How many tons of A/C are required per square foot to cool a space adequately?

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How many tons of A/C per square foot are needed in a home depends on several factors. You should figure the square footage of the area, then determine which heating/cooling zone of the US you live in. Most HVAC dealers have formulas to determine the right tonnage of a unit.
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Typically, 4 to 5 tons.
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1. Multiply the amount in short tons per square foot by 2,000 to convert the amount to pounds per square foot. For example, 5 short tons per square foot multiplied by 2,000 equals
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It depends on the house layout plus insulation, windows, doors, number of occupants (we all give off body heat) single story or two story house. A 2 Ton A/C unit can normally handle
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