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  1. #1
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    Air handler height.

    Hope I'm not out of line by asking this. I'm having a home inspection in Tallahassee and the a/c is a concern to me. It is a York AHX42D3XH21A. In the closet the air filter is about 6" off the ground. Unit is in a closet. When the solid door is closed the only return is from 24x24 inch grill in the wall.

    Air filter used is reserve pro 15x20x5. I haven't seen these before.

    Is it normal to have the air handler so low to the floor. It seems to me like something is not done right. BTW, there was permit pulled for this.

    My main concern is the height of the unit. Seems too close to the ground along with not enough construction. But I'm no expert. Just wanted your opinion.

    As always. Thanks in advance.

    Joe

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    Could you post a pic? Include a way for us to see how air flow is choked down with door closed.

    Are you sure the filter isn't 20x25x5? Post a pic of how the filter fits the unit if it really is a 15x20

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    You're correct . It's 20x25x5. I"ll post pics later today. Thanks.

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    These were the pictures I was able to take. I'll be able to return on Wednesday if you guys need additional pictures.

    Let me know what you think.

    Thanks...

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    Not real impressed with that job in general and the air will be turbulent down there but I have seen worse (in regards to filter location) as far as workmanship it looks ...well...like a typical quicky I see around here.

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    In order to work at its maximum potential, the unit should be raised? Do you think removing be solid door and installing a louvered door may help increase flow?

    I was thinking if moving the system to an area were a plenum could be make going straight into the attic. At this time, the plenum/round flex is squeezed between a the wall and truss.

    BTW, what's the minimun height the air handler should have? Someone told me 24" from floor.

    Thanks...

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    A louvred door would help . I don't think it has to have 24" . If you could increase it to 12-18 . And yes if the flex is pinched in there that would also be an upgrade.

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    This was discovered during a home inspection. Going to try and use this information as leverage to lower the price some..

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    andhereweare, this is the Ask Our Pro's forum, and only Pro members that have been vetted by the AOPC may post advise, commentary or ask questions of the OP here.

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    Love the "X-RAY vision" register above unit. I couldn't close my eyes at night if I did work like that.
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    Believe it or not thats open to the attic. Pulling hot air when it turns on. The home use to have a hole house fan. Above door and wall grills are open to the attic. That unit must never turn off. Temp at the above door grill is 125*.

    Just below the grill is drywall ceiling. Only a/c plunum going through it. Seems like a nightmare.

    Now i have to get estimates to have it installed correctly. Hope the seller drops the price on the home.

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    I guess that explains why they had to install it so low. If you end up getting the house look us up on the AOP map - I would love to be able to redo the job for you with a quality touch.

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