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Tonnage and SEER Ratings For New AC Units

Posted on The Cooler Blog June 14, 2021

Tonnage and SEER Ratings For New AC Units

Tonnage and seer ratings for A/C? what does it all mean? It is simple! If you are getting a new ac install, or you have a broken ac, you might need a new ac unit. Maybe you need a new AC in  Fort Lauderdale  or Boca Raton. Maybe in West Palm Beach  or Jupiter. Maybe your ac is leaking, your condensate drain line is clogged or a part needs to be replaced that can cost a big price. With if these are indeed your cases, it might be time to get a new and improved ac system from All Year Cooling. But where to start?

The first thing you want to know is do I have an adequately sized system in my home or residence now. The tonnage is based on how many square feet your house or residence is. For every 600 square feet, you need 1 ton of ac. Tonnage goes from 1.5 to 5 for most ac units in residential homes, ac units in apartment,  ac units in condominiums, even ac in offices, classrooms, garages, and much more. This means for an 1800 square foot home, a 3 Ton unit is needed and for a 2,000 square foot home, 3.5 tons is needed. You can have extra tonnage in a unit but, you cannot have more square footage than tonnage due to its insufficiency of being able to cool your residence down properly. More tonnage is needed for bigger spaces like warehouses, buildings, and more.

A SEER rating refers to energy efficiency. The higher the SEER rating, the more energy efficient your air conditioning will be. SEER ratings for most residential air conditioning units goes from 14 to usually 21 or even 22 SEER units. The formula used to determine a SEER rating is cooling output during the summer divided by energy used during the summer. AC units with a lower that 17 are usually single stage AC’s with the stages in between that and 21 being two stage or inverter ac systems. Higher SEER ratings result in our customers feeling more comfortable in hotter temperatures and energy bill savings.

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