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Best Air Conditioners for 1,000 Square Feet - Luce's Recommendation

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Most air conditioners can cool small to medium-sized spaces at a time. However, areas of 1,000 sq ft and up may need more powerful appliances to maintain the cooling comfort in your home. Here are our top recommendations for the best AC units for a 1000 sq ft space! 

Factors to Consider Before Buying an Air Conditioner

Price

1,000 sq ft is a relatively large area to cool. You may be looking at air conditioners priced $1000 and above, but you can also find air conditioning units priced between $800 to $1000 depending on the size ac unit, the cooling capacity, and other factors. Central air conditioners may cost $10,000 and above.

Cooling Capacity

How many BTUs will you need for a 1000 sq ft space? On average, you will need between 18,000 BTU up to 40,000 BTU. This may depend on external factors, such as the outside temperature of your area, and the number of rooms within the 1000 sq ft space.

Cooling efficiency can also differ depending on the type of AC unit. For large spaces with multiple rooms, we recommend having a professional installation of a central air conditioner or a mini split air conditioner. For single rooms, a window air conditioner or a couple of portable air conditioners should do the trick.

Energy Efficiency

Because the air conditioner needs to cool a large space, consider purchasing an inverter unit instead, or one with a high SEER rating. These will save you on operational costs in the long run, and maintain the efficiency of your AC units.

Maintenance

With large size air conditioner systems, you may need to prepare for high-maintenance units. Central air conditioning systems will most likely need checkups at least once a year, and other AC units, such as window AC units, will need filter cleaning every two weeks.

Best AC Unit for 1000 SQ FT Spaces

1. DELLA 18000 BTU Wifi Enabled Mini Split Air Conditioner & Heater Ductless Inverter System

At 27 SEER, the DELLA Mini Split system is one of the ideal AC units for 1000 square foot spaces. This air conditioner is energy efficient, and works with wi-fi to deliver optimal temperature control into the room through its indoor unit. The AC is quiet, operates with a remote control or app, and has a smart sensor thermostat.

2. LG Energy Star Qualified 18,000 BTU Window-Mounted Air Conditioner

LG 18,000 BTU Window Air Conditioners were designed to cool rooms of up to 1000 sq ft. With 3 cooling speeds and a 12-hour timer, this unit is ideal for small houses that can benefit from periods of cooling. The unit also uses eco-friendly refrigerant, and is energy-saving with an 11.2 SEER rating.

3. Mrcool Prodirect 1.5 Ton up to 14 SEER 18,000 BTU Split System Heat Pump

Hhp14018 Mrcool Prodirect 1.5 Ton up to 14 SEER 18,000 BTU Split System Heat Pump for Home Air Comfort for Summer and Winter Use With Gold Fin Condenser: Corrosion Resistant 22”x25”x22” 104 Lbs

This AC unit boasts an 18,000 BTU that can efficiently heat or cool multiple large rooms at a time. The split system offers optimized temperature control throughout the year, and has a corrosion resistant condenser unit.

4. Cooper & Hunter 24,000 BTU, 230V, 17 SEER Ductless Mini Split AC/Heating System

This inverter unit is energy efficient, yet its 24,000 BTU allows it to cool down spaces between 1,000 sq ft to 1,500 sq ft. Installation is simple as well, and the unit features a quiet compressor that is ideal for bedrooms, dens, and other locations within the home.

5. Wamife Portable Air Conditioner & Heater 12000 BTU, Smart Indoor Air Conditioner Voice Control with Alexa & Google Home

Most portable air conditioners cannot cool large spaces, but the Wamilife Portable AC can cool medium-sized rooms. Consider having a portable unit in your bedroom, or by your work station as the 12,000 BTU model can effectively cool its surrounding space on a budget, and its wi-fi enabled app allows you to customize your comfort.

Unit Price BTU Rating Energy Consumption Maintenance
DELLA 18000 BTU Wifi Enabled Mini Split Air Conditioner & Heater Ductless Inverter System $899.96 18,000 BTU ★★★★★ Low Maintenance
LG Energy Star Qualified 18,000 BTU Window-Mounted Air Conditioner $839.95 18,000 BTU ★★★★☆ Low Maintenance
Mrcool Prodirect 1.5 Ton up to 14 SEER 18,000 BTU Split System Heat Pump $1,015.00 18,000 BTU ★★★☆☆ High Maintenance
Cooper & Hunter 24,000 BTU, 230V, 17 SEER Ductless Mini Split AC/Heating System $1,299 24,000 BTU ★★★★★ Moderate Maintenance
Wamife Portable Air Conditioner & Heater $339.99 12,000 BTU ★★★★☆ Moderate Maintenance

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Maintaining your AC unit is one way to keep it functional for years to come. At Luce Aircon, we have the experience and expertise to clean, upkeep, and repair different types and units of air conditioners across Singapore, so you can be sure we'll get the job done right!

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