Hello and thank you for any help or guidance. The manufacturers in this industry are protective of their information, so I am hoping I can get some info here. My elderly folks have a RUUD UAND-036-JAZ Achiever Series Condensing Unit. It is a standard top exhaust model. The unit is installed under some stairs, and a contractor told us that a side exhaust model should have been installed, as the unit is overheating due to the stairs and lack of clearance..
The question I have is this. Are these RUUD units manufactured in such a way that would allow parts to be acquired to convert this unit to a side exhaust?
Seems to me that the design would be such that the same basic unit can be configured in different ways? Don't know if only some new sheet metal would be needed and some minor changes such as lengthening wires to the fan motor for the new orientation, or if a different condenser would be needed as well, assuming this change would even be possible?
There really isn't an easy site to move the unit to, so if possible, we would like to spend the money involved in moving the unit to address the overheating where it sits.