So aren’t I the little thread monster lately….
Today’s question regards window unit air conditioners. The sales literature says 5000 btu is suitable for rooms “up to 150 square feet,” and 6000 btu covers rooms “up to 250 square feet.”
I want a window unit for my little man cave/redoubt/guitar room. It measures 152.1 square feet (call it 14′ x 11′,× or 154 square feet). That means 5000 btu’s.
I inherited from my father a tendency to overkill, and so I’m inclined to get the bigger unit. The problem with too much air conditioning, though, is that it will cool a space, and quickly cycle off, faster than it can humidify the space, leaving you with a cold but damp room.
That said, is there really that much difference between 5000 and 6000 btu for dehumidification purposes?
Even if AOC and her fellow commies never come for my precious bodily fluids, obviating the need for this room, I still want a window unit in it because Mrs. Wife is happy with the central air thermostat in the house set at 80
Or “off.” When the ac goes out on a super hot day, she notices, but doesn’t care, much less complain (tough egg, as you may recall from the deep freeze of February when the Texas power grid failed).
But I want at least one cold room in this house.
What would you do?