A 2-ton air conditioning unit is capable of cooling between 800 and 2,000 square feet of interior space. A building's energy efficiency, including air leaks, insulation and shading, and the climate it's located in impact how many tons of air conditioning are needed to cool it down.
The cooling capability of a central air conditioning units is measured in tonnage. A 1-ton unit can push out cool air at a rate of roughly 400 to 1,000 cubic feet per minute. Window air conditioners are generally labeled in British Thermal Units, or BTUs. A 12,000-BTU unit is the same as a 1-ton air conditioning unit.Learn More
To build a solar furnace, attach lumber boards to a plywood back panel to form a box, insert the can stacks into the box, drill the hose and air inlet holes at the top and bottom respectively, and paint the surfaces black. Finally, place the furnace in the sun.Full Answer >
The air handler of an HVAC system uses a blower to remove air from the home, force it through a heat exchanger and distribute the conditioned air through a system of ducts back into the house. On most systems, the blower is a squirrel cage fan that simultaneously creates a vacuum to pull air out of the room and pressure to force it through the ducts.Full Answer >
Kerosene fuel can be purchased at hardware stores, Home Depot, Lowes and gas stations in most rural areas, according to John J. Squires of St. Paul Mercantile. Kerosene is usually sold in 1- or 2-gallon containers.Full Answer >
There are several reason why a central heater might blow cold instead of warm air and these include a blown out pilot light, an overheated furnace or its thermostat is set to "On." These three issues are the most common causes of why a central heater will blow cold air and the ways to fix these issues are relatively simple.Full Answer >