Ceiling mounted AC (in apartment)

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Old 07-06-15, 06:13 AM
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Ceiling mounted AC (in apartment)

Hello, my friend is having issues with her AC unit and I've never worked with ceiling mounted ones before. Thinking the freon is low but definitely a newbie. The fan motor is turning on however it doesnt feel very strong (truth be told, this may be normal so not sure if fan is to blame)

Any tips or links to a site with more info would be great. Not even sure where to get started.

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Some of those units don't have a lot of airflow and the refrigerant charge doesn't affect the amount of airflow either.

Possibly a make and model number would be helpful.
 
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Ok will need to check next weekend when I'm over. Any other suggestions in the meantime?
 
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I had a Goodman split unit..... the fan output was miserable. I had to use a fan nearby to blow the air further.
 
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Is it a split system ?

Photos please .

Take a thermometer like this and take the room temperature and the temperature of the air leaving the ceiling A/C . Report back .

1'' Pocket Thermometer

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got some pics

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That is a " fan coil unit ". Did you see any refrigerant lines in there? Check to see if there is dirt build up on the blades. Check the filter too.
 
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Sorry to be dumb but based on the pictures can you tell me where I should be looking? I dont recall seeing any fan blades at all, but maybe its like up and behind something, for example.

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Oh wait, are the 2 barrel looking things the fans? Maybe I need to look inside of them I take it?

Where might the refridgerant be stored you think?
 
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I reoriented your pictures. Hopefully they are correct now.

Yes... those two barrel looking things are the squirrel cage blower wheels. Chances are the apartment complex supplies the cold water to chill that coil that the fan blows thru.

You could check with a neighbor and see if theirs is cold. The complex may have the water temperature a little on the warm side to save money.

That coil could also be clogged with dust requiring a good vacuuming out.
 
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