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.
- HomePointe Window Air Conditioner, 10,000 BTU/Hour Item 205032$418.99
- MRCOOL Condenser Wall Mounting Kit for 24k to 36k BTU Ductless Split System Item 129343$157.99
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- Frost King 3-Pc. Air Conditioner Foam Weather Seal Kit Item 119788$8.99
- Frost King Air Conditioner Tubular Support Bracket Item 264511$69.99
- Frost King Air Conditioner T-Frame Support Bracket Item 264510$69.99
- Filtrete Micro Particle Room Air Conditioner Filter, Red, 15 x 24-In. Item 144466$8.99
- HomePointe Air Conditioner Sleeve, Through The Wall Item 248298$126.99
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- Frost King Large Quilted Indoor Air Conditioner Cover Item 526715$15.99
- Frost King Window Air Conditioner Cover, 25 x 17 x 4-In. Item 220805$16.99
- Frost King Air Conditioner Cover, 36 x 48 x 34-In. Item 207417$20.99
- Frost King Air Conditioner Foam Weather Seal, 2.25 x 2.25 x 42-In. Item 220228$7.49
- Frost King Window Air Conditioner Support Bracket, Up to 80 Lbs. Item 213006$51.99
- Easy Clean Air Conditioner Coil Cleaner, Trigger Spray Bottle, 32-oz. Item 103944$10.99
- Thermwell Window Air Conditioner Filter, 15x24x.25-In. Item 673517$4.49
- Frost King Outside Window Air Conditioner Cover, 28" W x 20" T x 30" D Item 526555$11.99
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