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  1. #1
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    Why do the houses in Arizona have the HVAC units on the roof and not on the ground?

    Thats all. Just wondering.

  2. #2
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    A lot of them are swamp coolers.

  3. #3
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    Because Arizona techs love to climb ladders , lift everything they need up to the roof, and balance themselves and all of their equipment in a two foot space without falling.

    and the view is much nicer from the roof


    thats all

  4. #4
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    It keeps the scorpions out?

  5. #5
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    Originally posted by James 3528
    A lot of them are swamp coolers.
    Or they started out with swam coolers, then converted to refrigerated air.

    It does seem to be a regional thing.

    Along the same lines as "We've always done it like that."

  6. #6
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    Have you ever seen the lots out there? All that land, and little tiny postage stamp lots. Its worse than California.
    Can't put an A/C on the ground when you build that close because of the noise factor and limited access between houses.
    Also, most are package units, they don't have any place for the airhandler inside, Builder wants to make all the space "liveable" space, because the greater the SQ.FT. the more money he can squeeze out of the buyer.

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    Better lighting conditions for Payson to take Hall of Shame pictures?

  8. #8
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    Originally posted by dave_slo
    Have you ever seen the lots out there? All that land, and little tiny postage stamp lots. Its worse than California.
    Can't put an A/C on the ground when you build that close because of the noise factor and limited access between houses.
    Also, most are package units, they don't have any place for the airhandler inside, Builder wants to make all the space "liveable" space, because the greater the SQ.FT. the more money he can squeeze out of the buyer.
    Add the fact they are all slab homes.
    No where else to put them.
    If you try to fail, and succeed.
    Which have you done ?



  9. #9
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    Originally posted by BaldLoonie
    Better lighting conditions for Payson to take Hall of Shame pictures?
    I'm serious, those guys spend more time taking pictures than actually fixing anything (as much as we enjoy the pics )

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    And the winner is........Baldy!

    Originally posted by BaldLoonie
    Better lighting conditions for Payson to take Hall of Shame pictures?

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