For hot areas it would be wisely to use a cooling system like an air conditioner to cool your LED display to minimize failures and expand the life time of your LED display. An air conditioner is nowadays a not very expensive cooling system but can be made expensive due to the power consumption of it. For that it is wisely to buy an energy efficient air conditioner for your LED display without having troubles in the near future.
To buy an energy-efficient air conditioner for LED display, you must first determine what capacity, or size, you need. This is important for two reasons:
Step 1: Calculate basic cooling capacity you will need for your LED display to meet the typical cooling load
Use this table to find the basic cooling capacity in Btu/h you’ll need based on total LED display area to be cooled.
LED Display Basic Cooling Capacity by Total Area of the LED Display
For a 22.6m² (240 sq. ft.) LED display, the basic cooling capacity will be 6000 Btu/h. If the cooling capacity of the air conditioner is more than 12,000 Btu/h, consider installing two smaller units. Otherwise, a single unit might require a larger amperage circuit (20–30 amperes) or a dedicated 240-volt circuit; consult an electrician for more information.
Step 2: Additional factors that can influence the loading capacity of the air conditioner for LED Displays
Answer the questions below. If a question doesn’t apply to your situation, leave the space blank. Then add or subtract from the basic cooling capacity to arrive at the approximate size of room air conditioner you should buy.
LED Display Capacity Deviations determined by External Variables of the LED Display