Thu 23 May, 2013 02:13 pm
Hey guys, first of all I'm new here and hopefully I'm posting this correctly . Just had a question, I recently moved into a one bedroom apartment. 600sq ft. I have two small window ac units And I'm on a tight budget.... How much a month do u think my electricity will go up If I run them 24/7 on coolest setting?? Thanks for the forums !
Surprisingly, less than if you got whole house air conditioning.
Do you really need 2 for 600 sq. ft. apt.?
do you want to make ice cubes?
Look at the size of the AC units, probably in BTU. Convert BTU to kWh using Google or your favorite conversion formula. 5000 BTU = 1.47 kWh. The average price per kWh in the US is around $0.12. Your rate might be different. 1.47 kWh * 0.12 * 24 hours/day = $4.23/day. Let's say it is $5 which makes it one dollar per 1000 BTU per day.
If you're on a tight budget why buy 2 A/c units when one unit is perfectly appropriate?
I use one a/c unit in about 600 sq ft apartment and I live in max sun area...Sarasota FL. I use overhead fans appropriately to distribute the cool air..