NY Good Questions: Air Conditioner Solutions?

NY Good Questions: Air Conditioner Solutions?

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Maxwell Ryan
May 21, 2008

Dear AT,

We've just bought our own apartment and we are going to replace the aluminum windows with beautiful steel ones.

I don't want to spoil the effect with ugly through-the-window air conditioners, and I looked into getting a ductless mini-split system.

But I'm told this isn't possible as I'm on the 5th floor of a 12 story building with no outdoor space...

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The compressor unit needs to sit outside somewhere (there's no outdoor space, not even a ledge) and it's not really possible to bolt it to the side of the building, because it's super-heavy and that job would require scaffolding.

Does anyone have any solutions?

Thanks! Jessica

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