If you have already an old air conditioner that is needed to change or want to buy your very first air conditioner system, you may feel confused that which one is the right one for you. So it seems that choosing an AC for your house is not so easy and can sometimes be very challenging. Before you go and buy something that is probably not proper for your space, you need to read this article.
What is BTU and how does it measure?
First, you should know that an air conditioner provides cooling for a home by removing heat from the air. Now you must know how this heat is measured. This heat is measured in BTUs which is stand for British thermal units. One BTU is the amount of energy necessary to change the temperature of a pound of water one degree. if you see an AC with 6,000 BTUs of cooling power it means it can remove 6,000 BTUs of heat from space over an hour. An AC that removes this much heat is a one-ton at UC each additional ton equals another 6,000 BTUs per hour, in other words, a 10-ton air conditioning unit removes 60,000 BTUs per hour. When looking for a new one you will want to replace the old unit with a new unit that is the same size. Learn what the tonnage of your cooling system is as well as how to size it. Sizing your air conditioner can be tricky and so make sure you size your ac correctly.
now you have the knowledge that when it comes to room it’s important to have a decent-size AC.
Choosing the right size for the environment
Considering previous talks if you have an air conditioner that’s too big for the room it’s going to shut off early and not have enough time to dehumanize and remove the moisture necessary. In this condition, your air conditioner will leave you with a very cold and clammy environment. And on the other side, if the air conditioner is too small for the environment that you’re cooling then the air conditioning will continuously run, never cooling the room properly, never dehumidifier the room properly, and also costing you more in energy. This sounds awful, no? The solution is just to find a right size
How do you find the right BTU-size air conditioner for your room?
You can find so many answers to this on the internet but we offer an easy way. You simply measure the square footage of the room this is the length of the room multiplied by the width of the room. This will give you your square footage.
Now if it’s on the main floor you’ll multiply the square footage by five-thirty.
If it’s a second floor or a kitchen area multiply that square footage of the room by 40.
If your ceiling height is over 8 feet add 1,000 BTU for every foot over that 8-foot ceiling height.
You should also take into consideration the number of people in the room!
For each person over the first two individuals, you must add an additional 600 feet to use to your formula.
For example, if you’re going to use a room that’s 10 by 15 that happens to be on the second floor with a 9-foot ceiling how can you decide the right BTU-size air conditioner? The answer is here:
A 10 by 15 room equals 150 square feet. It’s on the second floor, therefore, we’ll multiply it by 40 giving us six thousand BTUs we mentioned that the ceiling height was nine-foot so we want to add an additional one thousand BTUs for a total of seven thousand BTUs.
If you want any help feel free and contact us. We will be happy to help you make the right decision.
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