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Old 08-10-2015, 03:27 PM   #1
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I have some questions on this unit. I am considering purchasing a condo and the building has a unit for central ac and has lines connecting to the coil in the apartment. Attached is a picture of the unit in the condo. I did some research on it and I don't really understand this unit. Everything points me to a heat pump. At my primary home i have a traditional coil and blower.
Can someone explain to me how this unit connects? Freon, water, etc?
Any help would be appreciated.
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Old 08-10-2015, 03:45 PM   #2
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The building supplies water flow to the geo. It extracts heat from the water to heat your condo in the winter. And rejects heat to the water in the summer.

Your building probably has a cooling tower for summer use, and a boiler to heat the water in winter.

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Old 08-10-2015, 03:58 PM   #3
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Yes they have a cooling tower but the condo is in the carribean so I don't think they need heat. The condo also has a separate appliance to heat the water. Are these units usually vari-speed-Can the blower speed be adjusted?
Are these the only types of units that can be installed if the building has a cooling tower? The reason I ask is that the current condo owner states it takes too long to cool resulting in high energy costs. He claims it's something with the building cooling tower.
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The 16 comes in both ECM and PSC blower model. Would need full model number to know which one you/he has.

Would need to be a water course/geo to use in a building like that.

Could be that the building is allowing the water to gt too warm. It saves teh building money, but cost the condo owners more.

Could also be something is wrong withe the geo. What kind of air filter is he using. 3M filters a very restrictive to air flow. And if he is using one, it could slow the cooling process down a lot.
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I'll see if I can get the model number. What is the difference between ECM and PSC.
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One thing I noticed is that I did not see a return. These units do not need a return?
Where would the filter go? On my unit is goes in between the return and the blower.
Sorry for all the questions. I know alot about my unit but not about these and want to understand them.
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Filter should be on the upper left side of the unit. Return is the louvered door.
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Ah, so the return does not necessarily have to have a duct like min my main home.
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Ah, so the return does not necessarily have to have a duct like min my main home.
Returns using a louvered door are fairly common. Returns don't have to be ducted.
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thanks for all your input. I'll see if I can get he model # and post.
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just thought of this, if the return is on the front door and the filter is on the side then what is the filter filtering?
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The filer is on the side of the unit. The return air comes through the louvered door, and then into the side of the unit.

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