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    Placement questions

    What are the things to consider when deciding where to place the outside condener unit and the return vent inside. thanks

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    Locate the condenser away from sleeping rooms.
    Do not run refrigerant lines in walls of sleeping rooms.
    Do not set heat pumps where water will drain on them from roof.

    Do not locate returns in kitchens,laundrys or bath rooms. Centrally located is fine.

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    I see a lot setting beside the dryer vent!!! Not a good Idea!
    Every problem gives us the opportunity to choose from several solutions: stupidity, ignorance, indifference, or brilliance. Which one will you choose?

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    both contractors want to put it in hallway outside of bathroom. read this could cause mold problems. how far from bath should it be?

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    You need a exhaust fan vented to the outside for the bathroom moisture control.

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    ok our bathroom is vented to outside. how is it decided how many vents to place. only placing one in hallway

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    Quote Originally Posted by gogs View Post
    ok our bathroom is vented to outside. how is it decided how many vents to place. only placing one in hallway
    you need to have heat load calculations done, that is the only way to properly size the unit.

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    Rooms all need a ducted return or a return path to the equipment.

    Return path can be under the door(often not large enough),transfer or jumper duct from the room to the area the ducted return is placed.

    Air can't be supplied properly to a room,unless it can be returned from that room. Try blowing into a paper bag,that has no holes.

    Failure to provide proper returns,will place positive pressure on rooms,causing exfiltration of conditioned air,at the same time the area where the return is,will be negative pressure, causing infiltration of unconditioned air,up goes the utility bill,down goes comfort and indoor air quality.

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