BTU stands for British Thermal Unit, and it is the unit used to measure an air conditioner's cooling capacity, among other things. The higher the BTU, the more powerful the air conditioning unit; the more powerful the air conditioning unit, the larger the area it can cool. If you are looking for an AC that can cool off a very large area, you want an AC with a high BTU. In this article, we're going to take a look at what users have to say about these air conditioners, and see how they compare to your average AC unit.
User report that machines with high BTU ratings tend to be of higher quality, higher performance and quieter. They also have higher cooling ability, and, unsurprisingly, lower portability. Purchasing a high BTU air conditioner and using it in a smaller area than is recommended will lead to the AC unit cooling the room too fast and leaving it humid since it doesn't have enough time to properly dehumidify. When we're talking about high BTU, we mean double the BTU of an average AC unit, which allows these air conditioners to cool areas two times and a half bigger than regular AC units. High BTU units are considerably larger and heavier than their regular counterparts and when it comes to price, they hover around $1050, compared to the average of $275. Around half of high BTU air conditioners come with a heater. When it comes to brands, you want to look for Friedrich, Frigidaire, Pioneer, Kenmore and Sunpentown.
A high BTU unit is great if you have a large area to cover. However, they can be overkill if used in inappropriately sized rooms. All in all, they are solid machines that pack a punch.