Window AC Full Of Water

Old 08-05-14, 07:52 PM
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Window AC Full Of Water

I've got the same unit in my shop.

It sounds like this slinger-fan design provides better efficiency, but it also sounds like it won't help in reducing the humidity as much as a draining type window unit would. I live in Louisiana and dehumidifying is important to me. Would I be better off drilling a drain hole?

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Old 08-06-14, 03:42 AM
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The air conditioner has a dividing wall that separates the condenser/outdoor section from the indoor/evaporator section.
The water that collects in the drain pan is in the outdoor section.
When the water that is slung against the condenser increases the efficiency it also increases it's cooling capacity so leave the air conditioner alone.

The best thing you can do to increase your cooling capacity is buy a bigger a/c or add another one.
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The water in the pan is normal and expected as others have said. Next time he moves the unit, simply tip it outward for a minute to drain the water. Easy fix, really...

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