Determining Cooling Capacity
To determine the cooling capacity you need for a particular application, use the following information as a rough guide:
Insulated areas: Provide 1 ton (12,000 BTU) of cooling capacity per 400 sq. ft. of surface area.
Uninsulated areas: Provide 1 ton (12,000 BTU) of cooling capacity per 200 sq. ft. of surface area.
1. For every 24 people present, provide one additional ton of cooling capacity.
2. For equipment generating excessive heat within the cooling area, provide additional cooling capacity in accordance with the amount of heat generated by the equipment.
Note: The above calculations are for estimating purposes only. Actual measurements for specific applications may vary.