Window unit sizing. Do environmental conditions matter?


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Old 05-21-20, 01:13 PM
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Window unit sizing. Do environmental conditions matter?

Hello,

I have a 110 sq. ft. bedroom. (1 of 3 bedrooms together at the end of hallway)
My window is "large" 50x50 inches - so I will need to add materials to take up the gaps for the small window units.
My window is facing the hot, afternoon sun, so on the hottest days, it will be in direct sunlight.
I have a couple of laptop computers, and an external monitor that I may run in the room; otherwise, it just an normal bedroom with bed, cloths, etc.

My room, so far this summer can get 78 degrees or more. I expect it could reach 80+ depending on weather.
So far this summer, the central air won't get below 75 (74.9), in my room, until 11-12PM or even later as things cool off in the night.

The central air is about 15 ft. from our bedrooms down the hall near the living room/kitchen.
It pretty much runs all the time, and can't cool of the house properly.

The sizing charts say a 5000 btu unit for my room size, but I was wondering if these conditions mentioned mattered?

Will the 5000 btu unit keep up in this environment as mentioned above?

Will keeping my bedroom door closed / open matter?

I am concerned about humidity with a larger unit. I did find a Portable HiSense 5500 btu at Lowes and am considering that, but I think I would rather a window unit.

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Old 05-23-20, 07:41 AM
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Anybody have any ideas?
I have ruled out getting a portable unit after some research. I will probably just go buy the 5000btu unit.
 
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Old 05-23-20, 12:26 PM
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I would think that 5000 btu A/C would be fine for that room.
I'd definitely choose that over any portable unit.

Will keeping my bedroom door closed / open matter?
If it's cooler in the hall.... leave it open. Otherwise the cool air in your room will travel into the hall.
 
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Old 05-23-20, 06:13 PM
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thanks PJmax
I ended up going with a 6000 btu A/C based on something else I read which is consistent with your statement about if I leave the door open. Since the rest the house is warmer, and I plan on leaving my door open at times. I might post back how it goes.

thanks again.
 
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Old 05-23-20, 07:54 PM
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BTW.... welcome to the forums.
Definitely stop back and let us know how the A/C worked for you.
 
 

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