Air Conditioner Compressor Sizes

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Air conditioner compressor sizes will require you to get one in the exact size of the room you want to cool. Find out about air conditioner compressor sizes with help from a foreman for Lighty Contractors in this free video clip.

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Hello, everyone. I'm Joshua Clement, and today I'm going to talk to you about air conditioner compressor sizes. Air conditioner compressors come in a variety of sizes. They're basically limitless on what exact size you can get for your designated room. Now you want to make sure that you don't get too big of a size for your room because what will happen is the unit will turn on and off too often and cause it to short out and will not remove all the humidity from the room which will cause a problem with your unit itself. Here we've broken down to three different categories. A small room, a medium room and a large room. For your small room, like a bedroom, a ten by 15 room is 150 square feet. You'll need approximately 5,000 BTUs to successfully cool the room. For a medium room, like a living room which would be 22 by 25, give you 550 square feet, you'll need 12,000 BTUs to cool the room properly. And then for your large rooms, a 40 by 40, 1600 square feet, you'll need approximately 25,000 BTUs to successfully cool that room. When it comes to cooling all these areas you might want to think to step up to an industrial sized window unit. The industrial sized window units are a little bit bigger but they can handle a lot more area and put out a lot more BTUs than these small residential units. Figuring out the compressor size correlates with the BTUs. How many BTUs does it put out. So to figure out the compressor size you need to figure out how many BTUs it's putting out. And that's how you can successfully determine what size compressor you need. Thank you all for watching and good luck with this project.

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