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    Default Portable air conditioning units...are they available here

    In the U.S., you can purchase a/c units that you can take from room to room as needed and run the heat exhaust line through a small hole in the wall or through the window with a special kit that can be purchased. They are very efficient, on rollers,not expensive and run on standard voltage energy. Has anyone purchased one of these here and where. I have been looking to no avail. Plaza Lama said they used to carry them years ago, but not now. Any help would be appreciated. They are very convenient.

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    Quote Originally Posted by waytogo View Post
    In the U.S., you can purchase a/c units that you can take from room to room as needed and run the heat exhaust line through a small hole in the wall or through the window with a special kit that can be purchased. They are very efficient, on rollers,not expensive and run on standard voltage energy. Has anyone purchased one of these here and where. I have been looking to no avail. Plaza Lama said they used to carry them years ago, but not now. Any help would be appreciated. They are very convenient.
    I have one and several of my friends have them...work well...
    I purchased it at furniture store on Mella,in SD a few years ago...they have them at several air conditioning stores,as well as the large fereteria on Kennedy,right near Churchill...forget the name at the moment..

    bob

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    Quote Originally Posted by waytogo View Post
    In the U.S., you can purchase a/c units that you can take from room to room as needed and run the heat exhaust line through a small hole in the wall or through the window with a special kit that can be purchased. They are very efficient, on rollers,not expensive and run on standard voltage energy. Has anyone purchased one of these here and where. I have been looking to no avail. Plaza Lama said they used to carry them years ago, but not now. Any help would be appreciated. They are very convenient.
    I have one I am not using in Santiago. I took it with me on American Airlines, paid an overweight charge. It works great, but I can only use it when there is electricity. The problem is that it has electronic controls and it shuts off every time the electricity go out, then I have to turn it back on when the electricity returns. I may get another one with manual controls.

    If you want to buy it, PM me.

    I will eventually put in a split system when if and when I live there full time.

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    What is the BTU capacity pf these units and what is the cost?

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    Quote Originally Posted by rubio_higuey View Post
    What is the BTU capacity pf these units and what is the cost?
    mine is 12000 btu and I paid about 18000 pesos...
    bob

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    These units are being sold in Pricesmart in Santiago. I forget the price but did notice they have several units available.

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    PriceSmart in Santo Domingo has them, also. Atleast they did two weeks ago!

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    At PriceMart the cooling grave stones sell in the 20K's (DOP) (6-700's USD).
    HomeDepot and BrandsMart USA (SE Florida) last week: in the $ 200's.
    The problem is always the hot air exhaust tube (door/window) and not forgetting to empty the water tank which would fill up quite rapidly in the DR's humid environment.
    The old "MotorInn"-style window AC's seem a viable and much cheaper alternative (PriceMart has them aroun 6-7K at times... for a unit that costs about 89.99 in the US). Very efficient too.

    .. J-D.

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    Quote Originally Posted by J D Sauser View Post
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    The problem is always the hot air exhaust tube (door/window) and not forgetting to empty the water tank which would fill up quite rapidly in the DR's humid environment.

    .. J-D.
    Running a water hose outside is a must!

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    Question yes

    Quote Originally Posted by Luperon View Post
    Running a water hose outside is a must!
    i would imagine because of the humidity this is definately a MUST!
    i've never seen a portable unit in my visits to DR but...dont these units use up more power than a standard AC? imagine the power bill! yikes!

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