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Re: Installating Air Conditioner at the window

Posted by Anna on May 21, 2000 at 19:53:54:

In Reply to: Installating Air Conditioner at the window posted by Mark Kam on May 20, 2000 at 15:57:30:

: Hi All,

: I am a rent stablized renter at Astoria, New York. I just put up an air conditioner at my window. Since I live at the ground floor, the landlord is complaining about my A/C sticking too much out the window. He wants my A/C to be flushed with the side of the building. He is afraid that somebody might walk by and get hit in the head by the A/C. Thus causing a law suit or something.

Aren't you and/or your landlord concerned that someone might actually get hurt?!?

: There is no way that I can pull my A/C enough into my apartment. So that the back of the A/C is flush with the outside building exterior.

I've seen national brand air conditioners that only protrude about 6 inches from the window, short enough for buildings without stone lintels, and have rounded corners. In fact, a 5000BTU one with 8.5 EER is only $220.00, same model with 10.xEER is $240.00.

Another way to go is to install it at the top of your window, on brackets, out of harms way. This may require a pro. Buying a new one could be cheaper in the long run.

: Does anyone know if there is any regulation as to how far my A/C can stick out the window/building? I checked various websites for the housing department. However, no information regarding my issue is posted anywhere.

No, never saw any. If they exist, they would be in the New York Administrative Code, available in some NYPL branches. Try searching on this board's archives and on the NY City Council's website (local laws from 1990 to date).

Or email the RGB...

Here's this years' BTU advice from NYC DCA:

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