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I'm looking to purchase a Rudd 2 stage model, 16 SEER, 5 ton along with a 100000 BTU 95% furnace. I have a two story home and will only be using the 1 AC. Will the Rudd cool both floors?

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Assuming that there are ducts ran upstairs and downstairs, it all depends on the square footage of the living spaces, i.e. bedrooms, living room, dining room, etc. You need an average of 1 cfm per sq ft. For every 1 ton of air, you have an average of 400cfms. So your 5 ton unit will cool/heat 2000 sq ft. A 16 seer unit with a 95% furnace is a nice buy and you will notice the difference for sure. Hope this helps!

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Ms. White,

A 5 Ton unit will provide comfort to a 2 story 2500sf home assuming you have the duct work to support the entire house along with the right amount of return air being supllied from both upstairs and down.

As a certified BPI building analyst and envelope professional I can provide critical feedback to you about other aspects of your home that will help increase your comfort and decrease your untility bills. If you are in the local DFW area I would be happy to consult with you in person. Please let me know.

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