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THe AC isn't cutting it so I call the landlord who was apologetic and called her contractor Cool Change out. It took them 5 days to come out. They cleaned the coils and pronounced the unit up to snuff. I talked with the service tech a good ten minutes telling him the problem. It blows cold air but there is no cold air coming from the vents into the common living areas. He basically shrugged his shoulders and said it's a poorly designed system but it should be able to reach at least 78 degrees. I told him to set it at 78 and we'd see.
After running all night, the next morning the thermostat read 81. Called landlord again. She was again apologetic and met Cool Change at the home while I was at work. Coolray sold her on a new unit, saying the old unit was defective.
No AC for 3 days until they installed a new unit. She called saying the unit had been installed and the contractor had closed up the house and set the thermostat on 72, I should have a cool house to come home to that afternoon.
I get home and the thermostat reads 79 degrees. The exact same problem remains----no cold air blowing from the vents into the common living areas.
Facking unethical incompetent idiots sold this lady a new unit, a POS rock bottom cheaply made poorly rated highly inefficient unit at that, and after thousands of dollars in billing, though zero repairs were made, left her with the exact same problem that they were originally called to fix.
Where I'm at the temp has been 100+ for a few Weeks. 78 feels great. That's what the thermostat in the house reads right now, and D10 wants a blanket when she curls up on the couch for a movie. She tells me she's cold.
I get that. It's been 90-100 with high humidity here as well.
I'd be comfortable sitting on the couch in dry 78 degree air as well.
However, the AC must run constantly to reach 78 in the hallway, which cost lots of money to operate, and the couch is not in the hallway. It's in the living room where there is no conditioned air coming from the vents. Any sort of cooking quickly makes the common areas of the home unbearable. Baking is out of the question.
So far, my dealings with Cool Change has revealed them to be a squadron of facktards.
FOF, Im just curious did they check the duct work? I had one come loose one time and it wouldnt keep the temp down, but under the house felt great!
Sounds like its come loose to me, but thats just my 2 cents.
We keep the main part of the house at 78 these days, with ceiling fans running, at night I set the temp in the bedroom to 71. My son is home from college and keeps the upstairs around 65 degrees, so I guess im in for some big electric bills this summer!
I checked the duct work myself, which is intact. The biggest issue is that it's a poorly engineered system to begin with. The ductwork is improperly sized and routed, resulting in very uneven (to nonexistant) air flow through the house.
When I tell these things to the idiots that show up representing the contractor they think I'm just a picky customer that doesn't know what I'm talking about. They try to lecture me on AC capabilities and how to properly set a thermostat. Meanwhile, back at the ranch, I negotiate heating and air contracts for my employer and interface with their techs regularly. I know what I'm talking about.
And air still doesn't flow from the vents of their newly installed POS system.
I can relate, when I built my house, the contractor brought in this guy who said one unit with a couple of returns would heat and cool my whole house, all 4500 sq ft. Upstairs, downstairs, and with a vaulted ceiling in my great room.
I called a buddy up, Im in the propane business, he helped me set it up with 3 units, he was totally flabbergasted that this contractor would think one unit would cover the whole house, plus we put returns in every room and added extra ducts. I have one room that doesnt get enough heat in the winter, cause its isolated, we spent a few days adjusting the duct work, of course I added some cost to the house, but I love the way it works.
Some of these guys dont have a clue.
Good Luck, hope you get it resolved, in my area the temp has fallen over the last few days, from around 105 to hi 80s, you are kinda in line with me, so hopefully the temp has dropped in your area too.
Had a similar issue that ended up taking four years to fix and four service calls. The total cost to me over the four year period was over $1000. Each time, with the exception of the last, the tech’s kept adding additional Freon to the unit. The fourth guy came out and actually took a look at the furnace rather than just the air unit. A back panel on the furnace unit was loose; actually was flapping in the “wind”. In addition, when he looked up into the furnace an internal filter (not the air filter that is changed once every 2-3 months) was completely plugged. Finally, the fourth tech measured the Freon pressure in the air unit and ended up bleeding off/capturing about a half pound of Freon from the unit because it was too full. I now have a home that maintains the setting that I have it set on rather than a full summer of 86+ degrees in the house. I suspect come winter the furnace will work better as well. Perhaps I can purge myself of the space heaters.