About Home Coolers and Air Conditioners
Choosing air conditioning systems should be a simple process
with help from Ace. The most important piece of information you need to know is
approximate room size. From here, you will be able to determine the number of
BTUs (British Thermal Units: units of energy) required of an air conditioner to
cool your room.
A BTU range for residential air conditioning is between 5,000
BTUs for small room up to 32,000 BTUs for a small house. Once you know how many
BTUs you will need you can choose the model with the look and price you like
the best. Learn how to calculate the BTUs you’ll need by visiting our Projects
and Solutions section.
Most air conditioning units offer temperature control
options, energy saving settings and appropriate air conditioning equipment to
set up everything just right. You will want to use the sill supports that most
window units come with, as well as the expandable sides to ensure a tight fit
to reduce drafts.
Keep in mind, if you have an open floor plan and good
circulation, with the help of a ceiling fan or room fan, you can cool an entire
floor of your house from a single unit, provided its BTUs are high enough.
Strategically installing a couple air conditioning units can be more cost effective
than purchasing and running whole home air conditioning systems.
Ace makes it
easy to find, buy and install the air conditioning systems you need in your
home. For more advice on choosing the perfect system talk to an expert at your
local Ace Hardware store.