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- Best Overall: Senville LETO Series Mini Split Air Conditioner Heat Pump, 12000 BTU 110/120V
- Best Budget: TOSOT 12,000 BTU Window Air Conditioner - Energy Star, Modern Design, and Temperature-Sensing Remote
- Editor's Choice: Midea 12,000 BTU U-Shaped Smart Inverter Window Air Conditioner–Cools up to 550 Sq. Ft., Ultra Quiet
Senville LETO Series Mini Split Air Conditioner Heat Pump, 12000 BTU 110/120V, Works with Alexa, WhiteView on Amazon
Amana White 12,000 BTU 115V Window-Mounted Air Conditioner with Remote Control | AC for Rooms up to 550 Sq.Ft | 24H Timer | 3-Speed | Auto-Restart | Digital Display AMAP121BW, 12000View on Amazon
DELLA 12000 BTU 115V/60Hz Energy Saving Window Air Conditioner, Whisper Quiet AC Unit with Remote, Cools Up to 450 Square FeetView on Amazon
Midea 12,000 BTU U-Shaped Smart Inverter Window Air Conditioner–Cools up to 550 Sq. Ft., Ultra Quiet with Open Window Flexibility, Works with Alexa/Google Assistant, 35% Energy Savings, Remote ControlView on Amazon
LG 12,000 BTU Window Air Conditioner, Cools 550 Sq.Ft. (22' x 25' Room Size), Quiet Operation, Electronic Control with Remote, 3 Cooling & Fan Speeds, ENERGY STAR®, Auto Restart, 115VView on Amazon
TOSOT 12,000 BTU Window Air Conditioner - Energy Star, Modern Design, and Temperature-Sensing Remote - Window AC for Bedroom, Living Room, and attics up to 550 sq. ft.View on Amazon
Whirlpool White Energy Star 12,000 BTU 115V Window-Mounted Air Conditioner with Remote Control | AC for Rooms up to 550 Sq.Ft | LCD Display | Auto-Restart | 24H Timer WHAW121BW, 12000View on Amazon
Shinco 12,000 BTU Portable Air Conditioners with Built-in Dehumidifier Function, Fan Mode, Quiet AC Unit Cools Rooms to 400 sq.ft, LED Display, Remote Control, Complete Window Mount Exhaust KitView on Amazon
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How many square feet is 12000 BTUs good for?
12,000 BTUs is good for 12,000 cubic feet of space, ie, a space that is roughly 3.2 times the size of a standard home office.
How big of a room will 12000 BTU air conditioner cool?
The room size of 12,000 BTU air conditioners is 600 sq ft. The 20 BTU per sq ft rule of thumb works for the following:
Is 12000 BTU too much?
It is always generally recommended to have a minimum of 12,000-BTU. This is because this is the minimum that is required for some parts of the country, and that is the power required to heat a large room. It is also recommended to have the maximum capacity of a fireplace, or the power required to heat a medium-sized room. A good rule of thumb is to consider the square footage of the room, and multiply by two. For example, a room with a size of 550 square feet would need 12,000-BTU for a full house of 5 people.
Is a 12000 BTU AC good?
A 12,000 Btu unit is a good size when you are cooling a room with a lot of windows or doors (think a large kitchen or dining room type of room) or you are using a large unit in a large room. The larger the room, the more air the unit will have to move through. It's important to remember that the BTUs are a measure of energy used in heating and cooling a home, not necessarily the size of the unit. In other words, a 12,000 BTU unit may only heat or cool a room of 50 square feet if the unit is in a very small room.