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Question DetailsAsked on 4/21/2012

what if I buy a contract for an air conditioner and it turns out that it isn't suited for our house?

deal states not suited for down flow and I do not know if that is what we have.

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Is this from a liscensed contractor? If you have a liscensed contractor inspect and perform a LOAD CALCULATION on your home you should be ok, but you have to do some due diligence on whom you hire!

Answered 8 years ago by AirTekHP


A downflow furnace sits in a vertical position above its ductwork and blows the air down into the main supply trunk for the home. Usually it will be located within a home without a basement. The home will have its ductwork located below within the concrete slab or in a crawlspace. That's how you can determine if it's a downflow furnace.


Answered 8 years ago by Stans HVAC


air conditioning is air conditioning you want to maintain your system the more you take of it the better it will service you. if it is a contract from a lic. tech with a good rep. I will say go for it.


Answered 8 years ago by Raymond Gonzalez


First I am not a hvac expert,just an ex home energy conservation for profit contractor/expert. You want your a/c and furnace sized to run 24/7 on the most extreme load days. The #1 load on ac is moisture removal,aka latent heat. If your unit runs constantly on worst day of the year ie maximum load, you do not lose the energy ineffeciency of the start and stopping of the unit. This has been called the tail of the dog. The same is true for furnaces. Size your furnace to coldest day and buy the highest efficiency model you can afford with a variable speed blower. I suggest you leave the fan in on position,this can help with stratification in your home.

The actual sizing of the unit is formula your hvac contractor should have. Get 3 quotes from Better Business Bureau (A or A+) rated members. Suggest you only pay after satisfactory installation.


Answered 8 years ago by jccasper

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