General Chat Thread, Air Conditioner in General; Anyone recommend a good floor standing air conditioner. Our room is 3mX10m and 3m high.
20th March 2009, 09:33 AM #1
Anyone recommend a good floor standing air conditioner. Our room is 3mX10m and 3m high.
20th March 2009, 10:07 AM #2
You need to look at the heat output of everything in the room to calculate the BTU required, rather than just the size of the room...
20th March 2009, 10:42 AM #3
I know, but to be honest, there's that much stuff I just can't be bothered. AAAAHHHHHHH! I know now I'll get people replying with, "you'll regret it", "you need to work it all out correctly". But to be honest, it's only a guestimate any way, isn't it!
Originally Posted by OutToLunch
I know people who have worked it out to the 'nth' degree only to find it wholly inefficient. So, to be honest, I would just rather buy something 'fairly big' to do the job.
Now knowing this forum as I do, I will now get loads of feedback with incredible 'large' air con's! But I'm leaving myself open for it!!!
20th March 2009, 10:48 AM #4
I was planning on getting a standalone one for a room but County wouldn't allow it. We had to have a proper wall-mounted job. Not that I'm complaining, it came out of the buildings budget and is really efficient.
20th March 2009, 11:05 AM #5
I looked at it this way: It's too hot in here - whatever I get it will be cooler - more output will be EVEN cooler!
I got mine from here: Portable Air Conditioning Units From Aircon Direct
20th March 2009, 11:14 AM #6
Yes and no - sorry, didn't mean to sound short on the previous reply but it definitely helps to have a rough idea of what you need to cool. My office is probably about 5x6x4 and houses 5 servers + my admin PC and various switches - when I first demanded a standalone aircon unit that vented out the window my ex boss went off to B+Q returned with 9,000 BTU unit which just about took the edge off the heat but eventually died (probably from being thrashed too much!). Before replacing I did some back of a matchbook type calculations and came up with a rough figure to go on - went back to B+Q and got a 15,000 (maybe 14?) BTU unit and can now keep the room a morguelike 18/19 right up to the middle of summer. It's definitely worth doing a little scribble - if you can't be bothered with that, just get the one with the most oomph for your money and make sure you have a warranty
Originally Posted by KWestos
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