The hot side of the condensing unit, unless it is a wat […]
The hot side of the condensing unit, unless it is a water-cooled unit, must be able to obtain fresh air called fresh air inlet for efficient operation and generation of cooling power in the basement.
When fresh air passes through the condenser coil, the hot side of the cooling unit generates hot air. These airflow - intake and exhaust - can share a space, as long as there is enough volume to have the cooling unit of hot air exhaust to dissipate.
Different types of condensing unit provide a variety of solutions to handle hot exhaust, as follows:
Independent non-piping systems: These units are fully charged and can be installed out of the box. Using separate units, the cold and cold sides of the cooling unit are combined in a package on the opposite side of the cooling unit. The cold side will enter the cellar, hot side into a space adjacent to the cellar.
Shunt system: these units are "divided" for the hot side, the condensing unit and the cold side, the evaporator through the copper pipe connection, called the pipeline and so on. Splitting systems are more expensive than standalone units. However, the split system can place the condensing unit in a remote location, even outdoors. If there is enough space, the hot exhaust can be dissipated without mixing with fresh air.
Using a cold side pipe, the condensing unit can be removed from the basement and remove any visible equipment from the basement. Through the hot side of the pipeline, the cooling unit can be located in a space of limited space. The pipe will bring away from the air and / or from the cooling unit.
Regardless of the system you are installing, the hot exhaust must have a dissipated space to avoid mixing with fresh air inlets. If there is not enough airflow on the hot side, it may be necessary to purchase a split or piping system.