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Blog Title: How to size a portable AC?

Main Que: How to size a portable AC?

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  • Query By: JACK J (Baltimore, MD)
  • Date: 09/30/2016

Answer: Portable ACs are preferred choice among people nowadays because of its flexibility but most of the times it is seen that the mistakes people make while buying portable ACs is by choosing an incorrect size. The size of a portable AC actually means its BTU or British thermal unit. Thus, higher the BTU of a portable AC more is the cooling capacity and vice versa. And the BTU required to cool a room depends on the area that has to be cooled. Thus, a portable AC which has a less or more BTU in proportion to the room size will result in inefficient cooling. So if you want to get the perfectly sized portable AC, the first thing that you need to do is find out the square foot area of the room. It is done by multiplying the length with the breadth. Secondly, you will have to verify the window opening for the venting that is present in the room and lastly one needs to check the plug type and electrical requirements of the room. In conclusion it can be said that to get the ultimate comfort from a portable AC it is important that you get a rightly sized unit.

  • Replied By: STEVE W (Reno, NV)
  • Replied Date: 01/10/2016