AC - Not enough cold in 3 days. Please help


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Old 05-27-10, 08:29 PM
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AC - Not enough cold in 3 days. Please help

Hi,

I have an "AMANA DISTINCTION" A/C in my house. I am not sure of the model. I bought this 3 years ago. I use this every summer on and off for 3 months every year (I live in toronto, Canada, I dont need cold year more than 3 months a year - ). My house side is 1800 square feet with 3 rooms and a basement. (town house).

I switched in for the first time (for this summer) three days ago. I switched it on, in the digital thermostat I have.

Out thermo stat has two main buttons.

SYSTEM - options are COOL, OFF, HEAT.
FAN = options are ON, AUTO.

I pointed the SYSTEM button to COOL and kept the FAN button to Auto. In the desired temperature I set "70".

For last three days I switch the AC on at 5.00 pm. the temperature inside the house never gets cold. So we end up switching off the A/C at 10.00 pm and open the windows.
Today we did the same thing and the temperature increased. I checked the condenser outside and i can see the fan rotating and I see cold air blowing out of the fan, when I feel the air with my hand.

So, I dont know if i am missing a step or if i am not giving it enough time to get the house cooler?

Please help. I have a 3 year old son and he struggling to sleep at nights.

Thanks in advance.

SHM
 
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Old 05-28-10, 05:47 AM
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The unit on the outside of the house should be blowing hot air. If you can, measure the temperature of the air going into the cold air return vent and then temperature of the air coming out of one of the supply vents. Both should be the closest to the air handler. Report the difference back here.

There are no special tricks to operating your a/c. It sounds like there is a problem with it if it doesn't cool the house down. You probably should have someone come out and examine it.
 
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Old 05-28-10, 05:33 PM
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I have the same issue, if the temperature doesnt seem cold at the register, i would think you need someone to take a look at it, specially before you warranty expires. I am in Canada and we called Sears.
 
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Thanks guys. Just to let you know. It has been there for 4 years still. we found out that it could be the gas leak. very tiny one though as it lasts the whole summer (which is 4 months in Canada ). So I pay 200 bucks and fill up every year .
 
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Old 09-08-13, 11:17 PM
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You need to find a decent contractor who will actually find and fix the leak - no good contractor would even offer to gas it up, year after year.

If the leak was tiny it wouldn't stop working after one season.
 
 

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