I'm hoping there is a HVAC experienced person here to help me. Here's my situation.
My studio is in a rented space of a large building. My rooms are in the center of the building. The building supplied us with a vent hose coming in from the ceiling that I have ducted into the two rooms with the intention of hooking up a stand alone AC unit. I hooked up an AC unit to the duct and it does not get the room cold. In fact, the room stays humid and warm unless you are sitting right in front of the AC having it blow on you.
I know an ideal situation is to get a split unit and run a refrigeration line into the room from the roof, but in this building, I do not have that option.
I'm not overly concerned about sound, because I want to be able to cool the room off and then turn the unit off for intensive listening.
I know that if the unit is too big, it won't work efficiently, but this is a small room which ideally requires a 5000+- BTU unit, and I have only seen the units sold in as low as 7000 online and only as low as 9000 locally.
So, maybe our unit is too big, maybe the exhaust cannot escape out of the ductwork, it could be a lot of things and I don't have the experience to troubleshoot this. ADVICE, PLEASE! Thanks for any help.