May 23, 2012
Thank you for your question on the GE 6,000 BTU 115 Volt Window Air Conditioner with Remote
model # AEL06LQ.
Following are some general square footages and how many BTU's it will require before you consider other variables.
Occupied Space Above Ceiling:
200 to 300 SQ/FT - cooling cap. BTU/HR: 5000 to 6000
Insulated Ceiling Under Attic:
150 to 200 SQ/FT - cooling cap. BTU/HR: 5000 to 6000
* If area to be cooled includes a kitchen, add 4000 BTU/HR.
* If more than two people occupy area add 600 BTU/HR per person
The proper unit for any area you may be planning to cool depends on many things.
Room size, insulated ceiling, other air conditioning, number of windows, and the location (morning, evening sunlight). Decide if you just want to cool one room such as a bedroom or the whole house, then take your room or home area dimensions to Home Depot and they will help you find the right size unit or units.
3 key considerations:
1. will it fit in the window/wall
2. will the plug reach & is it the proper voltage?
3. size of the room?
The function of an air conditioner is to cool the room to a comfortable temperature and remove humidity.
I hope this helps!
Donna with GE
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