Air Conditioners and Power
June 5, 2010 4:35 PM Subscribe
ElectricityFilter: How many A\C units can I plug in?
posted by jeffamaphone to home & garden (26 answers total)
My rental house came with a window-mounted air conditioner in storage in the garage, and my landlord said we could use it if we wanted. I just hauled it out and installed it in the master bedroom. It is an LG that is "designed for use on a 15amp, 115volt circuit".
I went and looked at my breaker box, and the one labeled "bedroom outlets, living room outlets, bathroom outlets" is a 20amp circuit.
I would like to put a second (exactly the same) window unit in the spare bedroom so when we have guests they can sleep in comfort too. Given the above, is it a bad idea two have two of these bad boys on a 20amp circuit that may, potentially, also be powering a bunch of other things like a computer + LCD monitor, printer, laptop charger, box fans, etc?