Tips on getting an air conditioner

Portable AC or Mini Split AC

Portable AC or Mini Split AC?

At Superco you can find many Portable Air Conditioners and Ductless Mini Split Air Conditioners to choose from. What are the differences? Which one is right for you?

Portable Air Conditioner

Portable AC doesn't require installation. You can take it to any room you'd like to cool. All you have to do is hook up the exhaust to a window. That's it! 

Ductless Mini Split Air Conditioner

Mini Split AC is a cooling system that has an outside unit and an indoor unit. It requires a permanent installation. But unlike other wall ACs or central air, it only requires a tiny hole through the wall to connect the 2 units. The noisy compressor is housed in the outside unit, making Mini Split very, very quiet to operate. Depending on the model, an outside unit can handle multiple indoor units, each has it's own thermostat and control. You don't have to turn them on all at once, making Mini Split AC a more energy efficient choice over central air system.

Choosing the Right Size (or Capacity)

An Air Conditioner's cooling power is measured in BTUs. How much power depends on how many square feet your room has. Also take the height of the ceiling into consideration. Extra high ceiling means more space in the room to cool and requires larger AC unit. A very sunny room also requires more AC power to cool. If your room gets a lot of afternoon sun, or it is on the top floor, consider buying a larger unit.

 

Room Size (square feet) Minimum Capacity Needed (BTUs)
100 up to 150 5,000
150 up to 250 6,000
250 up to 300 7,000
300 up to 350 8,000
350 up to 400 9,000
400 up to 450 10,000
450 up to 550 12,000
550 up to 700 14,000
700 up to 1,000 18,000
1,000 up to 1,200 21,000
1,200 up to 1,400 23,000
1,400 up to 1,500 24,000

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