4th November 2019

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# What size air conditioner do I need for 1500 square feet?

Air Conditioning Square Footage Range by Climate Zone

ZONE 1 | ZONE 2 | |
---|---|---|

1.5 Tons | 600 - 900 sf | 600 - 950 sf |

2 Tons | 901-1200 sf | 951 - 1250 sf |

2.5 Tons | 1201 - 1500 sf | 1251 - 1550 sf |

3 Tons | 1501 - 1800 sf | 1501 - 1850 sf |

How many tons of AC do I need per square foot?

Understand here that the standard practice among

**HVAC**contractors sizing air conditioners for new homes is to use a rule of thumb. It's often in the neighborhood of 1**ton of air conditioning**capacity for each 600**square feet**of conditioned floor area, usually abbreviated 600 sf/**ton**.1

## How many square feet does a 24000 BTU air conditioner cool?

BTU Sizing Chart for Mini Split Systems

Area To Be Cooled | Capacity Needed (BTUs Per Hour) |
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700 to 1,000 square feet | 18,000 BTUs |

1,000 to 1,200 square feet | 21,000 BTUs |

1,200 to 1,400 square feet | 23,000 BTUs |

Up to 1,500 square feet | 24,000 BTUs |

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## What size furnace do I need for my home?

A standard that is used by heating and cooling equipment companies is to provide at least 25 to 30 Btu of heat per square feet in the home for a moderate to warm climate. A mid-sized home of

**2,000 square feet**would need approximately 50,000 to 60,000 Btu to heat it properly.3

## How many CFM are in a ton?

AIRFLOW. Air quantities (

**cfm**): 400**cfm per ton**of cooling is needed for normal comfort applications, 500**cfm per ton**of cooling for heat pump and high sensible heat applications, and 350**cfm per ton**of cooling for high latent heat applications.4

## How many Btu are in a ton?

A refrigeration ton is approximately equivalent to

**12,000 BTU**/h or 3.5 kW. Air-conditioning and refrigeration equipment capacity in the U.S. is often specified in "tons" (of refrigeration). Many manufacturers also specify capacity in BTU/h, especially when specifying the performance of smaller equipment.5

## What is the meaning of Seer?

**SEER**stands for Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio. It's a measurement of an air conditioner's cooling capacity to power input, or simply, the ratio of cooling produced (in BTUs) divided by the amount of electricity used (in watts). The higher the

**SEER**rating

**means**the greater the unit's efficiency.

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## How many square feet does a 2 ton air conditioner cool?

A well-insulated room with 100 square feet will require a 4,000 to 6,000 (a half ton) BTU air conditioner while a 12,000 BTU (one ton) unit can cool up to 500 square feet. A 2-ton (24,000 BTU) central air conditioning unit can effectively cool a

**1500 square**-foot residence.8

## How many tons of AC do I need per square foot?

Understand here that the standard practice among

**HVAC**contractors sizing air conditioners for new homes is to use a rule of thumb. It's often in the neighborhood of 1**ton of air conditioning**capacity for each 600**square feet**of conditioned floor area, usually abbreviated 600 sf/**ton**.9

## How much area does 1 ton AC cover?

1 Ton AC covers 80 to

**120 sq.ft**area. The**144 sq ft**is on border range. If you have many windows or if your room sun facing then buying 1.5 Ton AC is good choice. Below table has summarized capacity chart.10

## How much is a 3 ton AC unit?

Average AC Unit Prices by Size or Capacity

Central AC Unit Size | AC & Coil | AC & Coil Installed Cost |
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2.5 Tons, 30,000 btu | $1,525 | $2,695 |

3 Tons, 36,000 btu | $1,650 | $2,990 |

3.5 Tons, 42,000 btu | $1,780 | $3,250 |

4 Tons, 48,000 btu | $1,860 | $3,350 |

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## How many square feet are in a ton of rock?

Coverage Chart | ||
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One Ton of Rock Covers: | One Cubic Yard of Soil or Wood Mulch Covers: | |

240 square feet | 1” deep | 300 square feet |

120 square feet | 2” deep | 150 square feet |

80 square feet | 3” deep | 100 square feet |

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## What is a Manual J load calculation?

HVAC contractors use a

**Manual J calculation**to determine the heating and cooling loads of a home or building, and recommend the capacity of HVAC equipment needed. It's one of the tools published by the Air Conditioning Contractors of America to help HVAC contractors design a heating and air conditioning system.13

## How much power is consumed by 1.5 ton AC?

cooling capacity of 1 ton is equal to

For 1.5 ton AC ,power consumption of ac =cooling capacity/EER.

=1.5*3.517/2.7=1.954 kW.

AC consists of two units, Indoor unit which is called the evaporator and the Outdoor Unit which called the Compressor.

**3.517 kW**of power.For 1.5 ton AC ,power consumption of ac =cooling capacity/EER.

=1.5*3.517/2.7=1.954 kW.

AC consists of two units, Indoor unit which is called the evaporator and the Outdoor Unit which called the Compressor.

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## What is the meaning of 1 ton AC?

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**ton**, as used in the HVAC field, is a term that describes how much heat the**AC**unit can remove from a home in one hour. The measurement for heat is the British thermal unit (BTU). One**ton**of air conditioning can remove 12,000 BTUs of air per hour. They are the most efficient units available.15

## What do you mean by 1.5 ton AC?

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**ton**" in**air conditioning**circles is a reference to the heat capacity of a**ton**of melting water ice, over the period of one day. It is defined as 12000 BTU/hr, or 3517 watts. Note that this is a measurement of the heat transferred away from the cold side of the system.16

## How much units of electricity does 1 ton AC consume?

EER(Energy Efficiency Ratio)=cooling capacity of ac/power consumed by ac. cooling capacity of 1 ton is equal to

**3.517 kW**of power. AC consists of two units, Indoor unit which is called the evaporator and the Outdoor Unit which called the Compressor.17

## What size air conditioner do I need for a 3000 square foot house?

Furnace and Air Conditioner size for a semi-detached 2-storey home

Semi-detached House square footage * | Furnace Output [BTU/hr] | Air Conditioner size [ton] |
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up to 1500 sq ft | 40,000 BTU/hr | 1.5 ton |

1500 to 1800 sq ft | 50,000 BTU/hr | up to 2 ton |

1800 to 2200 sq ft | 55,000 BTU/hr | 2 ton |

2200 to 3000 sq ft | 60,000 BTU/hr | 2.5 ton |

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## What is a SEER rating for air conditioners?

**SEER**stands for Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio. The

**SEER**measures

**air conditioning**and heat pump cooling efficiency, which is calculated by the cooling output for a typical cooling season divided by the total electric energy input during the same time frame. A higher

**SEER**rating means greater energy efficiency.

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## What size air conditioner do I need?

What Size Air Conditioner Do You Really Need?

Area To Be Cooled (sq. feet) | → Capacity Needed (BTUs per hour) |
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400 up to 450 | 10,000 |

450 up to 550 | 12,000 |

550 up to 700 | 14,000 |

700 up to 1,000 | 18,000 |