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How to Know the Right Aircon HP Per Sqm For A Room

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Are you currently in search for an aircon for your home? If you’re unsure about the size or capacity, we’re here to help! We’re Teko.ph, the largest aircon, appliance, and computer services provider in the Philippines, with a guide to knowing the right aircon HP per sqm.

Why You Need to Know the Aircon HP & Your Room Size

While shopping for an aircon, you will see that they’re of different capacities or horsepower (HP.) HP refers to the cooling capacity of an AC, or how much strength it has to cool a specific area.

When you buy a desk fan for your living room, it will struggle to cool the entire space. Same principle goes to air conditioners. An aircon with low HP rating (0.5 or 0.75 HP) might be perfect for a small bedroom. Meanwhile, a 2.5 HP AC can cool a spacious living room.

Remember that an overly powerful aircon for a small room will constantly switch on and of—wasting energy and money. In the same way, a small aircon will also drive up your electricity bills if you use it in a large space.

It’s also important to note that you can’t guess your room size. If you have a measuring tape, grab one and do these:

  1. Measure the length of one wall straight out to the opposite wall. Note the measurement in meters.
  2. Measure the width from one wall to the opposite side that’s perpendicular to the wall you measured earlier.
  3. Multiply the measurements. That’s your room size in square meters.

Read our blog about Why & How To Know Your Room Size For Aircon to learn more.

Aircon HP Per Sqm Guide for Your Room

According to Meralco, it may cost you P965 per month on your electric bill if you choose the wrong aircon size! To guide you, here’s a list of recommended aircon HP per sqm:

Room SizeAircon Size
6-11 square meter room0.5 HP
12-17 square meter room0.75 HP
18-22 square meter room1 HP
23-27 square meter room1.5 HP
28-40 square meter room2 HP
41-54 square meter room2.5 HP
Aircon HP per Sqm Guide

While the aircon HP is important, it’s not the only factor to consider. Take note of the number of people who will use the room, the insulation, and even sunlight exposure. Don’t forget to consider your budget since there are lots of good brands of aircons in the Philippines.

When in doubt, consult a professional aircon technician! They can assess your specific needs and recommend the perfect HP aircon for your home. If you have a uniquely-shaped room or a space with high ceiling, they can help you assess it, too.

If you need a professional aircon technician in Metro Manila, just book with Teko! Visit our website and conveniently book a Site Survey or aircon installation in just a few clicks.