How Big Should My Window A/C Unit Be?

Summer is winding down but South Florida is still hot! Keeping your home cool is essential and with so many air conditioning options to choose from, it can be difficult to pick out the right system for your home. Innovair is committed to bringing you the best options in residential and commercial air conditioning. Whether it is a full central unit, or a window unit, we ensure we have the best system to fit your home.

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Window units have become increasingly popular. They are efficient at cooling large spaces, cost less than installing a full central unit, and can easily be stored away during the cooler months. There are a few different models of window units; they come in different sizes and BTU (British Thermal Unit) outputs. Below we hope to guide you to the right size for your home.

For most rooms a single unit will do the trick. A room that is roughly 100-250 sq. ft. will need a unit that puts out about 5,000-6,000 BTU’s. Rooms from 250-550 sq. ft. will need a unit that puts out anywhere from 6,000–11,000 BTU’s. For larger rooms that are from 550-875 sq. ft. you would be looking for a unit that puts out 11,000-15,000 BTU’s. Window units are great at cooling single rooms, and you may need more than one for your entire home

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Remember, just because you get a larger output unit doesn’t necessarily mean that you will be able to cool the room better. Window units’ work by measuring the temperature of the air that is in front of it. If you get a unit that is too powerful it will cool the air in front of it more quickly, thus turning off, and it may not cool the entire room evenly. By sticking to the correct size for the room you will not only be saving energy but will be cooling the room uniformly

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Another thing to consider is the size of the window that will house the unit. Most standard window sizes will fit the unit, and most units come with blinds that can expand and contract to fill the spaces. You still want to measure out the space on the window to ensure that your unit will fit properly.

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Innovair is quickly becoming one of the leaders in residential and commercial air conditioning units. We strive to bring you the most technologically advanced products at a great price. Check out our website to see all the options we offer and reach out to our customer service team, who are here to serve you and ensure you are getting exactly what you need.