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Is it OK to install a window air conditioner permanently in a cut wall opening rather than a window?


Because I need natural light (strong seasonal affective disorder), I hate blocking light when I put my room air conditioners in my home's windows. Since I now see air conditioners and split air conditioners in hotels high on the walls near the ceiling, I was wondering if a "standard" room air conditioner will work in a framed opening especially sized for it. Will it work? I cannot see why it wouldn't, but I am asking all the HVAC experts to educate me. What placement considerations are required?

 

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    Maren Elizabeth Morgan (Maren Morgan M-T) 5 years ago

    Wow - it did not occur to me that this could be a codes violation. Thanks for the input!

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    Maren Elizabeth Morgan (Maren Morgan M-T) 5 years ago

    Thanks for the answer. Obviously, such a hole would need to framed in a way that does not cause wall damage or water leakage...good to keep these factors in mind!