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Understanding Air Conditioner Sizes

When it comes to air conditioners, bigger is not necessarily better. A large air conditioner may actually be less effective and less efficient than a smaller one. The next time you’re in the market for an air conditioner, consider having the AC installation team at Oasis Heating & Cooling, Inc. help you find the right sized unit.

There are a few factors you should keep in mind when determining which size of AC unit to buy, the most important of which is the square footage of the space to be cooled. A space of only 150 square feet can be cooled by an air conditioner that puts out 5,000 BTUs per hour, while a space of 2,000 square feet should have a unit that puts out 34,000 BTUs per hour. The amount of shade or sun that a particular space gets can also have an impact on the proper size of AC unit. If you have any questions about which kind of AC unit you should get, contact the Chicago AC repair experts at Oasis Heating & Cooling, Inc.