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Is My AC Unit Large Enough?

When the time comes for a new air conditioner, homeowners often ask themselves, “Is my AC unit large enough for my home?” It’s important to select an AC unit appropriately sized enough to achieve energy efficiency. A unit which is too big for your home will consume an excess amount of power, causing your energy bills to skyrocket. A unit which is too small will be forced to work harder to cool your home and eventually break down.

The following are helpful tips to determine the appropriate size AC unit for your home:

Measure the area that needs to be cooled

  • Whether it’s a room or the living room area, air conditioners are rated by the amount of space they can cool effectively. Obtain the dimensions of the room to be cooled by using a tape measure to acquire the measurements.

Calculate the area

  • If the room is rectangular, multiply the length and the width. If the area is circular, multiply pie with the square of the room’s radius. If you want to install a central AC system, our Palm Beach County AC service technicians can calculate the floor area of your entire home.

Determine the necessary cooling capacity

  • Once you figure out the size of the floor area, calculate the necessary cooling capacity in BTU’s. A 5,000 to 7,000 BTU rating is suitable for small spaces ranging from 100 to 300 square feet of floor space. If you are not sure, you can seek assistance with our AC experts.

At Phoenix Air Conditioning, we want to help keep your home cool without putting a dent in your wallet. Ready to learn more efficient cooling tips and tricks? Give us a call today or schedule a Palm Beach County air conditioning service appointment online.