Select the Correct Unit for Your Space
Whether choosing a window air conditioner or portable air conditioner, your decision should be based upon the unit's British Thermal Unit (BTU) rating?its cooling capacity. These units range in size, usually from 5,000-BTU models to 14,000 BTUs for normal home voltage.
First, calculate the number of BTUs needed to cool a space by multiplying the square feet of the room by 25 and then adding 1,000 for every window. Then, add 400 for each person in the home. Example: A 10 sq. Ft. room (10' x 10') with two windows and three people in the home would mean that 5,700 BTUs are needed.
|Area to be Cooled(sq. ft. = room's width x length)||Capacity Needed(BTUs per hour)|
|100 up to 150 sq. ft.||5,000|
|150 up to 250 sq. ft.||6,000|
|250 up to 300 sq. ft.||7,000|
|300 up to 350 sq. ft.||8,000|
|350 up to 450 sq. ft.||10,000|
|450 up to 500 sq. ft.||12,000|
|500 up to 700 sq. ft.||15,000|
|700 up to 1,000 sq. ft.||18,000|
|1,000+ sq. ft.||25,000|
Make adjustments for the following:
- If the room is heavily shaded, reduce capacity by 10 percent.
- If the room is very sunny, increase capacity by 10 percent.
- If more than two people regularly occupy the room, add 600 BTUs for each additional person.
- If the unit is used in a kitchen, increase capacity by 4,000 BTUs.
- If you are placing an air conditioner near the corner of a room, look for a unit that can be adjusted to send the airflow in the right direction.
- Midea U-Shape Window Air Conditioner, Smart Control, Ultra Quiet, 8,000 BTU Item 114077$399.00
- Midea U-Shape Window Air Conditioner, Smart Control, Ultra Quiet, 10,000 BTU Item 114078$449.00
- Homepointe Window Air Conditioner, Remote Control, 12,000 BTU/Hour Item 103974$549.00
- Homepointe Through-The-Wall Air Conditioner, With Remote, 8,000 BTU/Hour Item 103973$399.00
- Homepointe Window Air Conditioner, With Remote, 14,500 BTU/Hour Item 103972$649.00
- Homepointe Window Air Conditioner, With Remote, 12,000 BTU/Hour Item 103970$499.00
- Homepointe Window Air Conditioner, With Remote, 10,000 BTU/Hour Item 103969$399.00
- HomePointe Mechanical Window Air Conditioner, 5,000 BTUs Item 190951$169.00
- HomePointe Window Air Conditioner, 15,000 BTU/Hour Item 205033$576.99
- HomePointe Window Air Conditioner, 12,000 BTU/Hour Item 205029$471.99
- HomePointe Through-The-Wall Air Conditioner, 12,000 BTU Item 205837$649.00
- HomePointe Through-The-Wall Air Conditioner, 8,000 BTU Item 205836$509.00
- HomePointe Window Air Conditioner, 25,000 BTU/Hour Item 205035$849.00
- HomePointe Window Air Conditioner, 18,000 BTU/Hour Item 205034$669.00
- HomePointe Window Air Conditioner, 10,000 BTU/Hour Item 205032$418.99
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- Frost King 3-Pc. Air Conditioner Foam Weather Seal Kit Item 119788$8.99
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