# Which Size Air Conditioner Do I Need?

## How many square feet will a 3 ton AC cool?

I don’t know if a 3-ton air conditioner is sufficient for my house. You have to account for a lot more than the air conditioner’s capacity. An air conditioner with a 3-ton capacity will work well in an area of around 1,200 square feet.

## Is the a big difference between a 2.5 ton and 3 ton AC?

A two-and-a-half ton air conditioner can cool a home of up to 1,500 square feet while a three ton unit can cool a home of up to 18,000 square feet.

## Is 3 ton AC too big?

The rule of thumb is that one ton of AC capacity is enough to cool 500 square feet. A two to three-ton unit is the best for a 1,500 square foot home.

## Is it better to oversize or undersize AC?

An undersized air conditioner is likely to use more power because it is likely to run continuously, barely stopping for breath.

## How many square feet will a 10 ton AC unit cool?

It is common to assume that an air conditioning unit can cool 400 square feet per ton. A maximum of 600 square feet per ton of air conditioner can be reached in Las Vegas.

## How much does a 5 ton package unit cost?

Installation costs for a 4 to 5 ton AC unit would be around \$8,770 for a 2,000 square foot home, with the unit alone costing around \$7,970. There are cost factors that you can read about.

## What is the thumb rule for AC tonnage calculation?

Divide the number of square feet you’re cooling by 25 to figure out your AC needs. This is the amount of air you need to adequately cool your space. You need to divide the number by 12,000 to figure out how large your air conditioning unit will be.