Lorinne Anderson wrote:Waving my ignorance flag...what does CSA represent?
I love this concept from a consumer perspective. How would I find something like this where I live (wet coast BC, Canada)?
Kenneth Elwell wrote:
Mike Haasl wrote:Related to the mini splits, I already have central heat so I'd only be upgrading it to central air.
My worries with the portable air conditioners is their output. Looks like they're best suited to a large room, not an entire house. But if they're efficient enough, two or three of them may be cheaper than a/c.
The floor models are portable, so you could move between rooms, you could take the AC to bedroom at bedtime. The hot air duct isn't insulated, so best to keep it as short as possible
In our rental, there's a big (24KBtu/hr) window unit mounted through the wall.
We had our own central AC unit replaced a few years back, and the installer had 0% financing ( air handler is in the attic, completely separate from our oil fired hydronic heat system). Might be a way to soften the blow of your central AC upgrade or a ductless mini-split installed?
No lost floor space or restricted use of windows, wintertime storage, fewer filters to clean/replace...
Also, 2 or 3 AC units with all the plastic in the cases, ducts/baffles, versus adding AC coil in existing system plus condenser outside?
Nicole Alderman wrote:
So, brown, green, and denim tend to be my base colors. Due to my complection, I can't do pastels. Or lighter colors. I just looked washed out.
I find it hard to find colors that I like and that look good on me, because it's harder to match to brown than it is to match to black. I generally try not to buy any colors that don't match the other clothes I wear. This is hard, though, because these shades aren't ones in stores unless it's fall (pretty sure these are all "fall colors"), and I do nearly all of my shopping at Thrift Stores, anyway. Basically what this means is that whenever I'm at a Thrift Store, I wander through the clothing section. If there's nothing in my size that matches what I wear, I don't buy it. So, 75% of the time, I don't buy anything. But, sometimes I run across a bunch of clothes that work (probably because someone my size with my style donated a bunch of stuff!). So then I buy everything I can.
Nicole Alderman wrote:
My hard thing is that I often forget to change out of my nice ("city," not-on-my-property) clothes and then I go out and end up working and rip a whole in my shirt, or stain my pants. It drives me nuts.