I recently purchased a 1500 square foot manufactured home for my mother. It was necessary to move the house, so afterward I hired a local HVAC firm to re-install the AC. However, they positioned the outside compressor unit backwards (see pic).
The installer insists it's fine and they "do them all that way". They won't re-position it without me paying for a new service call, parts, new dryer, vac and re-charge.
I've asked other installers and got conflicting answers: One HVAC tech told me that since the unit is on the south side of the home w/ no shade, the installer did the right thing by placing the front of the unit towards the house. Another said the installer was just lazy and didn't want to crawl behind the unit to hook it up right.
I guess the question is, besides looks, *is* there a problem with this installation? Intuitively I think yes, but I can't find any verifiable source (installation instructions, etc) that say so.
PS- this is a 3.5 ton Nordyne.