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Old 07-14-2011, 12:26 PM   #1
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What are the effects of having a 4 ton condensor unit and 3 ton evap coil?


I looked closely at my current hvac setup and this is the case at my house.
I hava 4 ton outside unit and due to the small space available for the evap coil they put a smaller 3 ton coil in place.
What will this cause short and long term? anything immediately?

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What are the effects of having a 4 ton condensor unit and 3 ton evap coil?


They probably put less freon to balance out the pressure? I know my guy put in a 3 ton unit with a 4 ton coil and all is fine.

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What are the effects of having a 4 ton condensor unit and 3 ton evap coil?


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I looked closely at my current hvac setup and this is the case at my house.
I hava 4 ton outside unit and due to the small space available for the evap coil they put a smaller 3 ton coil in place.
What will this cause short and long term? anything immediately?
Anybody knows what happens if the evap coil is smaller than the condenser?
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What are the effects of having a 4 ton condensor unit and 3 ton evap coil?


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They probably put less freon to balance out the pressure?

Less refrigerant would just make the coil freeze up quicker.
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What are the effects of having a 4 ton condensor unit and 3 ton evap coil?


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Anybody knows what happens if the evap coil is smaller than the condenser?
Depends how much air the blower is moving. It may remove more moisture from the air, and work ok. But the system is NOT a 4 ton system anymore with that smaller coil.
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