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Old 06-01-2011, 07:15 PM   #16
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upgrading the AC unit DIY jobbie?


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in the spirit of trying to create less threads. quick question for the HVAC pros.

the outside unit listed above sits below a set of deck stairs giving it very little room to "breath". the hot air pushed out is essentially in a enclosed area so could this be a factor as to why my ac unit can't cool the house?
Huge factor. Your 1.5 ton could be working as a 1 ton or less. There's supposed to be 4 foot minimum of free air space over the unit and 3 foot from sides. Side closest to the house can be 1' away though. Inside and out it's all about air flow.

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