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FRIGIDAIRE FAS296R2A 28,500 BTU HEAVY-DUTY ROOM AIRFOR 220 VOLTS
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How to Choose a Room Air Conditioner

Compared to large capacity central units, room air conditioners have several advantages. The initial cost of a room air conditioning unit is significantly lower than the cost of central air. Because room air conditioners are designed for cooling small spaces, operating costs are reduced. And, room air conditioners can provide personalized temperature and humidity controls that central systems cannot.

Calculating Cooling Capacity


Cooling capacity is the critical factor in properly selecting a room air conditioner. Cooling capacity is measured in British Thermal Units (BTUs) and typical models will range in capacity from 5,000 BTUs to 28,500 BTUs.


Choosing an undersized unit will overwork the unit and it will not cool properly. Choosing an oversized unit will cost more to buy and operate and it will not dehumidify properly.


 We can help you to calculate capacity. Be prepared to provide specific information on:

Room Dimensions

A simple floor plan to show the location of doors and north-facing windows

The number of people it will serve Sources of heat such as lamps, TV and appliances

 An explanation of what\\\'s above the intended room

Your insulation provisions


Cooling Capacity by Room Size

Measure the length and width of the area to be cooled. Multiply the length by the width to determine square footage or square meters. Locate the room size in the chart below to select the appropriate BTUs. Then use the product information to select the unit for your room. When cooling rooms with uninsulated ceilings, great rooms, or southern or western sun exposures - step up to the next BTU size.





Room Size


BTU


Sq. Ft.


Sq. m


 


150


14


up to 5,000


165


15


5,200


216


20


6,000


350


33


8,000


425


39


9,000


500


46


10,000


640


60


14,00


900


84


15,100


1,110


103


18,000


1,170


109


18,500


1,435


133


22,000


1,672


154


25,000


1,960


182


28,500

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