Heat Pump or AC?
Model # CPLJ36-1A
Serial # 0405031025
That Model should be a heat Pump
What are the rules of thumb to figure out whether it’s heat pump or furnace? Assume could not the model number on Google.
some makes have a H in the model Number, Best thing is to look for the switching Valve when checking out the unit.
Here is a drawing that may help
I generally look for a reversing valve and an accumulator.
Yes Blaine, but you, unlike many of the new Florida “professional” home inspectors, know what a reversing valve and an accumulator looks like and its purpose. Most wouldn’t know an accumulator from a flux gate capacitor.
I just use my tricorder
Here’s a great Goodman Service Manual to help decipher identification(s) and lot’s of other info.
The data plate says “central cooling air conditioner” in the bottom left. It’s not a heat pump. If it was, it would say “heat pump”.
In no particular order:
Joe the air handler does not have to be electric I have a gas fired furnace with a heat pump condensing unit on the exterior of my home refered to as a duel fuel
Yep. Dual fuel systems. Thanks for the correction.