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    AC in winter

    This question is more for all the the techs up here where we get cold and snow. So Im sure whoever does sales at your shop sells combo systems in heating season, my question to you is do you, in the freezing cold dead of winter, still install the condensor, then come back for a start up in the spring/early summer or do just come back in spring and install and start up all at once.

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    You can install in the dead of winter but can't test/run the AC. Unless its made for cold weather. Your regular AC isn't.

    I'm guessing your getting a furnace and you can get an AC for a good price but are worried about winter install. If the company is a great one then you will be ok

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    I'm not getting installed I'm doing the install was just curious how everyone else out there was doing them. At our shop we do install in the winter, and return for startup.

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    I will install everything but the condenser in the winter. Rough in lineset, stat wire, install evap and condensate drain. The only reason I don't like installing the outdoor unit in the winter is because it can be a b!tch to level with the ground frozen.
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    We install in the winter. Weight in the appropriate amount of additional refrigerant. Start it to be sure it started. Return in spring to do the 1of2 maintenance plans.
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    We sure do them in the winter, don't need a a couple dozen jobs to do when it gets warm. We'll be swamped already. Don't run them in the cold but come back first warmth to check them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kevin Weaver View Post
    We install in the winter. Weight in the appropriate amount of additional refrigerant. Start it to be sure it started. Return in spring to do the 1of2 maintenance plans.
    x2 we have to return in the spring anyway to complete title 24 because weigh in in is not allowed anymore to final your permit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kevin Weaver View Post
    We install in the winter. Weight in the appropriate amount of additional refrigerant. Start it to be sure it started. Return in spring to do the 1of2 maintenance plans.
    x3. We sell more heat pumps than AC's though. Those get ran in the cold of course.

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