I am currently looking at a grant from Home Depot. (Up to $5000 in gift cards)
I need a project for the grant. I was considering maybe AC for the classroom. I need someone who knows AC better than me to tell me if that is even a good idea.
The thought was maybe to get a 48,000 BTU mini-split AC. ($4,200+)
Classroom is about 636 sq. ft. (about 20x29 plus some nooks).
It is poorly insulated (brick wall on inside is the same brick wall on the outside)
It has a single window and 2 double doors and a single door.
It has a drop ceiling. I think it is the normal 10ft height, but I need to check.
The BTU calculators on the web are all over the place for this… so I need some expert help.
1.) Is adding a mini-split a good idea or a bad one?
2.) What would be the correct size if it is a good idea?
3.) What else would be a good purchase from Home Depot if this is a bad idea?