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We are buying a 14000btu portable a/c for the meeting room

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We are buying a 14000btu portable a/c for the meeting room at our church. It is 682sq. ft.
Should we reconsider and buy 2 of your 8000 or 10000 models? Any suggestions will be much appreciated. Sincrely, ***** ***** ***@******.***
Submitted: 12 months ago.
Category: HVAC
Expert:  BillyHvac replied 12 months ago.


My name is Billy. What would be the max expected occupancy?

Customer: replied 12 months ago.
30 adults or 35 children, not both at once.
Expert:  BillyHvac replied 12 months ago.

Thank you,

You are at 14,000 btu based just on sg ft.

Add 30 people and that is another 6,000. BUT this is only at full occupancy.

I would consider (2) of the 10,000. The one would be more of a back up or you would have redundancy if one ever failed to perform.