Just yesterday (4-12-12) I finished the heat
pump installation and cranked her up.
Everything works and all checks were passed.
Had 77 degree outside air temp and 59 degree
exhaust air coming out of the top of the
unit, achieving just over 1 degree per hour
pool temp increase in the units first hour
of life. The next morning, I programmed
the pool pump timer to start at 5 am.
I checked the pool at 8 am sharp and had 80
degree water (water temp has been pretty
steady at 76 degrees lately).
You may recall that my install was tight
to say the least, but we finally got the
small site dug out enough to squeeze the
C575 into place for final hook up.
Interesting to note as you look at the
pictures that we were concerned about the
exhaust air not being able to escape up
and away from the intake area. I took
temp measurements on both sides and the
at 12 inches down from the top of the unit.
No temperature drop on the right side and
front, however I did show a 1 degree drop on
the left side of the unit (with the lower
overhead clearance). It certainly
appears that the unit is able to perform
well within expected parameters despite this
very tight location that I put it in.
The pit that the unit sets in is 10 inches
deep. The clearances are as follows
at the 10 inch measure point
from the bottom of the unit:
right side as you look at the main picture 4 inches
front side 6 inches
Above the 10 inch height, the clearance
measurements are :
right side 27 inches
left side 31 inches
front side 12 inches to the white privacy
lattice, then an additional 10 inches.
The vertical clearance as you look at the
main install picture (from the service side)
left side - 7 inches at lowest point
right side - 31 inches
Now for the pictures: