When it comes to room air conditioners, it’s important to have the proper sized air conditioner. If you have an air conditioner, that’s too large for the room, it’s going to shut off early and not have enough time to dehumanize and remove the moisture necessary, leaving you with a very cold and clammy environment on the other side, if the air conditioner is too Small for the environment that you’re cooling, then the air conditioning will continually run, never cooling the room properly, never dehumidifier in the room properly, and also costing you more in energy. So how do you find the right, BTU size, air conditioner, for your room? It’S quite simple! 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 if it’s on the main floor, you’ll multiply the square footage 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, I always recommend to 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 this example, we’re going to use a room – that’s 10 by 15. It happens to be on the second floor, with a 9-foot ceiling, 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