What btu would I need to cool a 1, 152sqft homePost created: 2013-05-23 Type of Equipment: Air Conditioner Views: 87
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On 2013-05-26 JB wrote:
First, cooling capacity is measured by its ability to remove heat as measured in tons.
Since this is a relatively small space to heat or cool you would need a central AC unit of about 2 tons. However, there are far more variables that go into properly sizing a central AC unit than just square footage so I wouldn't rely just on that estimation. The best way to ensure you get the right size is to be sure you hire a certified HVAC tech to do a proper calculation. There are also some reasonably good online calculators.
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