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Old 08-08-18, 11:19 AM
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Window AC question

Will cold air flow freely from room to room if I have a big enough window AC? I have (3) rooms that are 13' x 13' each, so that would equal 507 sq ft. The window AC is 24000 BTU and says it will chill a room up to 1500 sq ft large. I understand the math is in my favor, i just don't know if the air will go all the way into the other rooms. Any help on this will be truly appreciated.
 
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Old 08-08-18, 11:22 AM
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A lot depends on how the three rooms are laid out. Where there doors and AC is located will also have an impact.

I have one rental house without central AC. There is a large AC in the living room. Off the living room is a small 4x6 hallway with the kitchen, bath and bedroom opening into the hallway. While it's not perfect all the rooms do receive a decent amount of cooling when all the doors remain open. There is a temperature difference between the rooms but it's better than nothing. Fans blowing through the doorways helps even more.
 
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Old 08-08-18, 04:33 PM
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Nope..... the cold air falls rapidly and doesn't travel well between rooms. It will eventually get to all the rooms but stay low to the ground and gradually fill the room. A small fan between rooms pointed up can dramatically assist the spread of cold air.
 
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