I have a 1000 sq ft duplex that I would like to cool down in San
Ramon, California during this upcoming Summer. Our area has some
occasional 100 degree days, but most of the summer is in the 80's and
90's. Both back bedrooms are the hotest rooms in the house since the
sun shines directly on the back side of the home. I was hoping to run
one portable A/C in the living room and point it towards both
bedrooms, but would it be better to run two separate portable A/C's in
both bedroroms during the summer and still have some A/C getting some
cool down in the Living Room where I watch TV?
In regards to BTU ratings, what's my best solution in regards to
keeping cool and not paying an arm and a leg in electricity charges?
One A/C with a larger BTU rating or two smaller BTU portable A/C's in
Poor choice. Air circulation is as important as the BTU rating and I
doubt you will get enough this way.
More economical to run also, as you can shut off what is not needed.
You want maybe 6000 BTU for each the bedrooms, probably 8000 for the
rest of the space.
I have no experience with the portable units. Window AC is generally
more efficient, but you do lose use of a window while it is in.
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