Air conditioner / heat pump placement

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Posted by: from Montreal
11/18/2020 at 10:36:36 AM

I'm on the upper floor of a duplex that was converted to condos, and I'm having issues with the other owners on placement of a heat pump air conditioner for my condo. They will only allow the unit in one specific spot that isn't ideal for air circulation.

The attached photo shows the layout, with the red triangle showing the interior AC unit, and the red rectangle showing the exterior pump.

Layout A is what they want, because they don't want anything visible (wiring/drainage) on the exterior in front of the building, but I assume it won't circulate well to the bedroom.

So I proposed layout B, wiring it inside my condo, but still the drainage tube needs to be outside.

So I proposed layout C, but they don't want the exterior unit closer to the back/middle because it will vibrate their bedroom, and for aesthetic reasons.

I'm hoping someone has an idea or solution to either

- use layout A and have the air to circulate (without putting a fan on a stand in the middle of my hallway)....

- use layout B and deal with the drainage indoors somehow. I'm told the patio door gets in the way of a potential downward sloping path for the drainage

- is layout D possible, considering it's about 35 feet between the interior and exterior units?

Air conditioner / heat pump placement

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