## How many tons should my AC be?

To estimate your AC tonnage needs, multiply the number of square feet you’re cooling times 25. This equals the total number of BTUs you need to adequately cool your space. Next, divide that number by 12,000 to determine the tonnage capability you need in your new air conditioning unit.

**Can I replace a 3 ton AC with a 4 ton?**

Proper size is a must. There is no reason for you to install a 4 ton if you can use a 3 ton. The low stage isn’t that much less than full capacity because of the unloading scroll systems.

### What does 3 ton AC unit mean?

‘ One ton means the rate of heat transfer needed to freeze one ton of water in 24 hours. This is equivalent to 12,000 Btu/hr. So, a 3-ton AC for instance, does not actually weigh 3 tons. It means that it has a nominal capacity of 36,000 Btu/hr.

**What is the highest ton in AC?**

Talking about the expensive ACs in the market, Toshiba RAS-18U2KCVP 1.5 Ton 5 Star Inverter Split AC is the one that offers all the top notch specifications in terms of star rating and capacity.

## How much should a 3 ton AC unit cost installed?

Installing a 3-ton AC unit averages $3,800. But this cost varies greatly and can be as high as $5,000 or more. Be sure to consult a pro to get the most accurate estimate for this project.

**What SEER rating should I buy?**

Generally speaking, the higher the SEER rating, the better the unit’s efficiency. These days, new units must have a rating of at least 13 and most have a rating between 13 and 21, though some models may go even higher. For reference, most builder-grade HVAC units have a SEER rating of 8 or 9.

### What size air conditioner do I need for a 2000 square foot home?

STEP 1: Determine how many BTUs of heating and tons of AC you need

House Square Footage | BTUs Needed |
---|---|

1,200 – 1,400 | 23,000 |

1,400 – 1,500 | 24,000 |

1,500 – 2,000 | 30,000 |

2,000 – 2,500 | 34,000 |

**Why are air conditioners rated in tons?**

The use of tons to measure cooling capacity comes from this time. A ton refers to the amount of heat it takes to completely melt a ton of ice. The capacity of an air conditioner refers to the amount of heat it can remove. Rounding up 11,917 Btu/hr gives you 12,000 Btu/hr, which is one ton of air conditioner capacity.

## What is the difference between 2.5 ton and 3-ton AC?

A two-and-a-half ton air conditioner has 30,000 BTU’s and can cool a home sized 1,201 to 1,500 square feet while a three ton unit has 36,000 BTU’s and is designed for homes 1,501 to 1,800 square feet.

**Which AC is best and cheap?**

Best AC’s Under Rs 20,000: Budget-Friendly Window AC’s For Small Spaces

Air Conditioner | Capacity | MRP |
---|---|---|

Blue Star 3 Star Rating Window AC | 0.75 Ton | Rs 23,500 |

Voltas 2 Star Window AC | 0.75 Ton | Rs 20,990 |

AmazonBasics 3 Star Window AC | 0.75 Ton | Rs 24,999 |

Lloyd 3 Star Window AC | 1.0 Ton | Rs 30,990 |