We have a 9200 series, 120,000 btu installed in 2001. Can this furnace be flipped 180 degrees so that air conditioner coils can be situated on or under the furnacePost created: 2013-05-16 Type of Equipment: Furnace Views: 285
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We moved into this house in Nov. 2012. It has a carrier 9200 series, 120,000 btu furnace installed in 2001. We are in need of a new air conditioning unit and will put in a carrier.....however, we are told that the coils for the present unit are in a crawl space and that this entry way is too small to allow the coils into the crawl space. It has been proposed that another way of putting in a new air unit/coils would be to flip the present 9200 furnace and put the coils on top of or under the furnace.
The question at hand is whether or not this 9200 series, 120,000 btu unit can be flipped 180 degree to accommodate coils.
On 2013-05-21 JB wrote:
Sorry to say, but I'm stumped. If your HVAC contractor is certified by Carrier and has experience with this sort of modification then you could consider it. You should call Carrier first to ask if they think it can be done and to ask if it would void any aspect of your warranty.
I would also add that this is a rather large furnace that is 12 years old with an expected lifespan of 15 to 20 years. So you may want to consider the cost of this modification versus installing a new unit that better fits the space you have for it. You also may want to ask for more ideas from a couple more contractors. You also want to consider if this change will allow the AC to cool as efficiently as possible or if it will increase the risk of the coils freezing up and other problems.
To keep legal happy, let me just say that I am not an HVAC contractor, and you should never even look at your furnace without having a qualified, liability accepting HVAC contractor present. To keep sales happy, let me just say that you can find an HVAC contractor that's happy to take your money here: http://www.furnacecompare.com/perl/find_contractors.pl.