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What Tonnage Do I Need?

An air conditioner’s capacity is measured in tons, but this measure doesn’t refer to its weight. In this case, a ton is a number that represents how much heat a unit can remove in an hour. To determine how much tonnage your air conditioner needs to efficiently cool down your house, you must take into account both square footage of your space, and the climate where you live. Warmer climates require higher tonnage to efficiently remove heat from large homes or offices with a lot of square footage.

South Florida’s year-long tropical climate makes cooling indoor air more challenging. Air conditioners that are 1.5 tons can cool off a space that is 600-900 square feet. Units that are 2 tons can cool off 901-1200 square feet spaces. Units that are 2.5 tons can cool off 1201-1500 square feet, etc. This pattern continues up to units of 5 tons that cool off 2401-3000 square feet, with every half ton increase adding about an additional 300 square feet.

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It’s important that the right sized air conditioner or heat pump is installed into your home for maximum energy efficiency benefits. If a unit is too large, it will short cycle, meaning it will turn on and off frequently. By doing this, your unit will be exerting more energy than needed and it may be reflected on your utility bill.

All Year Cooling offers AC installations throughout South Florida. We understand how important air conditioning is with temperatures that range in the 90s during the summer. Because of this, we offer Monday to Sunday service. We stand on the fact that the job is not done until you are satisfied.

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