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Old 09-22-2017, 06:06 AM   #11
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Im a refrig mechanic, unless you have a low ambient unit it will be very hard on the compressor running in the winter if its mounted in a window, no condenser fan control means very low head pressure in freezing tempatures which will mean low suction pressure, if you mechanicaly savy you can put a low ambient kit on it fairly cheap, its basically a bulb attached to the liquid line off the condenser, and hooked to a relay that controls the condenser fan, as the liquid line temp drops the relay opens the fan circuit allowing the compressor to run without the condenser fan until it gets up to temp, then relay closes and fan starts.

You shouldnt need to use the compressor to cool in the winter anyway, most window shaker units have a lever behind the inside cover that allows fresh air to be pulled in with the fan, if its 32f outside just open the outdoor vent and turn the fan on, use one of those plug and play inkbird controllers to control the power to the unit set at whatever temp u want
Most of the window units have a double shaft motor that runs the condensor fan and the evaporator fan. Makes it kinda hard to shut one off and not the other. Arne.

 
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Thanks guys. It will be a lot easier to frame in my window vs going through brick wall, cellulose insulation and dry wall. Would the fan run continuously or just when the Inkbird unit calls for it?
It will just turn on when the inkbird controller calls
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