## How big of an air conditioner do I need for a 1500 square foot house?

1,201 to **1,500 square feet homes** should use 2.5 tons. If your home size is higher than the number above but is less not more than 1,800 **square feet**, you can go for a three-ton A/C. Choose a unit that is 3.5 tons if your home measures more than 1,800 but not more 2,100 **square feet**.

## How many square feet does a 3 ton AC unit cover?

Air Conditioning Square Footage Range by Climate Zone

ZONE 1 | ZONE 2 | |
---|---|---|

2 Tons | 901-1200 sf | 951 – 1250 sf |

2.5 Tons | 1201 – 1500 sf |
1251 – 1550 sf |

3 Tons | 1501 – 1800 sf | 1501 – 1850 sf |

3.5 Tons | 1801 – 2100 sf | 1851 – 2150 sf |

## How many sq ft will a 2.5 ton AC cool?

**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.

## How many square feet will a 5000 BTU air conditioner cover?

The size of your space determines how much cooling capacity you need. Budget air conditioners range from 5,000 BTU, which can handle about **150 square feet**, to **12,000** BTU, enough to cover about **550 square feet**.

## How many BTU is 2400 square feet?

For example, if the bedroom and office area zone is 1,800 **square feet** and the living areas and kitchen are **2,400 square feet**, add together the recommended **BTUs** for each. You’ll need between about 180,000 and 280,000 total **BTUs** for your home based on the climate and house factors considered in the calculator.

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

If your **home** is **2000 square feet**, you can calculate your HVAC **needs** the same as you **would** for a 1600 **square foot home**. Assuming one ton of cooling capacity can cool 400 **square feet** of your **home**, you’ll **need** about 5.0 tons of **air conditioning** capacity. Multiply this by 12,000 BTUs, and you’ll get 60,000 BTUs.

## How much more efficient is a 16 SEER vs 14 SEER?

According to the Kobie SEER Energy Savings Calculator, a 16 SEER unit uses about 13% less energy to produce the same amount of cooling as a 14 SEER unit of the same size. That means that for every **$100** you’d pay to run your 14 SEER unit, you could save $13 by upgrading to a 16 SEER unit.

## What size AC unit do I need for 1600 square feet?

ZONE 1 | ZONE 4 | |
---|---|---|

1.5 Tons | 600 – 900 sf | 700 – 1050 sf |

2 Tons | 901 – 1200 sf | 1051 – 1350 sf |

2.5 Tons | 1201 – 1500 sf | 1351 – 1600 sf |

3 Tons | 1501 – 1800 sf | 1601 – 2000 sf |

## What SEER rating do I need?

The minimum standard **SEER** for air conditioners is 13, though most modern air conditioners have a **SEER** that ranges from 13 to 21. Most older A/C systems are **rated** at around 8 or 9, so even the lowest available **SEER rated** system you buy today will be much more energy efficient.

## How many square feet does a ton of AC cool?

A common rule of thumb is to assume that a standard HVAC unit can cool around 400 square feet of residential space per ton of cooling capacity. When calculating the power you need to cool your home, you can assign **12,000**BTUs that need to be cooled per 400 square feet of property.

## How many square feet will 1 ton of asphalt cover 2 inches thick?

The area that 1 ton of asphalt covers depends on the thickness of the asphalt to be used; for a half-inch thick section of asphalt, 1 ton will cover approximately 316 square feet, while 1 ton of asphalt will cover **79 square feet** when laid several inches thick.

## How much is a 2.5 ton AC?

AC Installation Costs by Tons

Central Air Conditioner Size | AC Unit BTU | AC Unit Only |
---|---|---|

2 Tons | 24,000 BTU | $2,620 |

2.5 Tons | 30000 BTU | $2,895 |

3 Tons | 36000 BTU | $2,920 |

3.5 Tons | 42000 BTU | $3,550 |

## Is 5000 BTU enough for a living room?

Window air conditioners typically have a cooling capacity ranging from **5,000** to 12,500 British thermal units (**Btu**/hr.). As a rule of thumb, an air conditioner needs 20 **Btu** for each square foot of **living space**. If more than two people regularly occupy the **room**, add 600 **Btu** for each additional person.

## Is 5000 BTU enough for a bedroom?

A **5,000 BTU** air conditioner can effectively cool a **room** that measures 100 to 150 square feet, according to a basic industry standard.

## Is 6000 BTU enough for a bedroom?

Recommended **BTU** By **Room** Size

If your **room** is 10’x 20′ (200 square feet), you’d need to look at a **6,000 BTU** unit. Once you get into 340 and 400 square feet per **room**, you’d need an 8,000 or 9,000 **BTU** air conditioner, respectively.