When warm weather comes your way, few things can provide as much relief from the heat as a home air conditioner. Air conditioners are available in multiple
options including window mounted, wall mounted, and portable air conditioners, so regardless of your home’s configuration, there are cooling options that
can bring a chill to your space.
Some important factors to consider when choosing an air conditioning unit for your home are what kind of plug and voltage a unit requires (a standard wall
outlet is 115-volts), what size window or ingress it needs, if any, and how big your space is. Clearly the electric and installation space requirements are
important as basic specifications to make sure that the unit can fit and function properly, but things can get a bit more complicated when looking at the
size of a room and how much power you need to cool it down.
The cooling capacities of air conditioners are measured in BTUs, or “British Thermal Units,” which tell you how large of an area the unit can cool. This
area cooled is given in the standard square feet, which you can easily calculate by multiplying the length of your space by the width. The BTUs of
different units can range quite dramatically, from as little as 5,000 BTUs to 24,000. Typically the BTU recommendations for spaces are as follows:
For a more detailed list of square footages with their corresponding BTU requirements, as well as the answers to a couple other air condition questions,
you can also check out our Air Conditioners FAQ article.
Air Conditioners FAQ's Have Questions about air conditioners? You've come to the right place. Check out this FAQ page for answers to those questions.
How to Choose a Dehumidifier Humid indoor air can be uncomfortable for inhabitants and cause damage to your home and furnishings. Excessive moisture in your home can lead to mildew growth, excessive condensation in windows and an increase in pests. Using a dehumidifier to remove the excess moisture can have an impact on your health
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