As one of the best options to combat Florida's hot and humid weather, air-conditioners are a ubiquitous sight in every building. Whether it is an office or school, you can be sure to find at least one unit within the compound. Homes are no exception, so why not choose the best one for your personal use?
There are a number of variables that you should take note of when selecting an air-conditioner unit for your home. Factors such as noise, location and ceiling height are some important factors, which should always be taken into account before installing a new unit.
Likewise, it is crucial to take note of an air-conditioner unit's cooling capacity, which is measured in British Thermal Units (BTU).
Cooling capacities can range from 5,000 BTUs for a basic unit to over 24,000 BTUs. so choose the most appropriate capacity for your space.
A unit with a BTU rating that is too low will not cool a room down adequately, whereas the converse is likely to result in energy wastage and a hefty electrical bill.
A general rule of thumb that you can follow is to have 20 BTU for every one square foot of a room's area. If a room is heavily shaded or exposed to sunlight, simply reduce or increase your calculation by 10 per cent for a more accurate estimate.
Easily control temperature and humidity indoors with a Utopian Portable A/C. This 12,000 BTU unit uses a self-evaporative condensation system to efficiently cool rooms up to 550 sq ft.
With three circulation levels, a dual-hose intake and exhaust system, and a dehumidifying feature capable of removing more than 7 gal. of water from the air each day, the UL-listed portable A/C is a convenient, economical way to keep cool and dry.