Air conditioners are highly needed in Toronto and several other parts of Canada. You need an AC to maintain the temperature at optimal level and to avoid the scorching sun. The need for AC is becoming increasingly important especially because of the extreme weather events in Canada. The polar caps are melting at a remarkable rate; this calls for untold attention but the easiest way to keep the temperature in your room at optimum is to install an AC.
There are several considerations to make when you go out to purchase an AC. You need to consider the tons of AC needed for your room size. Most people go by the philosophy that the bigger is always the better. People want to cool their rooms at a remarkably faster rate but this cannot be really achieved with a bigger air conditioner.
A bigger air conditioner will of course cool the room faster but it will do a poor job in dehumidifying the room. This means that a bigger air conditioner will not be as effective as you suppose. A smaller sized air conditioner will also not be as effective, of course you should expect this. In fact, a smaller sized AC will even cost you much more to run because you will end up using more electricity to run the air conditioner.
How do You Get the Best Ton of AC for your Room
To calculate the ton of AC adequate for your space, you need to put into consideration the area of your home. You can measure your room area using a tape with any other measuring tool. In some cases, the tool may give a rough estimate but you can go with that.
The rough way of calculating the size of air conditioner needed for your space is to multiply the room area by 25 BTU (British Thermal Unit). In other words, one square foot room will require approximately 25 BTU per hour of air conditioner to effectively cool the room and one ton will cover 80 to 120 square feet.
This is a rough estimate but it is approximately equal to the real value. In some cases, a few other factors such as the environmental issues in your area can affect the tons of AC you need per square foot. For instance, you may need to increase the AC capacity in a very sunny room and there may be need to decrease the capacity in a very shady room. You may also have to consider the number of people in the room to determine the optimal ton of AC you will require to adequately cool the room. If the room contains more than 2 people, you may need to increase the capacity of the AC to cool it effectively.
Cooling your room is important and the best way to determine the AC capacity is to first calculate your room area. You need to know the requisite parameters and what you want before hitting the market, otherwise, you may end up getting undesirable results in your AC.