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I DO NOT HAVE ENOUGH AIR FLOW FROM VENTS TEMP IS FINE 45 DEGREES ON 90 DEGREE DAY HOWEVER INSIDE TEMP NEVER SEEMS TO DROP UNIT RUNS CONSTANTLY TO REACH 81 DEGREES

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Sounds like your filter is plugged or dirt in the coil or blower wheel.

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If it works fine during the heat of the day, but as soon as it cools down, it freezes up, then you may have a low refrigerant charge. The other things you may check are the indoor filters to make sure they are clean, and check if you are getting good air flow through the vents. Bad air flow can mean you have a dirty evaporator coil if the filters are clean. If the above checks out ok, then you will have a low refrigerant charge and need a technician to come out and charge the unit. What happens is the low charge will cause the pressures/temps to drop inside the unit. When its hot enough outside and warm enough on the inside of the house, its enough to keep it from freezing, but as soon as the outside/inside temps drop, the refrigerant drops below the freezing point and starts to freeze. As for asking if its a problem, definitely. Hope this helps and good luck!

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I had the same issue...the temp is 30 degrees out side and like 50 inside...every time i turn on the heat the aux heat turns on...i tried to turn on the EM Heat but then the aux heat still turns on...i had...


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You should have a 15 to 20 degree temp drop across the evap coil. (return air vs supply air)

Can you verify that the compressor is running?
Not the condenser, but the compressor located inside the condenser (outdoor unit)

it really sounds like it is still undercharged.
Check the temp drop, let me know what it is.
Also tell me what the outdoor ambient temp is.

( for example.... 98 degree outdoors with 85 degree indoor temp could result in pressures something like 325 on the high side and 75 or 80 on the low side.
With the exact same unit, but 80 degree outdoor temp combined with 70 degree indoor temp, your pressures could read 215 low side and 55 low side. Not to mention that more efficient units often have higher pressures on the low side because they have more coil space and remove heat more efficiently)

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