Quick search shows that most major manufacturers offer resi units only down
to 1-1/2 ton.
Not that I would strongly recommend, but...
Possibly could match up the outdoor section from a mini up to a larger
ahu....reduce refrigerant mass flow through the metering device ( if fixed )
and also you'd need to insure proper airflow so as to insure effective
personally I think it's fantastic when you get a customer with more
money than brains. so sell him a 1.5 ton split air handler &
condenser, then pull the oem compressor and install a 12,000 btu
or maybe you can persuade Carrier to build a one ton split just for
So not only are you incompetent but you relish cheating customers out
of their money? Then you wonder why people (like me) want to either
fix it ourselves or at least diagnose the problem so that we don't get
scammed by the likes of you...
Depends. I don't like to play with gas lines and there are things that
may not be worthwhile for me to fix. You see, I have nothing against
hiring professionals -- in fact, economically, I would be a lot better
off working a couple of extra minutes in my work and hiring a tech but
you see, some of us actually get pleasure from figuring out how things
work, diagnosing problems, and fixing them...
Good, so we are providing each other with mutual amusement.
Plus, I thought you were putting me in your kill file :)
I ran this by my tech guy at AS. he told me that they USED to make
a 1 ton unit up until the 13 SEER thing and that they USED to
have you use a 1 ton condenser w/ a 1.5 AH using the 12,000 BTU
orifice. Now, they no longer make or have any 1 ton condensers.
They also don't make or have a 12,000 BTU orifice.
I believe that www.commandaire.com makes a 1 ton water source OR geothermal
unit. I even think they go down to .5 Ton. I can't imagine it taking too
much loop or water to cool the condenser, it also would cost the least to
I ran into a former co-worker at a supply house last summer (he now has
his own company) and he asked me the very same question. He had a
customer who wanted some 1 ton split systems, but did not want mini
splits. I told him Trane was the ony one I knew of that ever made one,
and he told me that they were no longer available, and speculated that
they ended with the 13 SEER. Can't really blame them for not spending
the money to retool to make a unit for such a small share of the market.
Years ago, I had the chance to get a brand new Trane one ton c/u for
$50, but couldn't think of what I would ever do with it. I kick myself
now, as I have a use for one at my own house. Larry
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