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Lenore    Posted 06-09-2003 at 11:12:45       [Reply]  [No Email]
I just bought a 24,000 BTU Whirlpool window unit.
It really cools!
It also really blows like a wind storm!
And that is on LOW!
We had to scrape my little daughter off the far wall!
On TURBO it is breathtaking, literally.
It sounds like a jet plane, too.
Is this normal?
Do I have a lemon?
Would an 18,00 BTU with a smaller motor Whirlpool be quieter or just the same?
HELP! please.



Kelly    Posted 06-10-2003 at 18:54:40       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I just love the noise window units make. Brings back childhood memories. We live in an older house, and we have window units. It lulls me to sleep, soothing sound to me. Not to mention cming in from working outside and throwing your shirt over it whilst standing in front of it!


Mike D.    Posted 06-09-2003 at 13:57:17       [Reply]  [No Email]
Hello -
Two years ago we bought a 18K Whirlpool to cool a small apartment we lived in. The thing was quiet to a point, on low it was tolerable. On high the TV set had to be turned way up. That was the downside. The upside was the remote control that came with it. Holy Cow, that was nice. We could adjust the temp., the fan, and even program it to run at settings we wanted throughout the day and then forget about the thing. I don't know
if you'll ever find a quiet window unit. The bigger units that mount through a thimble in a wall cavity are even loud. Can you use two smaller units instead of that big one?


DHunter n NOLa    Posted 06-09-2003 at 13:46:04       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Lenore, There's a 25% difference in the 18,000 and the 24,000 BTU A/C units. It's hard to predict if the smaller unit will do the job that you need done. However, I would venture a guess that the new 18,000 BTU unit will outcool the old 24,000 BTU unit. Yes, it will be a lot quieter also. A big unit like the one you have makes a lot of noise. A lot of the noise is from vibration and if the window or opening that it is mounted in is not real strong and well braced the walls will act like a sounding board. Actually, the only way to compare the two units is to try each of them in the same space.


Lenore    Posted 06-09-2003 at 17:30:21       [Reply]  [No Email]
I did!! I did!!
I think I will survive the 18,500.
My son & I got it installed and it is much better.
It still makes a little noise but sounds more like a samll jet than a 747.
It cools real good.
I am becomng an expert in installing, uninstalling and reinstalling window airconditioners!!


Texas Al    Posted 06-09-2003 at 20:49:53       [Reply]  [No Email]
Down here in Texas we thank GOD for BIG air conditioners and don't complain about how loud they are!!!


Clod    Posted 06-09-2003 at 19:26:12       [Reply]  [No Email]
She has her own tool box.


Lenore    Posted 06-10-2003 at 06:37:02       [Reply]  [No Email]
Yes I do!!
My tool box is just a tiny little ole thing.
Now Clod needs a whole big van with racks and shelves to hold all of his tools.
I am jealous.
I just could not go thru Lowe's and not buy that little ratchet set and a new little tool box.
I love that section of the store.
I like tools that I dont even know what they are for.


Clod    Posted 06-10-2003 at 18:13:08       [Reply]  [No Email]
Now here is an idea you may become fond of if you get into AC and refrigeration full time Lenore.If you look at those big speakers they make for churches and big bands.You see they sawed out the sides and have handles that fit in those holes.The bands move the equipment often so they discovered that those handles make moveing heavy things easy.They do not project out beyond the sides so cause no problems.if the CEOs of the appliance manufacturers had to move those things once a month there would be handles on them just like the speakers.Especially refrigerators.I have a friend that moves every three months.I may go to his house and modify his stuff like that.I might find a picture and put it below here.


Clod ....handle here    Posted 06-10-2003 at 18:16:13       [Reply]  [No Email]

Here,See the side?


Lenore    Posted 06-10-2003 at 19:20:22       [Reply]  [No Email]
Well, that sure would have made holding onto and lifting those AC units a lot easier!
There was one little one at the front. Hog Hunter got to use that one.
He had to pull the AC out of the frame with it.
It was not much use when we got to lifting and carrying it. :-(


Clod    Posted 06-10-2003 at 19:26:44       [Reply]  [No Email]
Well my van had plastic door handles inside.They were useless to pull on.I put steel garage door handles and used bolts.I like something durable and functional.


Clod    Posted 06-10-2003 at 19:32:55       [Reply]  [No Email]

A handle that works.


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