Steam to Electric


Old 01-22-14, 10:51 AM
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Steam to Electric

In a Carrier Air Handler that set up for steam heat (not sure of the size but it acomodates a 12.5 ton AC unit) Is it possible to install electric heating elements and eliminate the steam part? It has a 5hp motor running the fan which I'm sure would need to be geared down. Why I'm asking is because there's a chance we may be getting rid of the boiler depending on what the estimate is.I'm just looking for alternatives.
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Old 01-22-14, 11:10 AM
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Are you saying you want to get rid of your steam heat boiler and install a HVAC system? Forced hot air with a/c and duct work?
Old 01-22-14, 11:16 AM
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This is in a large commercial establishment, right? No way a 5 HP motor is in a blower for a residence!

What's the BTU rating?
Old 01-22-14, 12:58 PM
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What type of fuel do you have now? Oil? Does the steam boiler supply heat to any other areas or just the steam coil?
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12.5 tons is 150,000 cooling btuh

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