How Many BTU’s Do I Need On My Air Conditioner?

Your air conditioner is designed for a 95-degree day and how many BTU’s it takes to cool the home at this outdoor temperature. Older models always operate at 100% capacity, meaning that they deliver all of the cooling they are capable of and use 100% of the electricity to do that, every time. When the temperature is only 70, 80, or 90 degrees, that extra capacity is wasted. Newer models are able to stage the equipment to deliver only the amount of cooling and use only the amount of electricity that is needed based on the outdoor temperature.