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The short form BTU stands for British Thermal Unit. In essence, it is an energy meter. The energy needed to raise a pound of water’s temperature
by one degree Fahrenheit is indicated by a BTU measurement. When discussing cooling and heating the facilities, it is commonly used.
Each HVAC system has a BTU ratings that informs consumers of the device’s strength and capacity. This makes obvious in the context of a heating unit:
BTUs quantify the quantity of energy needed to heat a pound of water. So what does it have to do with air conditioners? In other words, air conditioning
machines take heat out of the atmosphere and replace it with cold air. Thus, it monitors the amount of heat that is being taken from your house rather
than the amount of heat which is getting produced.
While selecting a unit that has the optimal BTU rating for your specific requirements is part of being accurate with unit sizing, it’s not necessarily
about measurements either. The total area of your house should be the first item you record. Resources on the internet that are easy to use and cost
nothing include charts that indicate the necessary number of BTUs based on the available area. It is also necessary to consider the height of the walls;
however, this is usually assumed for residences with ceilings that are eight feet higher.
You should also consider the thermal efficiency of your residence, its location, and its design and arrangement of the floors. These varied elements
together with your individual demands will determine the range of BTUs required for your area. In the end, having your unit run nonstop might lead to
faster breakdowns and higher electricity costs.
Give our air conditioning professionals a call if you want to discuss BTUs and which of our units might be ideal in your area!