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  1. #1
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    Inside hallway closet air handler is damn cold

    I have a 887 sq. ft condo. I'm OK having had a Carrier 2 ton installed.
    Everythings pretty nifty.
    When I touch the AC air handler above the furnace, it's pretty damn cold while
    it's cooling. Is this normal? I'm not talking stick your tounge on it and can't get it off.

    Obviously it's gonna be cold to the touch seeing as how that's where all the cooling is happening.
    It's really really cold. As if I could get more effeciency by maybe adding a line off the trunk and add another register to my living room.

    Is it normal to have that AC coils unit above my furnace pretty cold to the touch? For maximum effeciency?

    2 ton Carrier 38hdr slimline, Carrier Performace 80 series furnace/blower.
    Both recently installed.

  2. #2
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    As long as that section of your system is not sweating so badly it is dripping wondensate, it sounds about normal.
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  3. #3
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    Indianapolis, IN, USA
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    Probably oversized air and undersized ducts meaning higher temp drop and extra cold metal supply. Take temp entering the air handler and temp leaving. Unless very low humidity, much more than 20 degree drop would say to me low airflow.

  4. #4
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    Mar 2006
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    Thanks for the replies. I've got plenty of tonage to work with.

    I just don't like the idea of putting bigger registers in.
    The living room has the standard 12x8 whatever.
    The same in bedroom.

    I just can't see putting in bigger giant sized registers. I'd rather add
    another register. I don't want my condo looking like an office building.

    I tend to agree that I am probably not getting the most bang for my buck.

    One floor rectangle condo..ya know the type. Sloped roof in LR and BR.
    Both have registers/trunk/flexducts in the attic to those areas as best they can.

    Someone mentioned adding another register in the living room via a "kick wall"?
    (an access area to the LR via the attic).
    Above in the attic where I can get another duct off from the main trunk to that area.
    I might do that.

    God knows...I have plenty of air push.

    Thanks

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