If you're in the market for a new air conditioner, chances are you've been overwhelmed by the choices. Even if you don't know much about HVAC systems, there are several things that will help you make an informed decision: what size your home is, how many rooms need to stay cool (and when), and whether or not there's enough space outside for an outdoor unit. And how can you figure out which one is right for your needs? Read on for answers!
The size of an air conditioner is important because it can determine how well it will cool your home. If the unit is too small, it won't be able to keep up with the heat in your house and may use more power to cool down all areas of your home. Also, this could cause more wear and tear on the system.
On the other hand, if you choose a unit that's too large for your house or apartment, then there are some downsides: To reach the desired temperature, the device may perform several quick cycles frequently. This could indicate that the space is excessively hot or cold or that the dehumidifier isn't doing its job properly (so the room feels less comfortable). Last, power consumption raises operating expenses and exacerbates system wear and tear.
Now that you know what size air conditioner you need, let's look at some factors that can affect your decision.
Cooling capacity is the amount of area an air conditioner can effectively cool. It's measured in BTUs (British thermal units) or ton/tonnage, depending on your model and brand.
The table below shows the optimal size for each room based on square footage and cooling needs.
For example, if you have a room that's 150 square feet (14' x 14'), your cooling capacity will be about 5,000 BTUs per hour if that room is insulated and has windows facing south with no direct sunlight coming through them during the hottest part of summer days (between 10 am-4 pm).
If you have a room that's 150 square feet (14' x 14'), your cooling capacity will be about 8,000 BTUs per hour if that room is uninsulated and has two windows facing North or West with direct sunlight coming through them during the hottest part of summer days (between 10 am-4 pm).
TCL ACs by capacity:
Reducing the cooling load of your home can have significant benefits, not only in terms of reducing your energy bills but also in reducing your carbon footprint. Here are some tips to help you reduce the amount of cooling your home needs:
By following these tips, you can reduce your home's cooling load, improve energy efficiency, and save money on your electricity bills.
Choosing the right size air conditioner can be tricky. You'll want to choose an air conditioner that's just right for your home, budget, needs, and energy efficiency.
The TCL Air Conditioner FreshIN+ series is the perfect combination of technology and innovation, delivering you a fresh, healthy home environment.
We hope this guide has helped you understand how air conditioner size works, and how to find the perfect size for your home. If you need additional help with sizing your system, contact us today! We're happy to answer any questions or concerns so that we can help find the right solution for everyone in our community.