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bkrulak 04-17-2013 09:24 AM

Compressor/Air Handler mismatch
I have a 3 ton compressor and a 2 1/2 ton air handler. Probably been that way for 18 years. Is this a problem?

old_squid 04-17-2013 10:57 AM

I would think the 18 years of service would be a good case for it not being a big problem.

The only thing would be is if the 2 1/2 ton air handler is a dedicated one size only unit. The effect would be a loss of efficiency..... would cost you more to operate verses a properly sized pair. As long as the system was setup to deal with the potential imbalance, no harm, just a foul so to speak.

"Some" air handlers were and still are designed and built to be able to be a match for more than one size condenser. Sometimes, but not always, this is identified in the model number.

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