12,001 BTU & Up
Cool Large Rooms With a 12,000 BTU Air Conditioner
Heating and cooling larger rooms is a breeze with wall air conditioners with more than 12,000 BTUs. A BTU is a British Thermal Unit measuring the total output of energy for a cooling or heating unit. With wall-mounted air conditioners, you get control over the temperature of a room without having to undergo major renovations to existing duct work or the sacrifice of an entire window to add a window mounted unit. Wall air conditioners are installed into exterior walls with the aid of a metal sleeve that supports the weight of the unit and prevents air escape or pest invasion. Sleeves must be purchased separately and are essential for installing a wall air conditioner in your home or business. With units that provide more than 12,000 BTUs, you can treat a room that is anywhere from 550 to over 1,400 square feet in size. Depending on the model, you may also have the advantage of adding supplemental heat with your unit. Most units are not designed to be the sole heat source, however, because the BTU rating for the heating component is lower than that of the cool mode. Keep this in mind as you look for the right wall air conditioner for your space.
The Advantages of Large Wall Air Conditioners
A convenient way to make your room cooler and increase the airflow is to install a wall air conditioner. With the washable and disposable filter systems, they are easy to maintain. Most units function as dehumidifiers as well to further increase the comfort of the room for the inhabitants. When compared with window AC units, a wall air conditioner is much more energy efficient because it provides an airtight seal in the room. They are permanently built into the wall, so placement is ideal for windowless rooms and for keeping the light and ventilation of existing windows intact.
Adjust the temperature of the room from bed, from your desk, or from anywhere in the space with the convenience of a remote control operator. Models made by LG, Frigidaire and others will include the advantages of quiet operating levels, auto restart after electrical outages and adjustable fan speeds. Many wall air conditioning units offer energy efficient settings by providing for automatic shut off, programmable timers and energy saver modes to keep the fan from blowing when the temperature is otherwise stable. These units are a smart way to reduce heating and cooling costs because they can focus on one particular room rather than attempting to manage the thermostat of an entire building as with traditional heating and cooling systems. Wall air conditioners with more than 12,000 BTUs can cool rooms as large as 1,400 square feet. The higher the BTUs, the larger the room that can be cooled. For example, a 12,000 BTU wall air conditioner can cool a room up to 550 square feet. A unit with 18,000 BTUs can cool a room up to 1,000 square feet. A unit with 23,000 BTUs can treat a room up to 1,400 square feet. These estimates are based on rooms with eight-foot ceilings, though, so be sure to purchase a unit with higher BTUs for rooms with higher ceilings or with more intense amounts of sunlight.
Maintain Temperature Control For Maximum Comfort
With the addition of a large-capacity wall air conditioning unit, you can increase the comfort of your room. Convenient features such as remote control operation and the addition of supplemental heat options make wall mounted AC units an ideal solution to a room with less than ideal existing cooling and ventilation options. You can maintain careful control of the temperature in a larger room without sacrificing window light when you choose from Living Direct’s selection of wall air conditioners with more than 12,000 BTUs.