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What Size Is My Air Conditioner?

Posted on September 4th, 2015 by Jupiter Tequesta

When it comes to central air systems, it’s kind of like the story of “Goldilocks and the Three Bears.” That is, it’s important that you get the size just right. Too small and you’ll wear your unit out, too big and you sacrifice comfort.

What Size Is My Air Conditioner - AC Replacement Jupiter, FL

If you already have an air conditioner, you may be wondering how to determine its size. Follow these steps to do just that:

1. Locate the label

Modern day air conditioning units have a label that make it easy to figure out your system’s capacity. It’s within the model number (M/N)! Many manufacturers will input the unit’s capacity in BTU/hour within this area.

2. What to pay attention to

The first part of the model number will give you the air conditioner’s efficiency rating. Just past that, you’ll find the nominal capacity in BTU/hr.

3. Do the math

Every 12,000 BTU/hr is equal to about one ton of air conditioner capacity. Therefore, you just have to do some simple math to determine your AC’s capacity in tons. Not too bad, huh?

If you find that your air conditioner’s size isn’t just right, contact the experts of Jupiter-Tequesta Air Conditioning, Plumbing & Electric. We only offer top-of-the-line brand names in home comfort systems. We promise you dependability and worry-free performance! Get in touch today:

Jupiter: (561) 747-5740
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Martin: (772) 546-2822
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