Blue Collar Bar. Can't get it comfortable. Please help!
Existing “5 ton” unit.
Bar is 70’ x 20’ rectangle. Ceilings 10’.
There are 6 vents where the air comes out. They are about 15” square. They are spaced one at each end centered and 4 in the middle squared. Like a 1-2-2-1 set up along the rectangle.
The big vent where the air goes in is 20” x 25” and just about center of bar.
The outside temp is usually 95 – 105 F July – Sept.
One of the techs showed me the readings of air temp into the bar at 55/56 while the air in the return was 81/82. The thermostat in the bar is way to hot at 85+
The temp in the bar has cut business by 50 during these hot summer days. My desperation and urgency got me 4 HVAC Co’s to come take a look. The suggestions were:
Company 1: Replace with a 10 ton system ($)
Company 2: Put in a 4 ton sytem with “exposed” duct running length of bar and use existing as backup ($)
Company 3: Increase size of existing air vents ($)
Company 4: Use existing 5 ton and run “exposed” duct length of bar ($)
The cost is not the issue… I just want the right solution, and right now I’m confused as heck and can’t do anything.
Please help. Hard working peoples comfort is on the line.
Last edited by beenthere; 08-19-2012 at 07:55 AM.