How can you tell if it is a 1 ton or a 3 tonPost created: 2012-11-10 Type of Equipment: Air Conditioner Views: 244
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On 2012-11-11 JB wrote:
This web page provides a simple rule of thumb: http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20080624205417AAJAV14
Otherwise, you can look at the outside condenser and where their should be a tag or plate that provides basic information about the AC unit. This will include the model number. In the model number there will be a number that is divisible by 12, such as 36 or 24. A 36 means 3 ton and a 24 means 2 ton. For a 2.5 ton unit the number would be 30 whereas 2 x 12 equals 24 and then plus 6 [half of 12] = 30.
So for example, a model number such as A036GC1 has a 36 in it so it is a three ton unit. Or a model number such as 2A7A3030A is a 2.5 ton (2x12+6 equals 30)
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