I wanted to know that why the word ton is used in measuring the capacity of the airconditioner, why the word ton is only used for aircontioner not for any other appliance
how the word ton was decided to be used while the word aircondition or the product was invented.
what is the formula of calculating the tonage, what is EER, BTU.
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Re: why the word ton used for airconditioner.
this what i found for you...
The unit ton is used in refrigeration and air conditioning to measure heat absorption. Prior to the introduction of mechanical refrigeration, cooling was accomplished by delivering ice. Installing one ton of refrigeration replaced the daily delivery of one ton of ice.
In the United States, a standard ton of refrigeration = 12,000 BTU/h = 200 BTU/min ≈ 3,517 W. It is approximately the power required to cool 1 short ton of water by 1 °F every 10 minutes; or the power required to melt one short ton (2,000 lb) of ice at 0 °C in 24 hours.
A ton is also a unit of energy equal to that power for a period of a day, or 24 h × 12,000 BTU/h = 288,000 BTU ≈ 303.9 megajoules.
A less common usage is the power required to cool 1 long ton of water by 1 °F every 10 minutes = 13,440 BTU/h ≈ 3,939 W.
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Here is a YouTube video that helps you calculate tonnage of an AC.
The only way to know the running current if it's not on the AC info plate with all the other info is to measure it. Calculating tonnage of your air conditioner
A dual axle dump truck (ten wheels) is normally rated at 10 cubic yards (270 cubic feet) load capacity.
A single axle dump truck (six wheels) is normally rated at 5 cubic yards (135 cubic feet) load capacity.
These are volume measures not weight measures.
Horsepower does not necessarily matter. Horsepower is not computed to capacity. Amounts of btu/ heat removal, is measured capacity. 12,000btus which equals 1 ton of cooling will cool a maximum of 500 sqft depending on the heat load. Obviously a brand new home with updated insulation vs a closed in lanai with a wall of windows...you get the idea
If you no longer have the manual that came with it, you can always measure the dimensions internally and do the math to calculate the cu ft capacity. Do do this multiply all the measurements together. Then write that down. Take and multiple 12*12*12 and write that number down. Take first number and devide second by it. That should tell you the cu ft capacity of your oven or whatever you want to determine.
Hi, I am not sure what you are wanting to know? If you want to know the size of the a/c tonnage wise, its 5,000 b t u's short of being a 1 ton unit. There is 12,000 b t u's of cooling per each ton. 2 tons would be 24,000 b t u's, 30, a 2 1/2 ton unit and so on. If this is not what you needed to know, please get back to me and let me know. Sincerely, Shastalaker7
I have a 3 ton a/c system that removes about 5-6 gallons of water from the air per day. Most portable dehumidifiers/air-conditioners rate at approx 1/2 to 3/4 of a ton. Your water output is pretty much normal.