Hello Everyone, I a new user to this site but I have been reading the forums for some time now. I am fairly new to the industry and am trying to learn as much and as fast as I can so I can help my dad out who owns his own AC company.
I am presented with a chanlange. My fatherinlaw is expanding his house from 1400 sq ft to 2800 sq ft.. Based on the heatload and the squarefootage he is going to need a second unit. He wants to take the exsiting air handler and move it from the utility closet into the attic along with the new system that is going to be installed. He wants to do this to open up more sq. ft. We live on the Gulf Coast and I am hearing that putting an air handler in the attic presents the following problems:
1. Creates mildew at a rapid rate
2. Enables the option to install high efficiency equipment
3. The unit turns into a rust bucket within years
4. Creates alot of condenstion in the system
Basically, I hear it is not a good idea and should be avoided if at all possible. If anyone has any feedback I would be more than happy to hear it.