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Hot in the sack

DrezDrez Registered User regular
So, my air conditioner died and sleeping has become unbearable now that it's hot. And it's only going to get worse.

My room is approximately 117.36111 square feet. Per the Energy Star BTU guide, this puts me in the 5,000 BTU range.

I'm thinking of going 6,000 BTU for a few reasons. My bedroom is by far the hottest in the home. In my 11x11 foot space I have a lot of electronics: a Dreamcast, a Wii U, an Xbox 360, a PS3, a superpowered gaming PC, a 50" plasma HDTV, and a particle accelerator (just kidding - my Dreamcast is in storage).

On top of that, my room is right above the boiler room in the basement. Even with all my electronics turned off, it's as hot as Miami. Or Hell, if you prefer (I prefer Miami).

I know it's a bad idea to get an AC that's too powerful because it won't properly regulate moisture. However I've been sweating like crazy the last few nights and twice now my PC shut down - I think it's been overheating.

So, is 6,000 BTU (for 150-250 sq ft rooms) rather than 5,000 BTU (for 100-150 sq ft rooms) good? Or considering the electronics, should I go a bit higher?

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    bowenbowen How you doin'? Registered User regular
    edited May 2013
    You could always get a dehumidifier if you go to 6000 btu. I doubt 6k is going to affect it too much. I'm 100% positive 5K BTU will cool your room sufficiently. Generally 5000 will be able to get your temp 25-30 degrees less than the surrounding ambient temperatures.

    bowen on
    not a doctor, not a lawyer, examples I use may not be fully researched so don't take out of context plz, don't @ me
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    PantshandshakePantshandshake Registered User regular
    Drez wrote: »
    My room is approximately 117.36111 square feet.

    Approximately... how many digits did you drop?

    Also, get you a fan.

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    ArtereisArtereis Registered User regular
    They make bed fans that are kind of ] shaped and circulate the air under your covers. You might benefit from something like that.

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    DrezDrez Registered User regular
    I need a working AC. I already have a heavy duty Vornado air circulator (one of the large models - like 12" diameter). Last night I aimed it directly at me as I slept on maximum blow.

    It blew me hard all night but it wasn't comfortable nor did it cool me down.

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    bowenbowen How you doin'? Registered User regular
    Yeah when it's too moist it tends to just lose all the benefits of blowing.

    not a doctor, not a lawyer, examples I use may not be fully researched so don't take out of context plz, don't @ me
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    stormbringerstormbringer Registered User regular
    With that much heat load 6000 will be fine.

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    EggyToastEggyToast Jersey CityRegistered User regular
    I don't think having too much is an issue. 6000 is not enough over 5000 to really cause enough of an issue. I think the numbers are that 5000 is for 10x10 and 6000 is for 10x15, which are both approximations. In your case, not only are you heating the room with your stuff, but you're above a boiler. Is there a possibility that the boiler room is adding humidity to your space, too? In that case, going overpowered may actually be good.

    Generally if you go too strong, you just end up running it less while it burns up more power. You don't really want moisture in your room with all of those electronics anyway.

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    mrt144mrt144 King of the Numbernames Registered User regular
    So let me get this straight - you have a 50" TV in your bedroom.

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    bowenbowen How you doin'? Registered User regular
    mrt144 wrote: »
    So let me get this straight - you have a 50" TV in your bedroom.

    You don't?

    Hell son I have a PS2 in my bedroom.

    not a doctor, not a lawyer, examples I use may not be fully researched so don't take out of context plz, don't @ me
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    iRevertiRevert Tactical Martha Stewart Registered User regular
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    bowen wrote: »
    Yeah when it's too moist it tends to just lose all the benefits of blowing.

    I love it when you talk dirty to me...

    Word to the wise, whatever BTU is recommended for the room size go a size larger.

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    mrt144mrt144 King of the Numbernames Registered User regular
    bowen wrote: »
    mrt144 wrote: »
    So let me get this straight - you have a 50" TV in your bedroom.

    You don't?

    Hell son I have a PS2 in my bedroom.

    Just interesting that he has all these toys but still house share or apartment shares

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    Donovan PuppyfuckerDonovan Puppyfucker A dagger in the dark is worth a thousand swords in the morningRegistered User regular
    mrt144 wrote: »
    bowen wrote: »
    mrt144 wrote: »
    So let me get this straight - you have a 50" TV in your bedroom.

    You don't?

    Hell son I have a PS2 in my bedroom.

    Just interesting that he has all these toys but still house share or apartment shares

    Less rent = more toys.

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