How much refrigerant does a 3 ton AC hold?
Then, how much freon does a 3 ton AC take?
General Rule of Thumb 3-ton AC or Heat Pump with a 35 foot lineset will need a total of approximately 6-12 pounds of refrigerant, to fully recharge from empty. This includes the lineset, coil and unit.
Likewise, how many pounds of refrigerant does a home AC unit have? The rule of thumb is two to four pounds of refrigerant per ton of your air conditioning unit. Now most home air conditioning units are between one ton and five tons.
Keeping this in consideration, how many pounds of r22 does a 3 ton unit take?
4 pounds of refrigerant * 3 ton unit = 12 pounds of refrigerant needed.
How much r22 does a unit hold?
Today R-22 can be as much as $50 per pound, depending on where you purchase it. Typical residential air conditioning units hold from 5 to 15 pounds of R-22. Even more, according to the EPA, production and sale of R-22 be cease completely by 2020.