How Much Freon Does a Five-Ton Unit Hold?

By Staff WriterLast Updated Mar 26, 2020 1:18:59 PM ET

A five-ton air conditioner holds around 10 to 20 pounds of Freon. In general, an air conditioner system needs two to four pounds of coolant per ton capacity. However, there are many variables that affect exactly how much coolant a particular system needs.

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