**12,000 BTU/hr = one ton,** this **btu to tons calculator** is used to convert **British Thermal Units (BTU)** in **tons of refrigeration** or cooling capacity.

BTU(British Thermal Unit) is a measure of heat energy, defined as the amount of heat required to raise the temperature of one pound of water by one degree Fahrenheit.

Tonof refrigeration is a unit used to describe cooling capacity, originally defined as the amount of heat required to melt one ton of ice in 24 hours.

- To convert BTU to Tons: Tons = BTU / 12,000
- To convert Tons to BTU: BTU = Tons × 12,000

Tons = 9,000 / 12,000 = 0.75 tons

**9,000 BTU is equivalent to 0.75 tons** of cooling capacity.

## BTU to Tons Calculator

BTU Converted to | Tons |
---|---|

9,000 BTU | 0.75 Tons |

10,000 BTU | 0.83 Tons |

12,000 BTU | 1 Tons |

15,000 BTU | 1.25 Tons |

18,000 BTU | 1.5 Tons |

20,000 BTU | 1.67 Tons |

24,000 BTU | 2 Tons |

30,000 BTU | 2.5 Tons |

36,000 BTU | 3 Tons |

42,000 BTU | 3.5 Tons |

48,000 BTU | 4 Tons |

60,000 BTU | 5 Tons |

72,000 BTU | 6 Tons |

84,000 BTU | 7 Tons |

96,000 BTU | 8 Tons |

100,000 BTU | 8.33 Tons |

## BTU to Tons Conversion Formula

The formula to convert BTU to Tons is:

Tons = BTU / 12,000

This formula is based on the definition that **1 ton of refrigeration = 12,000 BTU/hour**.

To convert 60,000 BTU to tons:

Tons = 60,000 / 12,000 = 5 tons

To convert 4 tons to BTU:

BTU = 4 × 12,000 = 48,000 BTU

## How do you convert BTU to tons?

**Ensure your BTU value is per hour**: The conversion assumes BTU/hour. If your value is for a different time period, convert it to BTU/hour first.**Divide the BTU/hour value by 12,000**: This gives you the equivalent in tons of refrigeration.**Round the result if necessary**: Depending on the context, you may need to round to the nearest whole number or decimal place.

**Let’s convert 78,500 BTU/hour to tons:**

78,500 ÷ 12,000 = 6.5416666…

Rounding to two decimal places: 6.54 tons

**78,500 BTU/hour is equivalent to 6.54 tons of cooling capacity.**

## How many tons is 42,000 BTU?

**42,000 BTU is equivalent to 3.5 tons** of cooling capacity.

To convert 42,000 BTU to tons:

Ensure the value is in BTU/hour.

Apply the formula: Tons = 42,000 / 12,000

Calculate: 42,000 / 12,000 = 3.5 tons

This means an air conditioning system rated at **42,000 BTU/hour** has the same cooling capacity as a** 3.5-ton unit.** In practical terms, this size system could effectively cool a space of approximately **1,500-2,100 square feet**, depending on factors such as insulation, ceiling height, and local climate.

## How many tons is 75,000 BTU?

**75,000 BTU is equivalent to 6.25 tons** of cooling capacity.

To convert 75,000 BTU to tons:

- Confirm the value is in BTU/hour (which it is).
- Use the formula: Tons = 75,000 / 12,000
- Calculate: 75,000 / 12,000 = 6.25 tons

A **75,000 BTU/hour** or **6.25-ton** air conditioning system is quite powerful. It could potentially cool a large residential space of about** 2,500-3,750 square feet**, or a small commercial area.

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