How can I tell the tonnage of my Copeland compressor?

How to Find the Tonnage of an HVAC Compressor

  1. Turn the power off to the HVAC condensing unit.
  2. Unscrew the service panel that is located on the unit.
  3. Remove the panel and look at the information diagram on the inside.
  4. Look for the line item that lists the BTU of the condensing unit.
  5. Divide the number listed by 12,000.

What do the numbers on a Copeland compressor mean?

Copeland Scroll refrigeration compressors (such as ZBxxKA-PFV) are designated by a “Z” in the first position of the model number. The second position determines the application range (B = high/medium temperature, S = medium temperature, F = low temperature).

Where are Copeland compressor manufactured?

The Lebanon facility, which employs approximately 900, celebrated its 50 millionth compressor in early September, 21 years after production started at the plant. The facility produces Copeland Scroll compressors for use in residential and light commercial air conditioning systems.

How do I know what tonnage my compressor is?

Simply divide the BTUs by 12,000 to calculate the tonnage of your unit. For example, if your air conditioner is 36,000 BTUs, you have a 3-ton unit. Some manufacturers bury tonnage or BTU information in their model numbers. Look for an even, two-digit number between 18 and 60.

Are Copeland compressors good?

Originally manufactured by Emerson, Copeland Compressors enjoy high recommendation. Every compressor that leaves the production chain undergoes tests for quality. The result is a reliable, quiet, and long-lasting compressor.

How do you check a compressor serial number?

The compressor serial number is located on the compressor nameplate, which is physically located on the compressor. The unit serial number is located on the unit nameplate, which is often located on the unit chassis near the compressor. On some smaller units, the nameplate may be located on top of the fan shroud.

How many BTUs is a ton?

12,000 BTU
There’s a complicated mathematical formula involved in converting the weight of that ice into energy, but in the end a “ton” of air conditioning capacity represents roughly 12,000 BTU per hour.