This may be a little off topic but I am considering buying one of those portable "condensateless" units for the upstairs bedroom which is always about 8-10 degrees warmer than downstairs. The afternoon sun just bakes it like a oven.
The room is about 240 sq ft and I am considering a 12,000 BTU model, single vent hose type. I've read several user reviews which always seem to have mixed feelings - not enough cooling, too loud, vent hose too short, condensate drips onto floor instead of evaporating, etc, etc. But in the end, most of the users say it's better than it was without the unit.
Most of them seem pretty expensive ($450- $550) for what you're actually getting but the upstairs bedroom definitely needs some help. So, my questions are: is 12000 BTU enough, is dual hose really better than single,
does one brand stand out as better than most others, will it drop the bedroom temp from 85+ deg to maybe 75 deg so we can sleep, etc.
If anyone has any thoughts on this approach, I would appreciate hearing them. Thanks in advance...