The size of your room will have a big impact on how well your air conditioner can perform. If you have a small room, then a smaller air conditioner will be just fine. But if you have a large room, then you’ll need a larger air conditioner to cool it down properly.
The first step is to measure the square footage of your room. To do this, simply multiply the length and width of your room by feet. Once you have that number, that’s the approximate square footage of your space. Once you know the square footage of your room, you can determine how many BTUs (British Thermal Units) your air conditioner will need to be able to effectively cool the space. As a general rule of thumb, you’ll need about 20 BTUs for every square foot of space. So, if you have a 200-square-foot room, you’ll need an air conditioner that can provide 4,000 BTUs.
In addition to the size of your room, you’ll also want to take into account the ceiling height as well as any windows or doors that are in the space. If your room has high ceilings, then you may need more BTUs to properly cool the space. And if your room has a lot of windows or doors, then you may need to account for that as well when determining the size of air conditioner you need.
The best way to find the right air conditioner for your room is to use an online BTU calculator. There are a few different ones available, but they all work in essentially the same way. You’ll just need to input the square footage of your room, as well as any other relevant factors like ceiling height and windows/doors, and the calculator will do the rest. Once you have your results, you can then use that information to narrow down your choices and find the perfect air conditioner for your space. Once you’ve selected a few potential units, check their EER (Energy Efficiency Ratio). The higher the EER, the more efficient the unit will be. Finally, make sure to read reviews from other customers before making your final decision.
By the way, you can always try using a smaller air conditioner, but it likely won’t be as effective at cooling your room as a larger one. If you do decide to go with a smaller unit, you may want to consider getting one with a higher BTU rating to make up for the smaller size. On the other hand, an air conditioner that’s too big for your room will cool the space down too quickly and then shut off before it has a chance to remove all of the humidity from the air. This can leave your room feeling cool and clammy, which is not what you want.
With these tips in mind, you’ll be able to find the perfect air conditioner for your space. But if you need an expert to help you, don’t worry, contact us today at Yazd Mechanical. We can walk you through the process of sizing and selecting an air conditioner that will keep your home cool all summer long. Give us a call today and let us take care of everything for you!