How many kilowatts does a 4 ton central air conditioner have?
3413 btu per kW.
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It is not possible to give a precise answer, since central air conditioning systems use condenser and evaporator units separated by variable lengths of tubing, depending on the particulars of an installation. Most units hold 4 to 6 lb of refrigerant, depending on the cooling capacity (2 ton to 4 …ton). Check the data plate on condensor it will tell you the exact ounces it holds then do the math. Contact the manufacturer of the A/C Unit. Then you must adjust the charge up from what the nameplate says to compensate for the piping between the two components of the unit. (MORE)
3 basic components . Typically needs "A" coil atop furnace in ductwork, large vapor and small liquid copper lines running between a-coil and external (outside) condensor/compressor unit, 220 V at compressor end, and a professional to silver braze the commpr connections, evacuate the system, and… install the refrigerant. The all you need is a thermostat. (MORE)
The best answer is the one that's very properly maintained. It is unethical to say that one is better than the other, however, what ive heard to be the most commonly perceived is Trane, American Standard, Rheem,carrier,Goodman. It is very important to note that "Efficiency" should be paramount in yo…ur decision coupled with a GREAT maintenance schdule. (MORE)
I am going through the same thing here. I turned on my central air and found no cooling. I bought a set of AC service gauges to test the pressure of the suction, or low pressure side(large insulated pipe) and the pressure of the liquid, or high pressure side (little pipe). You do this by attaching t…he screw on hose plugs from the gauges to the little service valve plugs located on the outdoor condensing unit. They are like bicycle valves and must be screwed on completely to open the valve stems and get a reading. I had almost no pressure on the high side which told me that I had lost all my freon through a leak somewhere. The best way to find a leak is to get a bottle of nitrogen, a regulator, and a compatible hose to one of the service valves. Presurize the system with NO MORE THAN 200 lbs of Nitrogen. This is more than enough pressure to find a leak, and not so much pressure to explode your plumbing. This is done by making sure the out side of the regulator is dialed down to less than 200lbs. Once you find the leak, you can repair it by brazing it, or even epoxy if it is in the fine plumbing of the evaporator unit. Then you must evacuate the system with a vacuum pump, check for leaks (watch the vacuum stay consistant with the pump off and closed for a while), and then recharge with freon. Good luck (MORE)
It should cost about $4000 to install a 4 ton 13 seer AC unit. The price and costs will vary based on the brand of unit and the dealer. If the dealer is slow, the price will go down. If the dealer is busy, the price will go way up. The best thing to do is to compare brands and shop around. The best …way to compare brands is to go to the link below. (MORE)
Answer . the filter on a central unit is the same as the furnace filter usually located in duct work directly beside furnace
its in the model number 12, 24,18,36,48 is in the model and the number stands for btu 1000 per 2txb120098=12000btu=1 ton
Depending on the make and model of the air conditioner. It is probably your blower motor. There are two, possibly three items to consider. The motor, the start capacitor and the run capacitor. Some systems will have just the motor and the start capacitor. Some have just the motor and the run capacit…or. Usually (not always) the capacitor will show physical signs of failure. Burned terminals, swelling or white stuff coming out of the top. Expect to pay $30 for the capacitors and several hundred for a new blower motor. (MORE)
not really.. if you have a split system and its 1 stage heat 1 stage cool then you could put a cover over it.. they are designed to take all elements of weather..
The tonnage is usually found on the nameplate on the condensing unit outside. 12000 btu= 1 ton 24000=2 ton and so forth.
this is a common problem.. this means that the air surrounding the unit is hotter that the air that is going through the unit.. try insulating the parts that are sweating..
depends greatly on size usually assessed in tonnage how old the unit is and more
Depends on the relative quality of the house (insulation, glass,etc) and location (Atlanta vs Maine). Most air-conditioners generate about 400 CFM per ton, but don'tconfuse Square Feet with Cubic Feet. A sunny South-facing room inNevada will take more CFM to cool than the same size room facingNorth …in Maine. 1) The proper way to size HVAC systems is with the calculationprocess described in ACCA Manual J. There are some approvedsoftware programs that do this for you and there are some freebieson the web that can give an approximation. It takes into accountthings like windows size and types, insulation in walls andceilings, location of the house. However, it takes a little time to do this so often there are"rules of thumb" that contractors use to get a quick estimate.However, if you get a quote from a company for new HVAC and theydon't offer to perform a Manual J as part of the job, then findanother HVAC company because this one is cutting corners. If youare replacing an existing system and have made improvements to theinsulation, window, air-seal, etc. then a new Manual J loadcalculation should be performed. Many HVAC companies will try to install much larger than necessarysystems. Partially because they can charge more, but also becauseit covers builder and installer errors and can reduce complains onthe hottest days that the system is not working or is not bigenough. However, it is important to know that a too large system will coolyour house too quickly and not dehumidify well. So in a humid place(like Atlanta or Houston) your house will be cold but very clammy. 2) A newer house, reasonably well done in a moderate climate may bejust fine with 2.5 tons for a 2000 sq foot house. However, you mustunderstand that a 2.5 ton system in a 2000 sq foot house in a humidenvironment like Atlanta will be different that a 2.5 ton system inthe Nevada desert. In one case a 2.0 ton system in a 2000 sq foot house in S.California works well. 3) If you are considering a replacement, think about when thesystem was operating well, In the hottest afternoons did it run thefull hour and keep the temperature under control? Did it cycle ofand on? Did it run for less than 30 minutes of each hour? If during the hottest weather the system ran the full hour ornearly the full hour and kept the house comfortable, you probablyhave about the right size. If during the late afternoon of thehottest summer days it ran for 40 minutes or less of each hour, itis very possible you may benefit from a size reduction. A Manual Jload calculation can confirm your experience. (MORE)
This is a process that involves special tools to do. This would be best left to a professional. Refrigerant has to be pumped back into condenser or recovered. Line set, and electrical need to be disconnected. After unit is moved you will have to hook everything back up. Pull a vacuum on line set. …Recharge unit and possibly adjust charge if line set has changed length (MORE)
As much as went in. Not trying to be a smarta**, but there is no info on unit size or lineset length which are the 2 most determining factors of unit charge amount.
It should be listed on the tag on the outdoor unit (in ounces). If not I would say between 8-12 lbs as a guesstimate.
There are many factors to be considered. If the home is very nicelyinsulated and the existing ducting(if any) is in great condition,house is 10 years or younger, no vaulted ceilings, 4 ton is fine,if not, 5 ton is more sufficient. A qualified contractor should be sought.
I run a 3.5 ton plus the rest of the house on a 8500 watt so I would say "yes"
rule of thumb is 400 sq ft a ton but not completely right on. Need to do a solar calculation on the house before determining the correct size. Need to take solar load on windows
One hp is about 735 W, or 0.735 kW - now you do the math.
You have to check the label on the unit itself. It will give youall the information as far as maximum and minimum amps.
First thing take the EPA test to prove you know how to Handel refrigerant in a safe and responsible manner, receive your certification then go to a HVAC&R supply house present your certificate and purchase the correct refrigerant .
It depends on the efficiency of the air conditioner. I have two 3-ton units for my home. One recently died and I replaced it with a more efficient unit. The new unit is 16 SEER, while the old was 12 SEER. In general, the higher the SEER rating, the more efficient, but you get diminishing returns as …you go higher. For example going from 12 to 13 saves a lot more energy than going from 15 to 16. I have a whole house watt meter connected and measured both units after the upgrade to see how much more efficient my new one was. Below are the results. As you can see there is no easy answer to how much your unit consumes. 16 SEER - 2300 watts 12 SEER - 3400 watts (MORE)
If the house is well insulated, a 4 ton unit should work pretty well in about 1800 sq feet. But if the insulation is not good enough, then you need to go with a larger unit.
A single phase 4 ton air conditioner required 16to 18 Amps, depend upon the type of compressor used.
That's going to depend on a few things. Here are the ones we can think of right now: -- the capacity of the air conditioning system -- how many rooms there are in the house or building -- how well the building is insulated -- how many windows the structure has, and which way they face -- …the local climate of the place where the building stands -- how many people live or work in the building -- how many hours a day each of them spends there -- what each of them does while he/she is there -- what heat-producing things go on in the building, such as cooking, working out, etc. -- how often people go in and out of the building -- whether any of them leaves the door open when they enter or leave (MORE)
Apply for a permit . Have an electrician install an external through-switch . place a base on the ground leveled . place condenser on base . install line-set . install evaporator . hook up thermostat . hookup electrical . charge line . check for leaks . have installation inspected . check… temps and pressures in line . check air flow (MORE)
I've gotten three estimates, one for $4500 if I pay cash for a 3 ton 13 SEER with some odd mfg and installer. Another for $7500 (Lennox) and they dropped that to $6500 after a day, a third for $8000 (Trane or Carrier, 3 ton 15 SEER. Egads. What's a girl to do?
24" round duct or equal. register should be about 2 cfm per sq. inch. or 800 sq. inches for 4 tons
When referring to tons in relation to air conditioning, it is a measure of cooling capacity. A 3 ton air conditioner has the cooling ability of 3 tons of ice. A general rule of thumb for typical construction is 500 square feet of floor space per ton, so a 3 ton unit could cool a 1500 square foot hom…e. (MORE)
Can you mix sizes of indoor and outdoor air conditioner units like a 4 ton compressor and a 3 ton condenser?
Absolutely NOT ! you will end up with more problems,and spend more redoing it because it doesn't work together.And besides a 4 ton compressor needs a 4 ton condensor.3 ton condensor will not have the surface area to cool the freon from a hot vapor to a cool liquid,that is needed for optimal performa…nce in air handler,which is also rated for a 4 ton ,due to the coil size and the expansion valve size. (MORE)
in one ton that is 8amps more or less for the full load amprs. for no load amprs around 4amprs
Central Air Conditioners are installed into your house to provide cooling air in every room using a duct system. They are very refreshing on a hot day.
You Could Buy A protection cage for 600 or an alarm for 400 it may seem expensive but i had a air con stolen 8 months ago and it cost 1150 to replace
There are many possible issues with the most simple being you need to change out your filter/s and blow out your vents or you need a freon recharge, or it could be a more pricey fix such as a failing pump. It will take a professional check up to figure it out. It's easy to get one free or very reaso…nably priced. Just look in your local phone book & call around. Sometimes there's even coupon ads in their section! (MORE)
You could probably run it, but you'll never START it, even if you remove the safety interlock that makes sure it wont start unless the indoor air handler portion is already running.
The original definition of a "ton" of cooling capacity (heat flow) was the heat to melt one ton of ice every 24 hours. In North America, a "standard ton of refrigeration" is 12,000 BTU/h because that corresponds to the heat of fusion for water at 32 Â°F divided by 1 day.
Many companies make 6 ton air conditioners. AC systems of this size are rarely used for residential purposes, however - they're much, much bigger than any house would ever need. More commonly they are used for light commercial purposes like offices or retail stores.
air conditioners are sold /specified in tons because the heat related to melt one ton of ice is taken as standard capacity.
Same as in a second, or in a century. A kilowatt is a unit of power, not of energy.
It depends on the size of the air conditioner. But an airconditioner along with all electrical equipment will use an amountof watts or kilowatts continuously. The energy used is measured inwatt-hours or kilowatt-hours, in other words multiply the watts bythe hours it is switched on.
Cannot give proper estimate without knowing other factors, such as insulation, windows, shaded/not shaded. New ductwork or existing? Is ductwork sizing proper for 5 ton? Is it a package unit replacement or split with air handler in attic. Attic accessability?
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However, the initial cost is made up by their durable and efficient performance in the long run. By Rajib Singha (MORE)
It depends on the efficiency and the Max amp draw to be safe (you could be lesser to a point depending on minimum ampacity) There should be a plaque that has a max over-current or max breaker size. some high seer a/c's might need a 20 amp breaker for a 4 ton some older units may be 50, you really ne…ed to check it with the plaque. (MORE)
Judging by the 24 at the beginning of the model number, I would say this is a 24,000 BTU/hr unit. (2-tons)
This is not an answerable question. The correct amount of freon is set during the initial set up by the installer and is dependent on the length and routing of the lines.
There are 12000 BTUs per ton and there are 3.41BTUs/Watt. So by doing simple math the answers is....3519Watts/Ton or 3.519kW/Ton
Based on typical naming conventions - 36 - in the model number indicates 36,000 btuh nominal or 3 tons.
Look at the model # of the compressor. Chances are it will have anumber in the beginning that will be divisible by 6 but you divideby 12. The reason is that each ton of cooling provides 12,000 btuof cooling so the manufacturers put a number like 12 18 24 30 or 36in the compressor model # which relat…es to the btu rating of theequipment being 1, 1.5, 2, 2.5 and 3 ton respectively which are thetypical size units in most moderately sized homes at least here inthe northeast but a number like 60 is simply 5 tons. Hope thathelps. (MORE)
Based on typical naming conventions - 36 - in the model number indicates 36,000 btuh nominal or 3 tons cooling.