What Size AC Unit Should I Get?
Air conditioners are measured by tons, but this isn’t the weight of your unit in tons. The tonnage of an AC unit is based on how much the unit can cool. A 1 ton air conditioner = 12,000 BTUs.
A BTU or British Thermal Unit is the unit of energy that equals 1055 jules. One BTU is the amount of energy needed to cool 1 pound of water by 1 degree Fahrenheit. A one ton AC unit can cool 12,000 pounds of water by 1 degree, each hour.
Home units can be anything from a 1-5 ton unit and they increase by .5’s as they go up. Size matters, but bigger is not necessarily better, having an accurately sized unit is the way to go.
The old school equation to finding out the right size unit for you is as follows:
The square footage of your house multiplied by 25, divided by 12,000, then subtract .5.
Climate zones also make a difference in determining the correct unit for you, and you can follow the equation or contact us for more specifics.
We are happy to assist you in finding the right unit for your home.
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