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Old 04-07-18, 01:48 PM
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Air handler installation

Hi guys, im new here and was looking for some advice. Im interested in replacing my old dinosaur a/c. I already got Air handler and wanted to install in it crawl space. My crawl space at entrance is around 6 foot tall. I believe this would be perfect.My question is i have only seen this done but not attempted it. The original heat pump was package unit and almost 30 years old. This unit is split.All the ducts come in almost where i want to place air handler. I wanted to install air handler and get someone to come out and test system and get it going. Is this something some one can do that is mechanically inclined. Anyone give advice on exactly where to start.Thanks for all help
 
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Your biggest problem will be to find some one to do that. Most pros don't want to do that, it gets them involved with the warranty.
 
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Why not just put in another package unit?
How did you know what indoor and outdoor unit to buy?
 
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Old 04-07-18, 06:29 PM
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well one reason is this unit is brand new and was given to me ..high performance carrier but its split
 
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Is it the right size for your house? Do you have the ductwork to accommodate it’s required airflow? How about power? You’ll also need to run a new power circuit to the crawl space.
 
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Old 04-07-18, 10:22 PM
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yes its same ton as original heat pump.. The duct work is like 8 foot from where air handler would be and.Im already working on power and stuff
 
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What tonnage is this unit and what size is the duct it’s connecting to? What material is the duct made from?
Just because it’s the same tonnage doesn’t mean it’s right. Did the old unit cycle on very hot or very cold days?
Did the unit come with an electric heat strip?
 
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Need help with air handler install..

Hi guys, im in need of some help installing air handler. When we purchased the house it had a package unit that was on its last leg. The original home owner had purchased a brand new carrier but its a split. I really want to use the split since its already here. I was hoping to install the air handler in crawl space. This crawl space has a height of roughly 6 foot. What i wanted to do was install air handler , in a place, that is 8 foot from the original ducts that went into package unit. Then build a base to put it,hopefully vertically, and hook up duct work. Then let tech charge it and test.Has anyone here do this sort of thing.Thanks
 
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for some reason this double posted me..please refer to earlier post
 
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Is this a heat pump? Is the new equipment the same size as the old unit?
You’ll have to run new electrical service. And a lineset.
What size is the unit and what size and material is the ductwork?
Seems like it would be easier to just install a new package unit.
 
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Threads combined.

You posted in A/C systems forum and heat pump forum. Which is it ?
 
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I wonder if the OP realizes there’s replies to these threads. 2 different threads on the same subject and they haven’t replied to either of them.
The OP was on yesterday.
 
 

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