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    Can a flexible 'plastic' ac duct take a head pump?

    We currently have a flexible 'plastic' duct work for the ac. Can we use a heat pump with that kind of duct?

    Thanks

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    Are you talking flex duct? Not sure what kind of ducts you mean. Can you post pictures?
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    I do not have pictures but yes it is flex duct. thanks

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    Heat pump is not as hot as a gas furnace and gas works with flex. Why do you ask? Does your contractor have a different opinion?

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    Do not have digital camera but the duct is big plastic round 2' with metal rings that holds the trunk.

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    As stated a heat pump has lower discharge temperatures than a gas furnace or electric heat so you should be alright if sized properly. Do you have air conditioning now or just heat?
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    Have forced air heat through metal duct. Have a separate ac that uses flex ducting in the attic. Glad it works. thanks

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