COMPUTING YOUR TEMPORARY AIR CONDITIONING REQUIREMENTS
Air conditioners are sized according to British Thermal Units or BTUs per hour. A BTU is a basic measurement of heat energy that refers to the amount of heat necessary in order to raise the temperature of one pound of water by one degree Fahrenheit. The first step in sizing temporary portable air conditioning needs is to calculate BTU requirements based upon cubic footage to be cooled.
YOUR NEAT HEAT SALES REPRESENTATIVE CAN COMPUTE BTU REQUIREMENTS FOR YOU ALONG WITH PROVIDING THE BEST SUITED TEMPORARY COOLING EQUIPMENT FOR YOUR NEEDS!
When calculating the cubic footage, multiply length of room by width of room and height of ceiling.
There are many other factors we take into account when determining what the best temporary cooling solution is for your needs, including but not limited to:
- What type of space requires temporary cooling? Is it an occupied or unoccupied space?
- Required ambient temperature or dehumidification?
- Is negative air required?
- Are there are any special issues for the application?
- If the temporary cooling units are needed because your permanent system is not available, what is the output/capacity of your permanent system? Are you looking to direct the cooled air into existing duct work?
- What electrical power is available in the space? What type of power outlets?
- Where the portable cooling units would be placed inside the space? Are there physical restrictions inside the space that would dictate where the portable cooling units could be placed?
- What hot air exhaust methods are available?
- Is a drain or sink in the vicinity that condensate water can be directed to?