How to choose air conditioner size

There is many different factors affecting the choice of an air conditioner for a house. The tables below outline a good starting point while choosing the air conditioning unit for a home in Mississauga, Ontario and in the rest of the Greater Toronto Area.

Air conditioner sizes for a bungalow

Bungalow Area [square feet]* Air Conditioner size [ton]
Built after year 1980 Built before year 1980
up to 1200 sq ft 1.5 ton up to 2 ton
1200 to 1500 sq ft 2 ton 2 ton
1500 to 1800 sq ft 2 ton up to 2.5 ton
1800 to 2500 sq ft up to 2.5 ton 2.5 to 3 ton
2500 to 3500 sq ft 3 to 3.5 ton 3.5 to 4 ton

*Basement area not included

Air conditioner sizes for a semi-detached 2-storey home

Semi-detached House [square feet]* Air Conditioner size [ton]
Built after year 1980 Built before year 1980
up to 1500 sq ft 1.5 ton up to 2 ton
1500 to 1800 sq ft up to 2 ton
2 ton
1800 to 2200 sq ft 2 ton up to 2.5 ton
2200 to 3000 sq ft 2.5 ton 2.5 to 3 ton

*Basement area not included

Air conditioner sizes for a detached 2-storey home

Detached House [square feet]* Air Conditioner size [ton]
Built after year 1980 Built before year 1980
up to 1300 sq ft 1.5 ton up to 2 ton
1300 to 1700 sq ft 1.5 ton 2 ton
1700 to 2500 sq ft 2 to 2.5 ton 2.5 ton
2500 to 3500 sq ft 2.5 to 3 ton 3 to 3.5 ton
3500 to 4500 sq ft 3.5 to 4 ton 4 to 5 ton

*Basement area not included