AC Unit in crawlspace


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Old 06-17-10, 02:21 PM
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AC Unit in crawlspace

I have a very large crawlspace 50Lx28Wx6H with plenty of ventilation. Can I install the AC unit inside, or does it need to be outside? Any opinions?
 
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Are you saying you want to install the compressor of a central a/c system in your crawl space? If so, then no. That needs to be outside.
 
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Old 06-17-10, 05:29 PM
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Yes, the compressor. Why? Is it a heat problem...? The space is 6 feet high, and as large as the entire house. My excavator messed up the depth so I ended up with a basement sized crawlspace.
 
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I think it's going to be your call. The compressor (condenser) will be putting out lots of heat and humidity and noise. Will a serviceman want to get to it? Resale?
 
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Most condenser's fan blows upward, 6 feet high may not be enough.
 
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Old 06-18-10, 07:55 AM
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Thats kinda the reason I dont want it in the back yard... noise, not a ton of room. We are in Utah, so not much humidity in the hot months. It stays pretty cool under the house in the summer, so I actually assumed the compressor would work better there.

Thanks for your opinions... anyone else?
 
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Old 06-18-10, 08:11 AM
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I don't think its even recommended to put them under a deck w/no sides.
The fan really moves a lot of air. Reduce air flow and you are cutting the efficiency. What are the manufacturers requirements? Will the installer and manufacturer honor any warranty with it installed there?

My opinion is you will really regret it.
 
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That makes sense... thanks.
 
 

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