Heat Pump Outdoor Unit Locations
So we’ve finally started the install of our cold climate (zone 6, NH) Fujitsu 3 ton heat pump, and I’m trying to identify the least awful location for the outdoor unit. The spot I had originally been thinking is out of the line of sight while approaching the house which is nice, and close to where the elec. panel will be in the basement, so also a plus.
Here are the big negatives (crappy drawings attached):
1. it’s north facing, so it’ll get almost no sun, so not great.
2. it’s underneath a roofline that has no overhang, so that sucks.
The builder has recommended snow guards on the standing seam steel roof, at the minimum, and remote mounting the OD unit away from the house and snow line at an extreme. The unit’s submittal lists 246′ for max line set.
I also thought about setting it off the wall a bit more than the minimum, and maybe building a matching steel single pitch roof that stands off from the unit?
Any other good ideas?
Thanks, as always.
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