I live on the top floor of a fairly tall apartment building in a windy neighborhood. Whenever it rains, it's a STRONG wind-swept rain. Without fail, water always comes pouring in around my window air conditioner (nothing special, just a typical 10,000 BTU window unit). This isn't too much of a problem during a quick downpour, but it's a BIG problem during a long, sustained rain storm. Not fun to wake up at 3am and spend the next two hours wiping up water with towels, ringing them out, etc. At least I can deal with it if I'm at home, but I'm worried that my downstairs neighbor's apartment will sustain water damage if there's a bad rain storm while I'm gone.
I've sealed every crack, crevice, and cranny that I can find, using duct tape and foam insulation. I've asked the building maintenance guy for advice; he had no suggestions other than to use bath towels to sop up the water (yes, I've been doing that, thank you). I leave towels on the windowsill and on the floor when I'm not at home, just in case it rains, but is there anything else I can do?
I only have windows on one side of my apartment, so moving the AC to a window with less exposure is not an option.
I'm also not allowed to do anything that would modify or damage the window, windowsill, etc.
Post a picture of it outside.
100% Tipped slightly so water runs off the top of it?
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