It's getting near summer time, and I plan on installing a window AC unit. Currently we have no air conditioning, we live in Santa Clara County, California.
Home Depot carries a brand called Hampton Bay, about $380 for a 14,500 BTU unit (Energy Star) with remote. My 1955 home is 1120 ft^2, and the area it will be cooling is about 700 ft^2.
I will be installing it through an exterior wall, up high on the ceiling, about 8 feet from the floor, we have a sloped ceiling. Unit will be installed in upper right hand side of far window, see attached photo. Replacing the small house fan.
Anyone have any recommendations? All I really care about is noise, yet no one seems to rate the sound level of these things even within the same brand, except that newer ones are much quieter than old ones. I plan on building an isolated frame.