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07-07-10, 11:50 PM
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Posted By srercrcr

We can rule out a freon leak if the air coming...

We can rule out a freon leak if the air coming out the register feels COLD.
07-06-10, 12:30 AM
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Views: 618
Posted By srercrcr

Some will say NONE, but IMO since it's the...

Some will say NONE, but IMO since it's the condenser's job to give off heat, any additional heat being added to the equation just makes it that much more difficult. Back in the 70s during the first...
07-05-10, 02:25 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,465
Posted By srercrcr

Looking good, and feeling good.

Looking good, and feeling good.
07-03-10, 12:02 AM
Replies: 17
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Posted By srercrcr

I'm in San Antonio. I think your 3 ton will be...

I'm in San Antonio. I think your 3 ton will be good. Maybe a little long in run time on 100plus days, but that's the way theyre spec'd.
06-30-10, 06:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 690
Posted By srercrcr

Temp is OK. Delivery is OK. Tell us about the...

Temp is OK. Delivery is OK. Tell us about the system sizing, age, sq ft, ceiling height, heavy sun load, etc
06-30-10, 06:03 PM
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Views: 9,515
Posted By srercrcr

Try leaving the TV off and see what happens.

Try leaving the TV off and see what happens.
06-30-10, 04:43 PM
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Views: 690
Posted By srercrcr

Many possibilities, but.... The issues are...

Many possibilities, but....
The issues are (1)the temp of the conditioned air, could be low on freon which would indicate a leak requiring fixing. You might just feel the temp of the exhausted air...
06-30-10, 04:34 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 917
Posted By srercrcr

I would have asked him why they make setback...

I would have asked him why they make setback units???? Many electric utilities don't like them, the real reason is you get home and turn on the AC at peak usage time and it doesn't kick off for an...
06-30-10, 04:28 PM
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Views: 9,515
Posted By srercrcr

If you have it set at 77 and you had your wish of...

If you have it set at 77 and you had your wish of it going on at 79 (or higher) I think you would be most uncomfortable, and 75/78 likewise. I don't know why you don't suspect the new coil. If its...
06-30-10, 01:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,387
Posted By srercrcr

Those 12' ceilings mean you are cooling the...

Those 12' ceilings mean you are cooling the equivalent of 4300 sq ft house with 8 ft ceilings. For your climate and volume of room air I'd say you are undersized. Some builders will "round down" in...
06-30-10, 01:17 PM
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Posted By srercrcr

The only thing new is the thermostat?

The only thing new is the thermostat?
06-30-10, 12:59 AM
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Posted By srercrcr

If it were my place I would install all new...

If it were my place I would install all new insulated flex duct. It's really a minimum std, your losing cool air to the attic before it gets into the rooms. INVEST in new ducts.
06-29-10, 01:59 AM
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Views: 3,887
Posted By srercrcr

Excellent analysis and recommendation, Bud.

Excellent analysis and recommendation, Bud.
06-26-10, 02:39 AM
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Posted By srercrcr

The issues are (1)the temp of the conditioned...

The issues are (1)the temp of the conditioned air, could be low on freon which would indicate a leak requiring fixing. You might just feel the temp of the exhausted air from the condenser just for...
06-26-10, 02:25 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 41,583
Posted By srercrcr

Being low on freon could also be a culprit, which...

Being low on freon could also be a culprit, which would indicate a leak in the system.
06-25-10, 01:10 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,252
Posted By srercrcr

I don't think adding a new small unit is gonna...

I don't think adding a new small unit is gonna help.
06-25-10, 01:07 AM
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Views: 743
Posted By srercrcr

Has it always been this way? If so, the ductwork...

Has it always been this way? If so, the ductwork isn't providing the proper flow to each area or theres a leak or blockage to upstairs.
06-25-10, 12:57 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,465
Posted By srercrcr

Car systems are designed to cool you off quick...

Car systems are designed to cool you off quick when you get into a hot car, unlike home systems.
06-24-10, 01:57 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 899
Posted By srercrcr

There's a drainage tray running around the...

There's a drainage tray running around the perimeter of the coil (inside). It sounds like it's getting clogged and too much condensate water is present.
06-24-10, 01:54 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 16,609
Posted By srercrcr

Just melting the ice isn't going to fix the...

Just melting the ice isn't going to fix the problem. I'd say a dirty filter that has buckled so the air can get through is pretty solid evidence. Who knows how long that dirty air has been going...
06-22-10, 05:14 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,804
Posted By srercrcr

Does the air feel cold? We more typically use 4...

Does the air feel cold? We more typically use 4 tons in S Texas, similar conditions as Georgia, except you probably have more shade trees. If you have a variable speed blower there are switches in...
06-22-10, 05:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 901
Posted By srercrcr

In S Texas where we design around 98 degrees...

In S Texas where we design around 98 degrees ambient, we'd probably use a 3.5 ton unless there was something unusual. Phoenix is hotter, so I wouldn't doubt a 4 ton
06-22-10, 05:03 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 805
Posted By srercrcr

Sounds like an exhaust pipe for the furnace,...

Sounds like an exhaust pipe for the furnace, would have no effect on the AC performance. Ther's probably some little hex head screws holding the pipe to the furnace, or may actually slip off on its...
06-21-10, 01:34 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 5,287
Posted By srercrcr

Does it blow COLD air? If not, you'll understand...

Does it blow COLD air? If not, you'll understand why someone stuck it down in the basement.
06-20-10, 03:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,044
Posted By srercrcr

If the air is only warm, you DO have a problem....

If the air is only warm, you DO have a problem. The system is not removing the interior heat. Now to ascertain why. A tech will probably find the freon charge is low (most likely) but you need to...
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