About Air Conditioning

Choosing air conditioning systems should be a simple process with help from Ace. The most important piece of information you need to know is approximate room size. From here, you will be able to determine the number of BTUs (British Thermal Units: units of energy) required of an air conditioner to cool your room. A BTU range for residential air conditioning is between 5,000 BTUs for small room up to 32,000 BTUs for a small house. Once you know how many BTUs you will need you can choose the model with the look and price you like the best. Learn how to calculate the BTUs you’ll need by visiting our Projects and Solutions section.

Most air conditioning units offer temperature control options, energy saving settings and appropriate air conditioning equipment to set up everything just right. You will want to use the sill supports that most window units come with, as well as the expandable sides to ensure a tight fit to reduce drafts. Keep in mind, if you have an open floor plan and good circulation, with the help of a ceiling fan or room fan, you can cool an entire floor of your house from a single unit, provided its BTUs are high enough. Strategically installing a couple air conditioning units can be more cost effective than purchasing and running whole home air conditioning systems.

Ace makes it easy to find, buy and install the air conditioning systems you need in your home. For more advice on choosing the perfect system talk to an expert at your local Ace Hardware store.
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