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What if the tonage of this model

Post created: 2013-03-28 Type of Equipment: Air Conditioner Views: 143

On 2013-03-28 JB wrote:

Not sure what model you are referring to (didn't appear in the screen for some reason), but I did find the following on Wikipedia that should provide at least some useful information:

"Air conditioner equipment power in the U.S. is often described in terms of "tons of refrigeration". A ton of refrigeration is approximately equal to the cooling power of one short ton (2000 pounds or 907 kilograms) of ice melting in a 24-hour period. The value is defined as 12,000 BTU per hour, or 3517 watts.[14] Residential central air systems are usually from 1 to 5 tons (3 to 20 kilowatts (kW)) in capacity."

I would also add that the tonnage of the unit will also depend on its size and size is determined by the cooling load of your home.

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