With summer here, temperatures are rising which means air conditioning is a must! Wondering how to go about selecting the right air conditioning unit that will meet all your needs? We’ve got you covered! Here’s the top 5 factors to consider when renting an air conditioning unit:
- Familiarize Yourself with the Area You’d like to Cool
When it comes to finding the perfect air conditioning unit for your space, it’s important to ensure you have specific measurements of the area you will be cooling. Once you know the exact number of square feet that needs to be cooled you can determine the size of air conditioning unit required.
Here’s a quick guide to the standard air conditioner size required to cool various spaces:
|Area to be Cooled||Required Capacity|
|550 sq. ft||12,000 BTUs|
|700 sq. ft||14,000 BTUs|
|1,000 sq. ft||18,000 BTUs|
|1,200 sq. ft||21,000 BTUs|
|1,400 sq. ft||23,000 BTUs|
|1,600 sq. ft||25,000 BTUs|
2. Determine Your Cooling Needs
For starters, you should have an idea of how long you will need to have the air conditioning unit on rent. Once you have figured out your timeline for the rental, you will need to figure out where the air conditioner will be used and under what conditions. An important factor that will allow our representative to provide you with your best option, is to specify whether the unit will be used in an outdoor or indoor setting and if you have multiple areas that need to be spot cooled as opposed to one large area.
3. Identify your Power Sources
Before renting an air conditioning unit, you need to know the voltage of your outlets. Although the majority of air conditioners are compatible with the standard 120V outlet, larger units may require a higher voltage and professional wiring. To avoid any problems, make sure to determine how many outlets you have available and the voltage of each before settling on a rental.
4. Don’t Forget About Ventilation!
To cool the area, an air conditioner needs to vent the hot air that it is releasing. It’s essential for you to determine your venting path ahead of time so you have a plan for where the unit will need to be placed.
5. Provide as Much Detail as Possible
When speaking with one of our representatives, it’s important that you provide them with as much detail as possible, especially when discussing the space in which the air conditioner will be operating. Be very specific about the layout and elements of the area. For instance, make sure to indicate the number of people that will be working in the specified space. Details such as this could impact the amount of air conditioning required.
Wondering where to find a reliable air conditioner? Check out our line of top-quality air conditioning units including the Ocean Aire PAC1211 or call us at 1-800-315-COOP to rent yours now. The tips above, along with the help of our team here at Cooper, will make your air conditioning rental experience a seamless one!