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  1. #1
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    What brand makes front air returns for 3 ton handler???

    Hello,

    I was getting a system installed in my house. A tempstar 15 seer heat pump. My old handler has a front air return apparently. The A/C constractor said they dont make 3 ton air handlers with front returns for ICP products. Is this true?

    My closet is set in a way that it would be very difficult to build it up for a regular handler because of space limitations.

    Does anyone know what other brands make 3 ton front return air handlers??

    Thank you all

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    I might have said it wrong. Excuse my ignorance. What i was saying is that the the air intake for the handler needs to be in front instead of an upflow. And the largest they make them is for 2.5 tons.

    Thanks again

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    Trane has a front return air handler. Call and get a price from a Trane contrator.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ascj View Post
    Trane has a front return air handler. Call and get a price from a Trane contrator.
    Yes. I took a look and see they only have the front return air handlers in the 3 ton size for R-22 and not variable speed. Just for the OP's info.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RyanHughes View Post
    Yes. I took a look and see they only have the front return air handlers in the 3 ton size for R-22 and not variable speed. Just for the OP's info.
    They have the variable speed for 410a, I think. And if I were buying a new heat pump system, I wouldn't even consider a R22 system.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ascj View Post
    They have the variable speed for 410a, I think. And if I were buying a new heat pump system, I wouldn't even consider a R22 system.
    Yes they do, just not for the 3 ton size unfortunately, according to Trane's published literature and AHRI database. 4TFE3F25B1 is the model for the variable speed, R410A front return unit, but it's a 2 ton.

    They do make a non variable speed, R410A 3 ton front return air handler. 4TFB3F36B1.

    I'll attach the info I have on them. If the OP is looking for a 3 ton front return air handler, this may be the one he/she needs to go with. Or the one Carrier makes (FF1ENP036) but that's also not variable speed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RyanHughes View Post
    Yes they do, just not for the 3 ton size unfortunately, according to Trane's published literature and AHRI database. 4TFE3F25B1 is the model for the variable speed, R410A front return unit, but it's a 2 ton.
    That model is configurable for 1.5 to 3 ton

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    Quote Originally Posted by Swampfox View Post
    That model is configurable for 1.5 to 3 ton
    You are correct, can't go by the "size" in the model number anymore. So for the OP, that would be a good air handler given his requirements.

    I'm sure you have experience with these kinds of units with beach condo installs.

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    Carrier makes a similar model also.
    How tall are you Private???!!!!

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    Is this what you're looking for?

    This is the Carrier
    http://www.docs.hvacpartners.com/idc...t/ff1e-2pd.pdf

    Good luck. I also know Goodman makes one.
    Here is info on the Goodman

    http://www.goodmanmfg.com/Home/Produ...0/Default.aspx

    lso First Company:
    http://www.firstco.com/products/wca_airhandlers.asp
    I am the Stig

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    Tempstar DOES have a front return model, however, that model series is not compatible with the 15 SEER Heat pumps.
    Last edited by hvacprodmgr; 03-14-2009 at 03:37 PM. Reason: Re read post

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    Wha tis the model Number of that temstar unit with the front return?

    Thanks

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