AC Facts: When you buy an air conditioner, you get the option of 1 ton, 1.5 ton, 2 ton, however most people may not know what this means!


AC Facts:  In air conditioners (AC), tons are used to measure the cooling capacity, it does not indicate the weight. It is measured in British Thermal Units (BTU), which indicates how much heat the AC can remove per hour.


In simple words:

1 ton AC: This is enough to cool a room of 120-150 square feet. This means it can remove 12,000 BTUs of heat per hour.

2-ton AC: This is enough to cool a room of 180-210 square feet. This means it can remove 24,000 BTUs of heat per hour.

It is important to understand that:

Area: While choosing the size of the AC, it is important to consider the total area of ​​the room.

Other factors: Also consider other factors like a number of people in the room, sunlight, electronic appliances, and insulation of the walls.

Star rating: Also check the star rating of the AC for energy efficiency.

Also keep in mind:

Ton is only an estimate of the cooling capacity.

Actual performance depends on many factors, such as the model, installation, and maintenance of the AC.

Here are some additional suggestions:

If you live in a hot climate or have more people living in your room, you may need an AC with a larger tonnage capacity.

If you have a smaller room and want to save energy, you can opt for an AC with a smaller tonnage capacity.

When buying a new AC, consider inverter ACs which are more energy efficient.

Get the AC serviced regularly so that it works efficiently.

If you are still confused, it is best to consult an HVAC professional.