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Measuring Up Your Options…

Whether you choose to install a window air conditioner or a central air conditioner in your New York home, you will know that they come in many different sizes. It goes without saying that the AC unit you choose should be one that will cool your home with the most efficiency. But how do you know what size air conditioner is the most suitable for your home? If you measure the area correctly, then you’ll have a pretty good idea of where to start.
To calculate the size required for your room, start by multiplying the length by the width of the room or area that you are looking to cool. Next, multiply that total by 25 BTU. By doing this, you will allow for ample cooling whether it is a wet or dry day. If your room is 12 feet wide by 15 feet long (180 square feet), then multiply 180 square feet by 25 BTU per square foot and you will get the minimum BTU AC unit that you should purchase. In other words, a cooling capacity of 4500 BTU is required.
In order that you purchase the most efficient system for your home, and for your optimum comfort and safety, it is always recommended that you measure the area of your home to be cooled. You can then estimate your required BTU needs and choose your AC unit correctly. Remember that a professional AC contractor in NYC can help you with your calculations and selection – so don’t be afraid to ask!