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Angie
Questioing air unit
Angie

The air unit on my house im renting has me in questions. Last summer it constantly ran and took till almost midnight to reach 74 at times. Today was 80 degrees outside. It was about 4 p.m. when i decided to turn on the air, setting it at 73. It took 4 hours to go down 1 degree. I know this is not normal. I have tried telling my landlord last summer how it takes forever to cool. He had a couple guys come out and only replaced thermostat. Im thinking they telling him the unit is all ok. How do u get thru to him something is wrong with it?

HandyAndyInMtAiry
Re: Questioing air unit
HandyAndyInMtAiry

Angie,

Look at the duct work. Make sure there are no broken, missing, or disconnected joints. Measure the air temperature close to the exhaust vent. Measure the air pressure at the exhaust vent. Did he hire an HVAC company, or just a "couple guys"? You may try asking a lawyer what your options are. It is sometimes easier to pay for things yourself and be done with it. Hire a HVAC company to come out and look at the unit, check all the duct work, verify the unit is creating cold air. Also hire a duct cleaning company to come out and clean all the ducts. Your landlord cannot stop you from hiring professionals on your own. Past this, about your only option is to move. Most areas of the US country are not required to provide cool air, only heat in the cold months.

Andrew

Handy Andy In Mt Airy NC

FRANCO
Re: Questioing air unit
FRANCO

Find out why your AC isn't blowing cold air. 

 

Air Filter

The most common cause of window air conditioners not blowing cold air is a lack of adequate air flow. In a properly working air conditioner, a fan will draw air over the evaporator coils, where it is cooled, and then be re-circulated back into the room. If the air filter is dirty or clogged, there may be little or no air flow over the evaporator coils, which may cause them to become too cold and frost or ice can form on them, restricting the air flow even more. This will result in little or no cool air being circulated into the room. 

 

 

Fan and Fan Motor

If your window air conditioner is not blowing cold air, the problem could be the fan or fan motor. In a properly working air conditioner, the fan will draw air over the cold evaporator coils and then re-circulate the air back into the room. If the circulating fan is not running or running too slow, little or no air flow over the evaporator coils will allow them to become too cold and frost or ice can form, restricting the air flow even more. 

 

 

Temperature Control

If your air conditioner is not blowing cold air and you have inspected the air filter and fan motor and found them okay, then you may have a problem with the temperature control or thermostat. This is the device that monitors the incoming air temperature and turns the compressor on or off. There is normally a sensing bulb attached to the control that will extend to the front of the evaporator coil, and a set of electrical contacts in the body of the control that supply power to the compressor circuit. 

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