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Question DetailsAsked on 6/20/2013

I have a 2 story Stucco 2300 sq ft house. How much of a AC unit replacement will I need

Need a replacement AC system for a 2 story Stucko and hardy board home 2300 sq ft. What type and size Unit will I need to keep it cool.

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Sorry - this is not a question that can be answered with the information available to us. You need to talk to a licensed and certified air conditioning contractor, as unit sizing has to be calculated based on many facts, including the following:

1) total interior volume to be cooled

2) type of home ventilation - i.e. natural, forced air, continuous circulation system, etc

3) total sun-exposed surface area of house, and amount of shading from other houses, trees, hillsides or mountains, etc

4) type and color of siding and roof, as that affects solar heating and solar heat retention, as well as solar heat transfer time to the inside of the house (imagine differencde between an all-glass house with instantaneous solar heating, versus a foot-thick adobe brick wall where interior heating can take many hours after sun first hits it)

5) whether you have a basement as part of the ventilated area or not (contributes to cooling)

6) where in the country you live - i.e. how hot does it get and what is humidity in your area in the cooling season

7) how well your house is insulated

All told, these kinds of factors can make a 3:1 difference in the cooling capacity or "tons" of cooling you need, so you need an expert evaluation.

Answered 6 years ago by LCD




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