What Are Air Conditioning BTU’s?

May 21, 2021
AC System in Conroe, Texas

When it’s time to select an air conditioner for your space, it’s important to choose the right model. There are many different models of AC units, and you should factor in things like price, efficiency, and style. One major item to consider is BTUs.

British thermal units, or BTUs for short, are a way to measure energy. BTUs are used to indicate how much heat an air conditioner can remove from an area in an hour. One BTU is how much energy it takes to increase the temperature of 1 pound of water by 1 degree. There’s a wide range of AC units, with the smallest ones having about 5,000 BTUs and the largest ones having more than 45,000 BTUs.

How Many BTUs Is Appropriate?

Given all the choices, it can be hard to figure out which model is best. If you’d like help from a professional and live in the Conroe area, My Guys Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning is available to handle your AC installation. If you’re trying to figure things out on your own or would like a better idea of what to expect, here’s a general rule of thumb: Approximately 20 BTUs are needed to cool 1 square foot of space.

You can use this ratio as a general guideline. Besides the size of your space, there are other factors at play, such as the quality of your insulation, how many windows you have, and whether your house has an open layout.

Look to Our Team for Support

My Guys Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning is a reputable HVAC company that was founded in 2014, and we’ve been able to develop strong relationships with many people in the community. Our employees are NATE certified, and our hard work has earned us an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau. You can have confidence in our ability to handle things properly and get you the information you need. We’re proud to offer a price match, which means that we guarantee that our installation prices will match our competitors. Our comprehensive services include repair, installation, and maintenance of air conditioners and heating units. Call us today to schedule an appointment or discuss our services.

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