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    Default Surprise, surprise

    25 year old house, the owner just had a brand new heat pump installed. Looks like they forgot something.
    The guy renting the house was thinking of buying it and had me inspect it for him.

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    Default Re: Surprise, surprise

    Oops!


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    Default Re: Surprise, surprise

    Geothermal or air source heat pump?

    What do you think is missing?


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    Default Re: Surprise, surprise

    Who needs supplemental heat in the Smokies!

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    Default Re: Surprise, surprise

    Standard air source heat pump. The heat strips are missing. Not a problem is the temps never get below freezing, however, in my area they do.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Feldmann View Post
    25 year old house, the owner just had a brand new heat pump installed. Looks like they forgot something.

    New heat pump also meant new AHU too?

    If not, maybe that was always missing?

    Jerry Peck, Construction / Litigation Consultant
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    Default Re: Surprise, surprise

    AHU?????
    Based on the breakers on the unit, I suspect the old unit had heat strips. I have never seen a heat pump in this area that did not have heat strips.

    Apparently the owner bought the heat pump on-line, had it shipped somewhere close, brought it to the house, and hired someone else to install it.


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    Default Re: Surprise, surprise

    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Feldmann View Post
    AHU?????
    AHU = Air Handler Unit

    Inside unit where the blower is located.

    Apparently the owner bought the heat pump on-line, had it shipped somewhere close, brought it to the house, and hired someone else to install it.
    Oops on the owner, then.

    Jerry Peck, Construction / Litigation Consultant
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