Getting the capacity of the AC right is a must to enjoy a cool summer without it being a drain on your pocket. ‘Size matters’ when you’re buying an Air Conditioner. An AC that’s too small would struggle to keep the room at a comfortable temperature. On the other hand, a model that’s too big would cool the room too quickly without removing enough humidity from the air, leaving you cold and clammy.
Many people buy an air conditioner, which is too large, assuming that it would provide better cooling. However, an oversized air conditioner is actually less effective and wastes energy as well. Air conditioners remove both heat and humidity from the air. If the unit is too large, it will cool the room quickly, but only remove some of the humidity. This leaves the room with a damp, clammy feeling. Thus, a properly sized AC would remove the humidity effectively as it cools.
How to select AC for room size?
To buy an energy-efficient room air conditioner, you must first determine what capacity, or size, you need. This is important for two reasons:
- An undersized unit won’t cool adequately in extremely hot weather.
- An oversized air conditioner could also adversely affect your comfort. The unit may switch on and off too often, without running long enough to dehumidify the room properly or cool the space uniformly. It would also consume more energy than necessary.
Room size determines AC capacity:
A lower capacity AC may be cheaper but it would eventually increase your electricity consumption and also decrease the life span of the device. If you buy an AC with a lower than required capacity (measured in tonnage), it would consume a lot more energy to provide the requisite cooling. Lower capacity units may save you on capital cost, but it would increase the electricity consumption and also decrease the lifespan of the device.
A lower capacity AC may be cheaper but it would eventually increase your electricity consumption and also decrease the life span of the device. If you buy an AC with a lower than required capacity (measured in tonnage), it would consume a lot more energy to provide the requisite cooling. Lower capacity units may save you on capital cost, but it would increase the electricity consumption and also decrease the lifespan of your device.
If you buy an AC with a higher than required capacity, you would end up paying more for the purchase, besides getting large power bills. Thus, getting the tonnage right is the key to getting the most bang for your buck.
How to calculate ac capacity for a room?
Here is how you can arrive at the right AC capacity and enjoy a cool summer at no extra cost. First, find out the area of your room.Then divide it by 600 to get the basic capacity.
For instance, if your room is 100 sq. feet, the basic AC capacity required would be 0.167 tons (100/600). Now, you need to add 0.5 ton to the basic capacity for every five people in the room. Ordinarily, an AC of 0.8-ton capacity would work just fine for a 100 sq. ft room.
AC capacity according to room size
Room Size (in sq. ft) AC Capacity (in tons) Upto 100 0.8 Upto 150 1.0 Upto 250 1.5 Upto 400 2.0
It is imperative that you pick an Air Conditioner (AC) whose capacity is just right to get the best cooling for your room at a reasonable cost. Choose the right AC size according to your room and you would get instant satisfaction and save money too.
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