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How many btu's do I need for a 1564 sq ft home and how many seers

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Not a simple answer as how well the home is insulated and how many window's, doors etc. play an important role as well as your geographical location. If the home has adequate insulation and the doors and windows are tight then I would think a 3 ton unit would do the job.

Hope this helps!

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