HOW MANY TONS AC I NEED FOR MY HOME?

Home Improvement

You are wondering how many capacity is enough for the size of my home?

It' depends where your home is located as well.

 

Using the charts below is not an exact scientific method for proper sizing

but it will help you determine approximate system size requirements based on your square footage (sf) or (sq ft) and climate zone.  

Use it as a reference along with one of the other methods to make sure you are in the right range based on your environment.

Look at the map and determine by your location the color of your zone. 

Use this to refer to the charts below to assist you in determining the right size system for your needs. 

  

 

 

Air Conditioning Square Footage Range
by Climate Zone (better seen in our Store FAQ below as it is in a color chart) 


1.5 Tons
ZONE 1 Red    Red  600 - 900 sf
ZONE 2 Orange  600 - 950 sf
ZONE 3 Yellow  600 - 1000 sf
ZONE 4 Green   700 - 1050 sf
ZONE 5 Blue    700 - 1100 sf
 
2 Tons
ZONE 1 Red     901-1200 sf
ZONE 2 Orange  951 - 1250 sf
ZONE 3 Yellow  1001 - 1300 sf
ZONE 4 Green   1051 - 1350 sf
ZONE 5 Blue    1101 - 1400 sf
 
2.5 Tons
ZONE 1 Red     1201 - 1500 sf
ZONE 2 Orange  1251 - 1550 sf
ZONE 3 Yellow  1301 - 1600 sf
ZONE 4 Green   1351 - 1600 sf
ZONE 5 Blue    1401 - 1650 sf
 
3 Tons
ZONE 1 Red     1501 - 1800 sf
ZONE 2 Orange  1501 - 1850 sf
ZONE 3 Yellow  1601 - 1900 sf
ZONE 4 Green   1601 - 2000 sf
ZONE 5 Blue    1651 - 2100 sf
 
3.5 Tons
ZONE 1 Red     1801 - 2100 sf
ZONE 2 Orange  1851 - 2150 sf
ZONE 3 Yellow  1901 - 2200 sf
ZONE 4 Green   2001 - 2250 sf
ZONE 5 Blue    2101 - 2300 sf
 
4 Tons
ZONE 1 Red     2101 - 2400 sf
ZONE 2 Orange  2151 - 2500 sf
ZONE 3 Yellow  2201 - 2600 sf
ZONE 4 Green   2251 - 2700 sf
ZONE 5 Blue    2301 - 2700 sf
 
5 Tons
ZONE 1 Red    2401 - 3000 sf
ZONE 2 Orange  2501 - 3100 sf
ZONE 3 Yellow  2601 - 3200 sf
ZONE 4 Green   2751 - 3300 sf
ZONE 5 Blue    2701 - 3300 sf

 

 

Reference Source :   http://www.ebay.com/gds/How-many-tons-do-I-need-to-cool-my-home-/10000000002054384/g.html