Posted: December 24, 2019 Updated: December 24th, 2019
Have you ever wondered what the phrase “BTU” is when you’re looking to buy an air conditioning system for your home? Size matters when you’re looking for an air conditioning unit — but don’t think the bigger the BTU the better!
BTU or British Thermal Unit is the international measure of energyThe British thermal unit is a non-SI, traditional unit of heat
As the BTU rating increases so does the weight, size and cost of the air conditioner. Choose just right and you’ll feel just right — and save money, too.
If you’ve been browsing online and you’ve found the air conditioning system you want before you go ahead and checkout, check what the BTU is on that unit!
Wall-mounted air conditioners typically have a cooling capacity ranging from 7,000 to 24,000 British Thermal Units. Other air conditioning systems, such as the ceiling systems you find in offices, height and the size of your windows and doorways, mean more BTU power.
For a master bedroom, office or playroom, look for an air conditioning system with a capacity of 7,000 to 9,000 BTU. You’ll want one with good energy rating and low noise, such as a 19dBA for noise and A++ for energy ratings.
If you’re still not sure about the BTU rating and would like some expert advice, give one of our air conditioning pros a call on 01604 212732