Small Air Conditioner

Old 06-11-24, 10:01 AM
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Small Air Conditioner

I am working in a 2000 sq ft metal building with no insulation ... needless to say it is scorching hot in here ... we have a big HVAC unit but of course without insulation it isn't doing any good .... we can't afford to get it insulated right now so I have to surround myself with fans ... but the fans do not blow cold air and if you aren't right in front of them then they are useless ... we purchased a window unit but it is too big for the little windows on the building ... we have two main areas that are our working areas ... is there a unit or something that blows COLD air that we can put in each of those areas to at least keep those areas cool? Obviously not trying to spend hundreds of dollars considering we have already spent a lot on the HVAC and the window unit. So basically something that is inexpensive but blows cold air and will cool about 500sq ft......
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There are air conditioners intended for spot cooling. They are not cheap however so if insulation is too expensive I don't know if a couple of these would be in the budget.

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Old 06-11-24, 02:21 PM
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Spot A/C's are great but need to be near a window to discharge heat outside.

How is your central A/C distributed ?
Adding/changing that ductwork may be a better idea.

There is no inexpensive/simple way to supply cooling.
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I've got a 16 X 32 (512 sq ft) metal building, no insulation yet. I have 4 window units. One 8000, two 7500, & a 7000. Those 4 will cool it enough to stay in there until about 2 pm if you start them about day break. By 1 - 2 pm its unbearable. From about 7 am until about 10 am its cool enough to be somewhat workable. After about 10 am, it's beginning to get noticeable.
Just FYI, I am in Louisiana though.

It's hard to cool those metal buildings with no insulation.
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The OP is in a nearby state with similar weather to yours.
I would have recommended a swamp cooler but you already have high humidity down there.

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