## Is higher BTU better for AC?

A measure of an air conditioner’s power is its BTU rating. BTUs are the energy used to remove heat from a room. Therefore, the more BTUs an air conditioner unit has, the better equipped it is to cool a larger space.

**How do I determine what size air conditioner I need?**

The Rules for Keeping Cool As a general rule, an air conditioner needs 20 Btu for each square foot of living space. But other considerations, such as the ceiling height and the size of your windows and doorways, might call for more cooling power. To measure your room, multiply the length by the width.

**How do I choose an air conditioner?**

One of the main deciding factors will be the square footage of the space you need to cool. Though, this isn’t as simple as it sounds. Square footage of your home, combined with heat gain/loss and environmental circumstances will provide a great thumbnail estimate for what size AC unit you need.

### What is meant by inverter AC?

In inverter type air conditioners, temperature is adjusted by changing motor speed without turning the motor ON and OFF. Compared to non-inverter type air conditioners, air conditioners with inverters have less power loss and can save in energy.

**How do you calculate BTU air conditioner?**

look at the electrical data plate on the unit or in the owners manual. the data plate is usually behind the return cover or on the side on window units and on a decal in the lower back of large central units. In the US, they’re usually rated in tons and half tons with one ton equal to 12,000 Btu/hr.

**How many BTU does an air conditioner use?**

On average, a 5000 BTU air conditioner uses 450 to 500 Watts of power when itâ€™s running. At 115 Volts, these units draw around 4 amps of current (around 40 amps at 12 Volts). However, some units that have a high EER (or CEER) rating of 12 or more, will use around 400 Watts of power.

#### How many BTU air conditioner do I Need?

– 2000 square feet – X .40 heating factor (from the chart above) – 80,000 Btu actual output

**How many BTU air conditioner calculator?**

Use this calculation to work out what BTU is right for you: Multiply the dimensions (in feet) of the room by five. So for a room measuring 15ft x 10ft x 8ft you would calculate 15 x 10 x 8 x 5 = an air conditioner of 6,000 BTUs. If you’re concerned about