1. We just had a Keeprite, 2-ton, 10 SEER air conditioner put into our 850
sq. ft home. We presently have a 1/4 hp electric motor running our furnace
fan - is this fan going to be good enough? Can we just change the size of
the pulley or do we need to get a 1/3 or 1/2 horse motor?
2. I hear that if there is not enough air flow over the condenser coil, it
could ice up and give you problems - is this true?
Brand, Model & Serial Numbers on the Furnace are??
False, as to they wording you used.
The condenser is the coil outside, in the condensing unit.
The evaporator coil is inside with the furnace or air handler.
And the answer to 'can the evap freeze do to inadequate air flow'?
Now then, if you just had the system installed, did the installing company
check the air flow on the unit at the time of inspection or install?
Post the information on the Furnace or Air Handler and we see what you
If you had it done by a pro why would you even consider this . Its like
buying a car, and after you buy it you wonder if it has enough room for
the family and towing that trailer. 10 seer a good way to waste money
unless you are up north and dont use it much
the furnace is an older InterCity, mdeol 100 GHB, serial # 087473
sorry, I got the terminology mixed up, but it appears I still got my message
I don't think so. I unfortunately wasn't able to be around when the job was
finished. I plan to call to find out a few more details. Should I insist
that the installer check the air flow? Should I take the access cover off
and see if the evaporator coil is iced up?
I'm not there to look at it, but you are correct to be concerned. Cold air
is heavier than warm air, so pushing cold AC air up into a house takes more
As for coil freezing, the indoor coil (evaporator) can freeze if there is
too little air flow.
Try it for a couple days or a week, and see if it gives you problems. Check
once in awhile to see if air is pumping out of the vents when the unit is
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