Tuesday, July 05, 2011

Your Body Gives off Heat

When sizing air conditioning equipment, square footage is not the only relevant factor. Climate, insulation quality, and room functions (i.e. kitchens with heat-producing appliances) must also be taken into account. Another important consideration may not seem as obvious: number of occupants. The body of an average adult gives off between 400 and 500 BTUs of heat per hour, a figure that increases during periods of exercise or strenuous activity. This helps during heating season, but can make it more difficult to cool down a crowded room on a hot day. Visit SupplyHouse.com for our full selection of air conditioning and mini-split products.