# How much refrigerant does a 3 ton AC hold?

**12 pounds**of Freon, depending on the unit. The exact amount of Freon needed is determined by a variety of factors, such as the type of unit and where it is installed.

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.