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Air conditioning yes my ac is not cooling off my apartment, i have had the maintenance guy in here about 3 times already and he said it isn't going to get much cooler than 20 degrees less than the temp outside. i know he is not a certified HVAC mechanic and he just keeps giving me the same anwsers every time i talk to him. He said the ac unit is old and i am in the up stairs apartment so all the heat from the downstairs is coming into my apartment, but i think it is a bunch of bull that he is trying to fill my head with. but my unit outside is good on freon and everything, also my unit keeps running constantly. i have my thermo set on about 76 degrees but it never goes below 80 all day and it runs the hell out of my unit and electricity. another question should he even be working on my HVAC system seems how he is not certified in any kind of ASE with heat and air

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Here are a couple things to check first make sure that the filter inside is clean if not replace. 2nd the outside coil needs to be cleaned at least once a year to ensure effeciency. These two things will make a dramatic improvement in operating costs and capability of the unit.

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