The cooling capacity of an air conditioner is the measurement of its cooling system. It is also defined as its ability to eliminate heat from a particular space. SI units are watts or can be denoted as W. the cooling capacity can also be described in tons and it uses to display how much amount of water at a particular temperature can be frozen in a particular amount of time.

BTU or British Thermal Unit is the essential temperature to increase one pound of water by one degree Fahrenheit. British Thermal Units per hour indicate how much heat a unit can liquefy from the air per hour.

A tonnage is also a unit, with which we can measure cooling capacity. If anyone is talking about a ‘1.5-ton air conditioner,’ it is all about the cooling capacity of an air conditioner rather than its weight in size. A ton denotes the amount of cooling power a ton of ice would give within 24 hours.

The cooling capacity of an AC is used to describe how powerful the unit is. When we compare an AC with a car, the cooling capacity would be similar to a unit’s ‘horsepower.’ 1 ton is equal to 12,000 BTUs.

**What is the cooling capacity of an air conditioner with 1.5 tons?** A 1.5 ton AC machine with 5200 or 5275 Watts cooling capacity has a 5-star rating with an EER of 3.1. It provides an input power rating of 1650 to 1700 watts. This way, 1.5 ton AC will use around 6.75 KwHr/Units per day.

People want to know how the cooling capacity of an air conditioner is calculated. Firstly, it is important to calculate the size. Then, you need to multiply the length times the width of the area like a room, which needs to be cooled. When it comes to practical calculation, multiply that total times 25 British Thermal Unit. This lets sufficient cooling no matter whether it is a moist or hot, raining, humid, sunny day.

## Know The Rated Cooling Capacity

The minimal capacity is generally the normal capacity of the air conditioner use per hour. While on the other hand, the rated cooling capacity of an air conditioner is the measurement of the capacity in the British Thermal Unit and tons according to the design of an AC. if an AC has more tons, it will provide a high-rated cooling capacity.

## Calculation of Load : Know How Much Cooling Capacity you Need

Talking about a load calculation, it is also defined as sizing for an air conditioner or heat pump. It will tell you about a number to focus on that shows your cooling capacity needs. Make sure that load calculation must be done by professionals, who have expertise in heating and cooling systems. When it comes to precise calculations, it takes many factors into consideration, which includes:

- The amount and quality of building insulation

- Total square footage

- How many windows in a building and in which direction do they have?

- How many natural cooling or shade elements does a building have?

If you do not have the right idea about the load calculation, then anyone can easily end up buying a unit, which is too small or too large according to his/her needs. It is because both of these work counterproductively. It may also waste their lots of money.

In case, if your air conditioner is too small as per your room’s or building’s size, it will not have adequate power to make your space feel cool. While on the other hand, if your AC system is too large, then it will frequently cycle on and off, which can lead to higher electricity bills as compared to reduced and necessary efficacy.

If you have an improperly sized unit, it will fight to support enough humidity levels, which means a reduction in the overall comfort of an environment. So, when considering the capacity of a 105 ton AC, ensure to know the load calculation.

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