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Cooling down the townhouse slowly???

Just turned the a/c (goodman) on this morning. it has been on approximately 8 hours and has only dropped from 89 degrees to 85 degrees.

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    Need more info. Is outside unit running? Indoor fan blowing? What's the temp. outside? What's the thermostat set at. When you check the outdoor unit make sure not only the fan is running on top, but the compressor is inside. You may need to turn it off at the disconnect and then back on to listen for the compressor start up.

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Hot hot is it outside? is this a new system or somewhat older system? Do you know the S.E.E.R rating on the outside unit? Do you have any refrigeration gauges? CHeck outside and feel the bigger of the copper lines thats coming through the house. Does it feel warm? is it iced up? Does it feel somewhat cold? There can be several things. If its really hot outside then its probably not keeping up with the heatload inside the house. You can be low on Refrigerent charge. Evaporatore coils can be plugged and iced up.

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It could be that the A/C has a slow leak from sitting without use (usually over the winter months) and you've lost some freon and the unit requires a recharge.

Another thing to check, but shouldn't really be causing this problem, unless really blocked is to make sure is to put in a new air filter. You need to change them every 2-3 months if using the better quality pleated ones during the heating and A/C seasons.

I'm betting on the A/C needing a charge of freon to get things cooling better. Unfortunatley, this will require a certified A/C tech, since you have to be trained and licensed to perform this type of service. (unless you have the recharging gauges and some freon available to you and know how to get the right amount into the unit.

Hope this helps, best regards!

Posted on Jul 31, 2009

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