Mismatched York System, Need Air Handler
Okay, so after a bunch of confusion and multiple visits from A/C guys, this is what my new house has installed:
Unitary Products Group (York/Coleman):
Air Handler Model: N1VSC1606A
Coil Model: G2FD048HH21G
Condenser Model: HBBE-F042SG
There is also a Honeywell Electric Air Cleaner.
First, the system is backwards according to the A/C Service Manager Tech:
Intake -> EAC -> Air Handler -> Coil -> Single Sized 8-Way Air Conduit
.. the Air Handler and Coil are backwards, apparently it should be pulling not pushing though the coils.
The tech told me the person who did this should be shot. The system is only two years old, air leaks, wrong parts, mismatches, and old building styles.
It's costing a lot of electricity and not getting me very far. He overcharged the system so it wouldn't freeze up on me.
I guess my question is, what Air Handler do I need and is it truely backwards?
*edit* The tech did say the Coil and Condenser were a correct match, though 3.5 ton was oversized for the house.
Swap the coil and blower around.
The HBBE 042 is rated with a 21" wide 4 ton drive.
Your current blower coil configuration is causing the problem. Once the coil and blower are reversed, you will be fine. And they can then correct the charge.
Really? Thats it? Because the Coil and Blower are both different colors and right now metal tape is the only thing sealing between the EAC and the Blower, I'm assuming I'm going to have the same problem hooking the coil to the EAC unless I have it sideways, maybe I should post pictures.
Originally Posted by beenthere
Can't pull air in teh side of that coil, your contractor will know that.
I would make sure you have the correct ARI rated coil. I may suggest you get a york coil to match the blower if the match you have is not rated.
This is how it is supposed to go! see page #3
Aire Serv of SW Connecticut- Gas heat, dual fuel and central a/c systems installed and serviced
Pictures of the System:
.. any thoughts?
Okay well got my quotes, could use some feedback:
They quoted 2/5th the cost of a new system to correct this one.
Originally Posted by djtachyon
1st, remove pricing as it is not allowed.
2nd, based on what Beenthere said you can potentially still have a good system once corrected. Why get a new one? Did the person who came out said it would be best? Just curious...
Sorry. Well he didn't seem to care either way. He also didn't think that it was much of a problem as it was. I almost had to convince him of the fact.
Originally Posted by Garc33
I am going to have a hard to justifying spending 2/5th the cost of a new system on a "cobbled together" system. They are mismatched parts, but apparently will work. I sent him all the models and pictures ahead of time and he only looked at it when he got here. Though it did seem to be the owner of the place. *shrug.
This is just crazy to me. But I'm a first time homebuyer, what do I know.
Did he check the heat exchanger.
If not make sure he checks it when he redoes the system.
No real reasin to get a new system, when this system should be find once configured correctly.