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PBA D-League: Marinerong Pilipino recovers to turn back SMDC-NU

first_imgTom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history Eugenie Bouchard’s bid for Australian Open spot ends in qualifying Inquirer 7 top UAAP 81 women’s volleyball players: Weeks 1 and 2 Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra LATEST STORIES The Bulldogs were down by just eight, 69-61, early in the fourth before the Skippers broke the game wide open. Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Marinerong Pilipino regrouped after blowing a big lead to beat SMDC-National University, 86-71, in the 2019 PBA D-League Tuesday at Paco Arena in Manila.ADVERTISEMENT Rogue cops marked as Gamboa’s targets in his appointment as PNP chief The Skippers lost a 21-point lead in the third quarter before reestablishing it in the final frame thanks to a 15-2 surge that extended their lead back to 21, 84-63, with two minutes left.Santi Santillan powered Marinerong Pilipino with 18 points and 13 rebounds while Anton Asistio added 14 points built on three triples.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubs“That’s the Anton Asistio and Santi Santillan that we’re looking for,” said head coach Yong Garcia in Filipino. “They give Marinero the experience we need.”John Galinato paced SMDC-NU (0-2) with 17 points, three rebounds, and three assists, while Shaun Ildefonso had 16 points, three boards, and two assists. Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ View comments Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines?last_img read more

From Civil War to Canada’s U-20 Soccer Team

first_imgThe young Edmonton soccer player has been picked for Canada’s U-20 team at the tender age of 15. His journey from Liberia on the other side of the Atlantic Ocean and is nothing short of remarkable.Alphonso Davies grew up watching his brother and father play soccer and felt the itch to participate.“Watching them when I was growing up, I really wanted to play,” he said.He began training with the St. Nicholas Soccer Academy and it was clear to his former coach that he was special.“He’s got unbelievable skill and speed,” soccer academy director Marco Bossio said.“Right off the bat, he was something special for sure. He was remarkable with his feet. He can shoot from a distance. He’s a phenomenal player.”Alphonso trained with the soccer academy for three years from Grade 7 to Grade 9 then was recruited to play with the Vancouver Whitecaps USL team. He has been playing with them for six months.“It’s a very good experience. Me coming in and trying to fit in, it’s going to be difficult, but I’m glad that I’m getting it done,” he said.There are several other players on the team who are around Alphonso’s age. The majority, are older than him but Alphonso said that isn’t nerve-racking.“Once you’re on the field, everybody is the same age. If you have the ability to play, you’re all equal to play,” he said.“You just gotta dig deep, gotta believe in yourself.”And he turned out to be right: one day when Alphonso was training, the team’s technical director informed him he had made the U-20 team.“It was a big surprise to me,” he said.Bossio said the selection of a 15-year-old for the team, where most players are closer to 18 and 19 years old, is significant.“The U-20 national team has selected the top talent in Canada. They chose Alphonso, even though he’s 15. They wanted to give him that experience with the U-20 program. That’s very, very rare and very special,” he said.“At the rate that he’s going, the sky’s the limit.”Alphonso’s soccer experience is remarkable on its own but even more so when his personal story comes to light.The soccer player was born in Liberia as the country was in the midst of a civil war.“I was really young. I can’t remember anything,” he said.“We managed to get out. We went to Ghana in a refugee camp. Then…we managed to get out of there, get to Toronto and come to Edmonton.”Alphonso can’t remember many details but said it was a trying period for his family.“It was a really tough journey. We went through a lot,” he said.Upon arriving in Edmonton, Alphonso said his family wanted to settle into a comfortable life.“We all just thought ‘move here, go to school, get an education’ but I started playing soccer and I started to develop a love for the game,” he said.Alphonso’s talent for the game is clear but he said his mother still wants him to focus on getting his education.“They’re really excited for me. They’re really happy. But my mom is telling me education is first. You don’t know — soccer can end tomorrow, it can end today,” he said.But Alphonso’s his sights are set on something big.“If I keep performing and keep putting in the work, I can really see myself excelling to the next level,” he said.“My goal is to play the highest that I can play [like] national team or overseas.” (Source: this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Antelope Valley Calendar

first_imgWhere: Sands Bowl, 43323 Sierra Highway, Lancaster Meetings: Partners For A Better Palmdale What: Community members are asked for input on the city’s crimefighting program called “Partners for a Better Palmdale.” The program is a community-wide attempt to make Palmdale the safest, healthiest and most vibrant city possible by bringing together the resources of businesses, neighborhoods, community groups, individuals and government. For information, call (661) 267-5115. When: 10 a.m.-noon Where: Larry Chimbole Cultural Center, 38350 Sierra Highway, Palmdale Art Events: Sculpture workshop What: The Palmdale Playhouse Visual Arts Group will close out its art workshop season with “Create Your Own Caricature Sculpture with Super Sculpey Clay,” taught by artist James Stapp. Workshop is free to members of the playhouse’s visual arts group, $15 for nonmembers. For information, contact the Palmdale Playhouse box office at (661) 267-5685 or visit When: 6-10 p.m. Where: Palmdale Playhouse, 38334 10th Street East, Palmdale Health: Senior Fitness Walk What: All ages are welcome to participate in this fitness walk. Entrance fee is $5 per person and includes breakfast and a T-shirt provided by High Desert Medical Group and Heritage Health Care. Proceeds benefit the Palmdale Senior Center Advisory Board. The course is less than 1 mile and will include the scenic downtown civic area. For information, call (661) 267-5551. When: 8 a.m. Where: City of Palmdale Senior Center, 1002 East Avenue Q-12, Palmdale Wednesday Government: Riedenauer to be honored at airpark What: The city of Palmdale will be honoring Lt. Col Bob Reidenauer with an unveiling ceremony of his name on the F-104. There will also be a meet and greet with Col. Ron Hirtle from Plant 42. For more information, call (661) 267-5115. When: 10 a.m. Where: Joe Davies Heritage Airpark at Plant 42, 2001 E. Avenue P, Palmdale Art Events: Holocaust Remembrance What: The Palmdale Playhouse will host the Antelope Valley Holocaust Remembrance Arts and Literature Contest. The free event is sponsored by the Jewish Community Council of the Antelope Valley and includes artwork, short films and multimedia presentations. For information, call (661) 267-5684. When: 6:30 p.m. Where: Palmdale Playhouse, 38334 10th St. East, Palmdale 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Monday Charity: A.V. Hospital Golf Tournament What: Tee Off for Antelope Valley Hospital’s Emergency Department Expansion Campaign. For information on sponsorship opportunities or player registrations, please contact Laura Young at (661) 949-5230 When: 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Where: Robinson Ranch Golf Club, 27734 Sand Canyon Road, Santa Clarita Tuesday Clubs: League Bowling What: J & J Social and Travel Club will hold its weekly League Bowling. For information, call (661) 267-2586. When: 6-8 p.m. last_img read more

Students eased into 2nd year of high school

first_img Ninth-grader Johssimar Molina said his parents were proud of him when he received a letter from the school, saying they were all invited to the award party. “They said they wanted to go,” he said. “I was doing really bad when I started this program. Now I’m getting maybe an A or a B.” Classmates Bianca Lopez and German Salazar, both 14, say they are now fearless test-takers when it comes to math. And Yadira Santos, 14, said the invitation to Thursday’s award party meant a lot. “I felt really proud because it’s the first time I got an invitation like this,” she said. District administrators hope to replicate Poly High’s Freshman Centre at dozens of other campuses by introducing small learning environments. Fries-Martinez explained that the Freshman Centre utilizes a “four-times-four” schedule, with students taking four classes each quarter, much like a university system. “It’s extremely important that when students leave middle school, they are very well taken care of in a personalized environment, and Poly High has demonstrated exceptional work,” said Bob Collins, the district’s chief instructional officer for secondary education. “We’re in the process of replicating the program on at least two dozen campuses.” Cohen-Thompson said the key to keeping students in school is connecting with them early in their high school career. “Ninth grade is a rough year for many,” she said. “What we want is everybody focused on their academics. We want everyone who graduates to be thinking of what they want to be after a rich, satisfying educational experience.” Susan Abram, (818) 713-3664 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! SUN VALLEY – They got mood pens and pizza, but for the 700 ninth-graders at Francis Polytechnic High School, it was the well-deserved pat on the back that meant the most. The ceremony Thursday night was their reward for studying hard, boosting their grades and – most important – staying in school. “Most of these kids don’t get celebrated,” said Cheryl Cohen-Thompson, coordinator of the campus’s Freshman Centre, a year-old program designed to ease the way between the freshman and sophomore years and lower the dropout rate. “We want them to get a taste of success. We want them to get a good foundation in their academics. We want them to take this success all the way through their high school career.” AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECasino Insider: Here’s a look at San Manuel’s new high limit rooms, Asian restaurant Nearly 90 percent of the freshmen who participated in last year’s program are now sophomores – an achievement, say administrators, considering that just 71 percent of ninth-graders advanced to the 10th grade in 2003. “It’s been phenomenal because it fills the needs of students by connecting them to this program and to its teachers, and they go into mainstream 10th grade successfully, ” said Poly High Principal Janis Fries-Martinez. With the Los Angeles Unified School District’s dropout rate averaging anywhere from 25 percent to 50 percent, the Freshman Centre proves that smaller learning environments can have an impact. More than half of teacher Karie Simpson’s algebra class, part of the Freshman Centre, were invited to Thursday’s award celebration, where parents beamed as their children received a total of 2,100 certificates of achievement in various subjects. “We have certificates for all of them, including students that have perfect attendance or those students who really tried hard and put their best foot forward,” Cohen-Thompson said. “We’re celebrating personal success.” last_img read more

Jesus Navas and Nolito both wanted by Spanish giants

first_img1 Sevilla are hoping to complete a double swoop for Manchester City pair Jesus Navas and Nolito.Forward Nolito wants to return to Spain having failed to settle in England following last summer’s move from Celta Vigo.The 30-year-old started just nine Premier League games all season and is expected to leave the Etihad when the window opens.Now Sevilla are in talks about doing a deal for the Spain international – while they are also hopeful of landing his compatriot Navas.The 31-year-old will leave City on a free transfer at the end of this month having not been offered a new deal by Pep Guardiola.Sevilla are willing to offer Navas a three-year contract.The Spanish club’s president Pepe Castro told Cadena COPE: “We would love to sign Jesus Navas. He’s a fantastic player. We’re in negotiations.“The meeting with Nolito was casual, but if we can, we’d like to sign him.“At the moment we are negotiating.” Jesus Navas and Nolito look set to return to Spain last_img read more


first_imgDDTV: THESE are the conditions families on one County Donegal housing estate are having to deal with this Christmas – and they say no-one will help them.The estate is in Kilmacrennan and called Lennon View, but every time there’s a storm the view gets too close…and water gushes towards the houses.In this video one of the residents Rafal Kimel films conditions there this weekend.“Thanks to Donegal County Council with each storm we have lakes on our estate,” said Rafal. “The estate should have be taken over by the council in 2007, but six years later this has not happened.“When it’s freezing our lake turns to ice and is very very dangerous. The sewage pumps on the estate stopped working five months ago so when we are flooded it pours into the street.“No-one wants to help us. We’re stuck and no-one will take any responsibility. The developer is long gone.“It’s very dangerous as well. I called the ESB as the water covers the electricity box. They passed information about the ‘high risk’ of shock to Donegal County Council. They did not react. It is just sad. Maybe when someone is hurt by electricity they will wake up.”Rafal says he has been waiting for two years for help, but no-one will.“We will spend Christmas with the smell of raw sewage outside our home. It’s not fair and no-one cares.”  DDTV: CHRISTMAS SEWAGE HORROR FOR FAMILY was last modified: December 22nd, 2013 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:DDTVDonegal County CouncilDonegal Daily Videofloodskilmacrennanlennon viewsewagelast_img read more

Track & Field To Take On Top-Level Competition At Nebraska

first_imgThe Bulldogs are one of 35 teams are set to compete in Lincoln, Neb., this weekend including a handful of teams ranked in the USTFCCCA poll. On the men’s side, No. 11 Kansas, No. 13 Stanford and No. 16 Texas are in the meet. On the women’s side, No. 6 Texas, No. 8 Kentucky and No. 18 Kansas State lead the strong field. Meyo Invitational Live Results Meyo Invitational Heat Sheets Meyo Invitational Schedule Husker Invitational Schedule Bas Van Leersum (Zandaam, The Netherlands) has enjoyed a similar streak for the men’s team as he has recorded a top-three finish in all three of his 400-meter races this season. The senior aims to add to that streak in the 400 meters on Friday. Husker Invitational Saturday Heat Sheets Following this weekend’s meets, the team returns to the state of Iowa next weekend for the Iowa State Classic in Ames. The bulk of team begins competition at the Husker Invitational on Friday, Feb. 3, starting at 4:30 p.m. with the field events and 6 p.m. with preliminary heats on the track. Competition on Saturday begins at 11:30 a.m. Husker Invitational Live Results Husker Invitational Friday Heat Sheets  Print Friendly Version In addition to the 32 Bulldogs heading to Nebraska, senior Reed Fischer (Minnetonka, Minn.) will compete against some the nation’s top runners in the 3,000 meters at the Meyo Invitational hosted by Notre Dame. Fischer owns a personal best of 8:06.88, less than half a second off the school-record pace, and he will be gunning for that record in a fast heat that includes competitors from programs such as Michigan, Michigan State, Georgia Tech and Indiana. Fischer is set to race at 10:45 a.m. on Saturday morning. Mary Young (Urbandale, Iowa) aims to keep her streak of first-place finishes alive as she has won all three 60-meter hurdle competitions she has entered this season. However, this week Young steps into the blocks against hurdlers from Texas, Kentucky, Maryland, Kansas, Arizona State and Nebraska. In the field events, Taryn Rolle (Nassau, The Bahamas) returns to compete in her primary event this week, the triple jump. In four competition in the event this season, she has two wins and a third-place finish. Last weekend, she nearly set a personal best in the long jump with a mark that ranks as the eighth best in the Missouri Valley Conference. Story Links The Drake University track and field teams will face some of their strongest competition of the season this weekend at the Frank Sevigne Husker Invitational hosted by the University of Nebraska.last_img read more

Bulldogs Host Annual Drake Classic

first_imgTeams took advantage of the beautiful Tuesday afternoon to post low scores across the board. For the second-straight year, Norwalk Ready Mix claimed the team title as Scott Bohlender, Jim Brown, Tanner Weatherman and Brian Harryman posted a combined team score of 131. Scott Helms was the individual winner of the Classic with a score of 66 to earn the coveted Blue Jacket awarded to the low-score of the tournament, which was played in a shamble format. The team score consisted of each team’s two lowest scores on each hole.For the 12th time, Bulldog supporters enjoyed the afternoon of play at the lush Talons of Tuscany. The pristine course is owned by one of Drake’s biggest supporters, Mr. Dennis Albaugh. Mr. Albaugh generously allows the Drake athletics department the opportunity to host its annual golf tournament, which serves as one of the department’s biggest fundraisers. ANKENY, Iowa – The annual Drake Golf Classic was played under ideal conditions at one of Iowa’s most exclusive golf courses, the Talons of Tuscany, in Ankeny, Iowa, Tuesday, June 11.center_img For more information about the 2020 Drake Golf Classic at The Talons of Tuscany, contact Matt Lyons ( Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more

Explaining Inland Seas Without a Flood

first_img(Visited 47 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0 The Great Salt Lake and other large extinct inland seas in the desert remain a challenge to explain by conventional geology.A press release from Stanford University suggests that “Tropical rain may have formed Utah’s Great Salt Lake, says Stanford Researcher,” but problems appear further down.  First, we learn that this is an old problem:Between 20,000 and 14,000 years ago, the deserts in the American Southwest were covered with enormous lakes. How all that water got there has long puzzled Earth scientists, but new work by a group of scientists that includes a Stanford climate researcher could provide an answer.These lakes “covered about a quarter of both Nevada and Utah.”  Till recently, the leading explanation called for a shift in the jet stream that dumped more precipitation in the southwest in the past.  Problem: that theory should show increased wetness from the coast inland that is not found.  That explanation has been “ruled out,” the press release indicated.The researcher to the rescue is appropriately named: he is Noah Diffenbaugh, an assistant professor of environmental Earth system science at Stanford’s School of Earth Sciences.  His theory calls for tropical rains from storms coming inland from the Pacific and Gulf.  These storms conspired to dump vast quantities of water in Utah and Nevada that formed giant lakes that dried up after the stormy period. Noah and colleagues published their idea in Science (Lyle et al., “Out of the Tropics: The Pacific, Great Basin Lakes, and Late Pleistocene Water Cycle in the Western United States,” Science 28 September 2012: Vol. 337 no. 6102 pp. 1629-1633, DOI: 10.1126/science.1218390).“We think that the extra precipitation may have come in the summer, enhancing the now weak summer monsoon in the desert southwest. But we need more information about what season the storms arrived to strengthen this speculation,” said Mitchell Lyle, a professor of oceanography at Texas A&M University and lead author of the study.They plan to drill dry lakebed sediments for clues. Nevertheless, as it stands, their hypothesis leaves many unknowns, betrayed by the number of times they used words like maybe and perhaps.With the data now in existence, it is impossible to determine whether summer precipitation was more enhanced than winter precipitation between 17 and 14 ka. However, if winter storms were the major precipitation source, it is difficult to understand why coastal California remained dry…. The evidence suggests that precipitation in the glacial western United States originated from the tropical eastern Pacific, perhaps via stronger spring/summer precipitation fed by tropical air masses rather than higher numbers of westerly winter storms.The hypothesis, or speculation as Lyle called it, leaves unanswered why the storms brought in so much precipitation then and not now, and why they impacted the Great Basin so heavily but not the coast of California.  Is there any other place on earth where inland seas have been observed to grow year after year from tropical storms in a restricted region?  If so, they didn’t refer to any modern analogues.  They just invoked the trendy phrase “climate change.”The Flood explains these lakes in a straightforward and plausible manner.  After the global flood, any landlocked basin retained its water.  In addition, increased precipitation during the (one) Ice Age kept them filled  As climate conditions subsided and stabilized over the next few centuries, some of the lakes breached their dams and drained out.  Many remnants of these escape channels can be seen today, such as the Channeled Scablands of eastern Washington.  The Grand Canyon is likely a relic of a colossal dam breach, as both Walt Brown and Steve Austin have proposed.  Smaller dam breach events are recognized by secular geologists, like the cascade of lakes from Owens Valley down to Lake Manly, now the parched playa in Death Valley.  Austin also found evidence for a catastrophic dam breach that explains the Santa Cruz river canyon in Argentina, a river that had misled Charles Darwin to believe in Lyell’s slow and gradual millions of years (see video on YouTube).Creation geologists ascribe these lakes to effects of a one-time event, the global Flood.  From small-scale analogues we can extrapolate to the kinds of forces necessary to create the lakes and canyons.  The required forces are far beyond anything observed today, undermining Charles Lyell’s concept of “the present is the key to the past” (uniformitarianism), a Victorian myth largely discarded today anyway (5/22/2003, 11/04/2003, 4/30/2009).  By contrast, the calculated forces fit well with the global flood model.The problem Noah Diffenbaugh and Mitchell Lyle face when attempting to provide a secular, materialist hypothesis for the dried-up inland seas is coming up with a “law of nature” that can account for them.  If tropical rains or jet streams cause giant lakes, why are they not building up vast inland seas today?  Why aren’t hurricanes creating new Lake Bonnevilles in Louisiana that we can watch grow year by year?  Why then, and not now? What was different?  Don’t just say “climate change.”Secular scientists generally discourage ad hoc mechanisms in theories.  While the Flood is a singular event, it is not ad hoc.  It has written testimony for support: the detailed record in Genesis 6-9.  Textual evidence suggests the record could have been originally written by Noah, an eyewitness, then handed down through his son Shem and his descendents, eventually compiled by Moses (the Babylonian and other accounts, with their absurdities, being corruptions of the real event).Contrasted with all the failures of Darwin and Lyell, the Genesis explanation should be taken seriously on its merits, whether or not the secularists mock, as they were predicted to do nearly two millennia ago (2 Peter 3:1-9) – another independent corroboration.  Which Noah is more trustworthy – one who wasn’t there, who leans on Charlie & Charlie, or one who was an eyewitness and told us what happened, with effects we can still see today with our own eyes?last_img read more

Four Ways to Find the Size of Your Air Conditioner

first_imgDo you know what size your air conditioner is? In the world of building science, you’ll hear a lot of talk about why oversized air conditioners are a bad idea. Why? Briefly, they don’t dehumidify as well, short-cycling wears them out quicker, and your home will probably be less comfortable if the air conditioner is too big. But to know if your AC is oversized, first you have to know what size it is.First, let me clarify. I’m not talking about finding the size of air conditioner you need. You do that with a heating and cooling load calculation. What I’m talking about is how to find the size of an air conditioner when you’re standing in front of it. Today, I’ll tell you four ways you can do that. 0423.5 0302.5 The 3 digits in the model number tell you the nominal capacity in thousands of BTU/hr. Since each 12,000 BTU/hr is equivalent to 1 ton of air conditioner capacity, it’s easy to figure out how many tons of nominal capacity your AC has.Pretty simple, eh? The numbers you’ll see on residential air conditioners and heat pumps are: M/N     Tons 4. Using Preston’s GuideIf you have a really old air conditioner (10 years or more), you’re not going to find it in the AHRI Directory. You probably won’t find it on the manufacturer’s website either. If you can still read the model number on the outdoor unit, you can look it up in another directory called Preston’s Guide. I’ve got a paper copy that covers the years 1960 to 2000. The current edition goes up to 2005. In addition to the old style book, you can also get it in CD-ROM form or buy an annual subscription to their online database.You need to know three things to look up an air conditioner in Preston’s Guide: the manufacturer, the outdoor unit model number, and the type of system. The last piece of info is needed because they cover several types and configurations of systems, from split-system heat pumps to single-package air conditioners. Once you have that info, you can look it up in the guide and find out the capacity in BTU/h and efficiency in EER or SEER. The book also shows the years that model was made, so you may need that bit of info, too, to home in on your system.When you’re looking up numbers in Preston’s Guide, you’re not going to get actual capacities because it doesn’t show data for different combinations of outdoor and indoor units. And keep in mind that while it does give the appearance of being more accurate than using the nominal size from the model number, it’s probably not since you haven’t looked up a particular coil combination. 0242 0181.5 If all else fails, just replace itNow that you have all these tools at your disposal, you should be able to find the size of just about any air conditioner you happen to run into. I say “just about” because occasionally you’ll find one with a dirty nameplate and when you wipe it off to read it, there goes all the remaining print, too. If it’s that old, though, just go ahead and replace it. The digits you needJust past that string of 5 characters, though, is the part that tells you the nominal size: 048. That means the air conditioner—or heat pump in cooling mode in this case—has a nominal capacity of 48,000 BTU/hour. I say nominal because the actual capacity is almost certainly going to be different. 0484 0605 3. Using the AHRI DirectoryThis method usually gets you the same data you can get from the manufacturer because manufacturers test their equipment to AHRI standards. AHRI just makes you work a little harder to get the info sometimes. If you’ve ever used the AHRI Directory, you know how finicky it is.As with getting the data from the manufacturer, with AHRI you look up the matching outdoor and indoor model numbers. You won’t always find the system you’re looking for in the AHRI directory, however. Sometimes it’s in there and hard to find. Other times it’s just not there. The latter could be because the model is too old or has been discontinued. It could also be that the two coils don’t match and haven’t gone through AHRI testing.Here’s a tip for you to make working with the AHRI Directory easier: Enter minimal information to start and gradually add more. For example, when I went there and entered 13HPX for the outdoor model number and Lennox as the manufacturer of the outdoor unit, I got no results. Nothing. So I removed the manufacturer and just searched on 13HPX.That gave me 1608 results. To narrow that down, I went back and added the size. Searching on 13HPX-048 gave me 260 results. Then I added most of the indoor model number, CBX25UH, and got it down to a manageable 6 results. The key is to be a minimalist! If you try to throw everything you’ve got at the AHRI Directory, it freaks out. 2. Using the manufacturer’s dataThe second and third methods are basically the same, but the source of the info is different. In the first method, you find the nominal size by looking at the model number of the outdoor unit. By gathering a little more information, you might be able to find the actual capacity of your air conditioner. What you need is the model number of the indoor coil, which is the evaporator coil for an air conditioner or heat pump in cooling mode.If you’ve got a typical central air conditioner, it’s a split system. That means it’s got two major components: the outdoor unit, where the compressor is, and the indoor unit, which has a blower and the evaporator coil. If the indoor unit is connected to a furnace, you want the model number off of the box with the coil in it. Just look for the part that has two copper pipes (the refrigerant lines or lineset) entering and a plastic pipe (the condensate line) leaving.When you have both the indoor and outdoor model numbers, you might be able to find the data for your air conditioner on the manufacturer’s website. The easiest way to find it there, though, is usually to let Google do the work for you.For example, using the outdoor model number in Image #2 below, I typed “Lennox 13HPX-048 data” into the Google search bar and found what I needed. It was the ninth link on the first page, and I had to navigate in a few pages from where it dropped me, but I found what I needed in their Product Specifications document for the 13HPX.That document has a lot of good data in it, but the part I was looking for was in the table that began on page 10: AHRI System Matches. (AHRI is the Air Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute.) It started with the low-capacity units (1.5 ton) and on page 20 finally got to the 4-ton units I was looking for. I’ve included a screenshot of a small part of the table below (Image #3) so you can see the data.Notice that the actual cooling capacity depends greatly on which indoor unit gets paired with the outdoor unit. It varies from a low of 46,500 BTU/h all the way up to 59,500 BTU/h. The latter number is the capacity of a 5-ton unit, so let this be a lesson to you in not putting absolute faith in nominal capacities.In fact, the cooling capacities shown in the table aren’t the only thing that affect the actual capacity. I wrote last year about some of the other factors that change an air conditioner’s cooling capacity. Basically, the difference arises because AHRI test conditions aren’t the same as design conditions. You can read the article to get the details on that. RELATED ARTICLES Air Conditioner Basics A 3-Ton Air Conditioner Will Rarely Give You 3 Tons of CoolingThe Magic of Cold The Difference Between Air Conditioners and DehumidifiersSaving Energy With Manual J and Manual DCalculating Cooling LoadsWhy Do We Measure Air Conditioner Capacity in Tons?Window-Mounted Air Conditioners Save Energy 1. Determine the nominal size from the model numberThe good news is that most HVAC manufacturers make it easy to determine the nominal capacity of your air conditioner. It’s in the model number. Go outside and find the outdoor unit, that metal noisemaker hidden away on the side or the back of the house. It’ll look something like the one you see above, although maybe not quite so decrepit. Then find the label that gives the data about your AC. It’ll look like the first image below.Up near the top of the label, you see the model number (M/N) and serial number (S/N). The model number is where you can find the number you’re looking for. Not all manufacturers do this, but most will give you a 2- or 3-digit section that tells you how many thousands of BTU/hour your air conditioner can move out of your home.The first section in the model number gives you info about the type and efficiency of the unit you’re looking at. In the case of this Lennox model (which, by the way, is not from the outdoor unit shown at the top of this article), the 13HPX tells you it’s a heat pump with an efficiency rating of 13 SEER. (That’s a nominal rating, too, which is a subject for a different article.) The X here indicates the refrigerant, R-410A in this case. 0363 Allison Bailes of Decatur, Georgia, is a speaker, writer, energy consultant, RESNET-certified trainer, and the author of the Energy Vanguard Blog. Check out his in-depth course, Mastering Building Science at Heatspring Learning Institute, and follow him on Twitter at @EnergyVanguard.last_img read more