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Too many BTU's. Too much horsepower?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Eric Kjelshus Mar 24. 4 Replies

I have a 20 year old house with a 2 1/2 ton A/C for the lower floor and a 1 1/2 ton A/C for the upper floor. The 1 1/2 ton condenser went bad. The 2 1/2 ton is going bad.I work for a commercial…Continue

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"Hi Steve, Welcome to Home Energy Pros. Feel free to join the conversation in the Forum and Groups. And share your energy efficiency photos, videos and upcoming events. If you're blogging about home performance, this is the place for…"
Mar 28
Eric Kjelshus replied to Steve's discussion Too many BTU's. Too much horsepower?
"Its more about run time with high RH removing, than to large over sized AC unit, in houses.    The job I am working on now is started with 9 tons and will bring it down to 5 ton need.  Now the duct size is  right with just a…"
Mar 24
Walter Ahlgrim replied to Steve's discussion Too many BTU's. Too much horsepower?
"The 5 ton system you have is not 500 hp racecar engines they are 500 hp truck engines. The duct work is the transmission if you 3x the engines hp without upgrading the transmission you will have problems. The undersized ducts will not move enough…"
Mar 23
tedkidd replied to Steve's discussion Too many BTU's. Too much horsepower?
"Does the house ever feel clammy? Do you have to keep the thermostat below 74 to be comfortable? Is the duct noisy with the 600 cfm your current system needs? If not, do you have ductwork that can handle 2000 cfm50 at 1/2 inch water column?"
Mar 23
Horace Douglas Hunt, Jr. replied to Steve's discussion Too many BTU's. Too much horsepower?
"If your space was designed for a 1.5 ton system, i find it hard to believe that you would consider a 5 ton. The furnace and coil to match if you found them would blow your windows out...way too much airflow. Can you say mold, mildew from short…"
Mar 23
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Too many BTU's. Too much horsepower?

I have a 20 year old house with a 2 1/2 ton A/C for the lower floor and a 1 1/2 ton A/C for the upper floor. The 1 1/2 ton condenser went bad. The 2 1/2 ton is going bad.I work for a commercial general contractor in Atlanta. We recently removed two functioning 5 ton Trane (5 years old) systems (cooling only) from an IT room. The room is being changed back into typical office space.Is there a reason I can't replace my smaller units with these larger units? The IT room these units served was only…See More
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At 5:44am on March 28, 2017, Diane Chojnowski said…

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