Re: will shading outside HVAc compressors help at all?
If you've ever read the instructions on a window Air unit, it suggests mounting in a windows out of the sun, if you switch a unit from one that gets full sun to a shaded window you will see a difference!
...Of course having put 3" of foam core in the sunny window made a huge difference as well....
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Cabin system- 8-115watt 12V, 6 - 170-5watt 24v, Pulse/Trace PC250 Power Center, 800AH 24V forklift Batt, ProSine 1800 watt (24v) inverter.
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