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Hogan
Multi Furnace Condensor?
Hogan

The other day I caught the end of a TOH episode and it there was a discussion about a "smart" air conditioning condensor that was capable of running multiple systems. Does anyone have a link or name for this unit. I've got 3 condensors outside my home that I would like to consolidate to one unit if possible.

dj1
Re: Multi Furnace Condensor?
dj1

I asked my A/C friend, and he said: stay with 3 condensers.

It's clear to me why he said that: you don't trade something that works fine with something "new" that you know nothing about.

ed21
Re: Multi Furnace Condensor?
ed21

Besides that if one unit goes down you have 2 others to take up the slack.
Mitsubishi makes a variable refrigerant flow (VRF) unit, but I've only heard of it in commercial applications. Rather than running at either off or on at 100%, it can vary the output of compressor. The technology is somewhat new and expensive the last time it was looked at.

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