow which I wanted. I paid less than $90 for it at Target. It has no remote, which is fine. All I have to do is sit up to reach the controls when I'm in bed, or turn around if I am sitting on the couch. With the top flow, it will be blowing over my head, not blowing on the back of my head, when in couch mode.
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cheap little

Postby gerry boucher » Sun Apr 30, 2006 6:45 am

Beware of Haier

I bought one of their countertop dishwashers for work and used it 8 times
and the piece on top inside that sprays water to the dishes split.
Ordered a new part 3 times and they sent the bottom 3 times. NFG

Paid the same price 165.

Just threw it out this week.

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Postby cracker39 » Sun Apr 30, 2006 10:46 am

Too late...I bought it. It will get very little use, probably no more than 5 or 6 times a year, so I hope it holds up. It won't be like it gets used daily in the house.
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Postby Artificer » Mon May 01, 2006 5:43 pm

I would try to get the lowest BTU A/C unit I could find. People have been talking about short cycling of even the 5000btu units.

As others have said... inexpensive small A/C's can be had for significantly lower cost than the mail order one you listed.

For home use I picked up a 5000BTU unit that has a remote, digital temp control, timer, and for less than $100.
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