A yr ago (Jan 04) i had my outside unit (heatpump) replaced. It should
have been a 3 ton unit (1500 sq ft house) but they replaced it with a 2
1/2 ton unit. I didn't notice this at the time because i live in Fla and
only used the heat a couple of times and it worked fine because it
doesn't get that cold here. lol
Anyway I probably only used the AC a couple of times between Jan
04-April 04 and just for only an hour or so on "warm" days, so, I didn't
realize there was a problem until April-May 04 when it started getting
After looking at the unit and paperwork thats when I realized that it
was replaced with a 2 1/2 ton unit.
The old one was a 2 1/2 ton unit as is/was the air handeler. Came with
the house in 84.
The house was originally 1300 sq ft but had a 200sq ft room added on. I
keep this room blocked off when I bought the house until I was going to
be able to replace the heat pump AND air handler with the proper size.
This was brought to the techs attention at the time he come out to give
me an est.. He wrote on the paper work "unit sized by sq ft-1500" So
they screwed up and now I fighting them to correct the problem.
Now here is my question(s). I still have the 2 1/2 ton H/P I now have
the finances to buy a new air handler and I'm going with a 3 ton.
Question 1: will this work and if so will it make a difference as far as
better cooling. I especially need a bigger blower!!!
Second question is, it ok to mismatch brands? The H/P is a Tappen and
I'm buying a Trane airhandler. ( can't pass up the deal, a 3 ton handler
installed for $1,000.00!!)
The H/P IS going to be replaced with a 3 ton, I just don't know when.
This company is getting one more chance to make good and then I'm seeing
Sorry for the short story : )