I purchased a house in Atlanta and I need to replace the HVAC. The house is around 1400 sq ft. How big of an HVAC do I need? I am debating between a 2.5 ton and 3 ton.
Thanks for your help!
I have a 3 ton unit in my house that's 2400 sf/2 story in the SE mountains about 200 miles north of you as the crow flies and it cools my house just fine.
Thanks so I am thinking a 2.5 ton might be plenty
With a last name of York, this isn't a trap?
3 ton should be okay with adequate insulation. 2.5 is probably a little small...
I agree with @Todd Rasmussen . If you want to get it completely right, you can find several “Manual J” Worksheets online that walk you through the load calculations.
Rule of thumb is anything over 1800 sq. ft. requires a 3 ton. So a 3 ton might be overkill for a small house. Your local HVAC company should be able to guide you.
Originally posted by @Derek York :
I purchased a house in Atlanta and I need to replace the HVAC. The house is around 1400 sq ft. How big of an HVAC do I need? I am debating between a 2.5 ton and 3 ton. Thanks for your help!
Most HVAC problems are solved by replacing the capacitor. $85 You have to find an honest HVAC tech or handyman. I've had that problem in 3 of my Phoenix properties where it gets a little warm sometimes. Made them work again just fine.
3 ton, but I always go overboard, a few hundred extra is always worth a future headache for me