1 yr old unit looks like pictured one stopped suddenly yesterday. thermostat set at 75F room temperature steadily raising above 80F. Same unit on upstairs floor keeps running regularly. Wonder how to best address this, we just bought the home and the sellers did not leave us paperwork for the appliances. Is there a manufacturer service line we could call...we live in Cranford NJ, Union County...thx
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Re: Goodman A/C unit
Look in your local yellow pages under air conditioner distributors for a local goodman distributor. A local company installed it but they all buy from a area distributor. call them with the previouse owners name and they may be nice and give you the name of the guy who installed your unit it is under warranty. be persistant good luck
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not knowing what you are replacing it with, it is hard to give a reasonable answer ( old sealed units against split system converter ac units )
However if you work along these lines, you will come to a logical decision
First off the old machines had the compressor operation tied to the thermostat setting so the compressor ran full blast until the room cooled to the set temperature. Then it stopped and remain stopped until the room heated up. At this point the compressor restarted and that is the point the the most power is consumed
again it runs full blast until the room again cools and switches off
So you can see that you have a varying room temperature and high energy consumption on start up
Now compare that to inverter units
The compressor is running all the time ( no high energy start ups every 10 minutes or so) but the compressor becomes less efficient as the room cools down
Still running at full rpms but the controls reduce the compressing action--less power to run the compressor--so there is a reduction in power used
The temperature variation is reduced because as the room warms a bit the compressor pumps a bit more gas and doesn't start at full load as per the old unit
Next , the latest units have better temperature / humidity recognition controls so they can be set at night so a room maintains an ambient temperature /humidity so that as the night gets cooler and the air drier you don't wake up freezing
It will even get to the point where you wonder if the unit is working
Lastly you can run the unit at a much higher setting ( 27 Degrees c instead of 24 or less and have the same comfort level as at 24-25 degrees c)
lastly warranty is for 2 years at best and parts will be available for the next 10 years against parts for your old unit
Hi. This is Aaron Moratalla from White Rodgers. The clicking sound indicate the relays inside 1F86-244 are working. Say you want heat and your room temperature reading (left side of LCD) is 70F and your set Temperature (right side) is 75F. When you push the down arrow and set it from 75F to 69F or lower then you should hear the soft clicking sound. Same thing if from 69F you increase it to 71F or higher. If you don't have the clicking sound it means your thermostat could be broken. If that is the case then call our Tech Support at 800-284-2925. It's line is open M-F from 7AM to 1Am CST and Sat-Sun from 7AM to 4PM CST. Thank you for choosing White Rodgers!
Due to the many different questions I see about Air Conditioning, I am including this overview to help us better understand each other for trouble shooting. A basic air conditioning system has a Thermostat, Air Handler or Furnace Fan and a Condensing unit. In a split system, the condensing unit (Condenser) is separate from the furnace and usually in the back yard. When working properly, it blows hot air. It connects to the cooling part of the system by 2 copper lines. One large line and 1 small line. The part that cools the house is the "Evaporator" and is usually on top of the furnace inside the square metal box (Plenum). When the Air Conditioner is running, the large copper line should be cold and the smaller line should be warm. Common signs of low refrigerant are that both lines are the same temperature and/or frost or ice has built up on the large line at the condenser. The thermostat will normally display room temperature on till it is touched to change the setting. It could have a "Span" setting as well as times and temperatures. The operating "span" of MOST residential thermostats is 40 to 90 degrees. That means you can set it as low as 40 degrees and no higher than 90 degrees. It probably has a fan switch also. When in the "ON" position, the fan will run constantly, 24 / 7, but the condenser will still cycle on and off as needed to keep the house at set point. If you have a suggestion to include in this paragraph, please let me know.
I think I have it covered above. Let me know if you need something more specific. Thank you. Roger
A/C units have a design temperature of 90F. Now when the temperature is above 90F they start to have trouble keeping up. Depending on how well your unit is sized for the house, you will notice when the temp is over 90F. I don't know if who ever looked at your unit checked the refrigerant pressures since you said he checked the temps but I assume he did, however, it could possibly need charging.
This model has electronic ignition. You will need to remove the top panel, tape the door switch closed, have an assistant raise the thermostat above room temperature while you look thru the small window for an orange glow. If you do not see the glow, chances are you have a bad igniter.
I would insist that Sears either have a Senior tech come out and fix it or return it to the state it was prior to them touching. Then call some one else. Have them involve the Goodman rep in your area.