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Options for cooling a room when ventilation isn’t an option
Old 14th September 2020
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Options for cooling a room when ventilation isn’t an option

Setting up my new studio room and am looking for the best way to keep to temperature comfortable. I am renting the space so AC units requiring ventilation are not an option. Room is medium/small btw.

Are there any products you would recommend I check out? Are there any AC units that don’t require Ventilation? Not super concerned with generated noise as I will turn of the unit during tracking. I am pretty much open to anything that will maximize temperature control.
Old 14th September 2020
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The heat has to go somewhere - A/Cs pump the heat. No way you can use one of these? https://www.amazon.com/BLACK-DECKER-.../dp/B01DLPUWL2
Old 14th September 2020
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The heat has to go somewhere - A/Cs pump the heat. No way you can use one of these? https://www.amazon.com/BLACK-DECKER-.../dp/B01DLPUWL2
Ugh I know... kind of SOL with the no ventilation aspect. Hoping there is some fancy type of AC unit I don’t know about.
Old 14th September 2020
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there are water cooled units:
http://www.spot-coolers.com/download...NUAL052000.pdf
This requires a water flow of 3/4 gallons per minute. If you are paying for the water that can get quite expensive.
Old 14th September 2020
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Originally Posted by RoadRanger View Post
there are water cooled units:
http://www.spot-coolers.com/download...NUAL052000.pdf
This requires a water flow of 3/4 gallons per minute. If you are paying for the water that can get quite expensive.
Interesting, could you recirculate the water like a closed loop cooler for a PC?

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Setting up my new studio room and am looking for the best way to keep to temperature comfortable. I am renting the space so AC units requiring ventilation are not an option. Room is medium/small btw.

Are there any products you would recommend I check out? Are there any AC units that don’t require Ventilation? Not super concerned with generated noise as I will turn of the unit during tracking. I am pretty much open to anything that will maximize temperature control.
My upright ac vents out of the window, with a little hose and attachment. this is not possible in your room?
Old 14th September 2020
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Interesting, could you recirculate the water like a closed loop cooler for a PC?



My upright ac vents out of the window, with a little hose and attachment. this is not possible in your room?
No window. Interior room of a building. No ventilation. This is a small vent that seems to act as a fan that pulls air out of the room. I think this is my best bet for ventilation... i am doubting the landlord will allow it.
Old 15th September 2020
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Originally Posted by dmac660 View Post
Setting up my new studio room and am looking for the best way to keep to temperature comfortable. I am renting the space so AC units requiring ventilation are not an option. Room is medium/small btw.

Are there any products you would recommend I check out? Are there any AC units that don’t require Ventilation? Not super concerned with generated noise as I will turn of the unit during tracking. I am pretty much open to anything that will maximize temperature control.
The old studios i use to use in manchester were in a similar situation. When the rooms got hot we would turn on a portable ac and let the exhaust hose run out into the hallway. It cooled the room pretty quick and then we shut it off and closed the door again. It wasnt ideal, but it worked
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