How to calculate the right spec for Reverse cycle air conditioning unit for a room

Discussion in 'Renovation & Home Improvement' started by Leonard Wanaguru, 28th Jan, 2020.

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  1. Leonard Wanaguru

    Leonard Wanaguru New Member

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    How do I calculate the a/c unit output when purchasing a reverse cycle a/c.
    Is there a formula?
     
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    Joynz Well-Known Member

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    But be careful.

    The calculator linked above does not take into account high ceilings, cathedral ceilings etc.
     
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    Incorrect - you will pay more for a unit which will do the same job as a smaller unit (more often than not).

    Call a couple of quotes, get them to size the unit appropriately and make your judgement call. Run through the details with the contractor so you know what you are getting.

    I recently installed several splits off two FCUs. Different contractors sized the equipment differently with similar outcomes (different brands)
     
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    Propertunity Exclusive Real Estate Buyers Agent Business Member

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    Yeah, same to you buddy.
     
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    But not always
     
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    Did you do the job twice?
     
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    To be sure to be sure.
     
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    It was a PERFECT multiple FCU split system air conditioner installation ;)