That’s a great question, and we are asked it all too often and now you will know. The two options for the condenser are to be installed on a pad, the most common option or suspended on brackets. Suspended condenser units became popular about fifteen years ago. When a contractor was installing the heating and cooling system in a new construction home with a basement, they were paid for the installation when the work was finished and the system operational. Since most of the work was done before the drywall was installed it meant that it could be months before the ground around the house would be backfilled and graded so they could place a pad on the ground, install the condenser, finish installation and operate the equipment. By suspending the unit from the foundation the contractor does not have to wait for grading to occur and can go ahead finishing the installation. This means getting paid months earlier than it would have been, which is the reason. It was a money issue. Equally they don’t get call backs at the one year warranty because the condenser has settled unevenly!
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