I turned on my central air-conditioner today for the first time since last
summer, and all I get is warm air. All else seems to work -- just no
This system was installed in 1996 and has had no servicing since then.
What should I expect in the way of repair?
Could be cheap, could be expensive. I can't see it from here.
You need to call a licensed, competent service tech out.
Let me ask you this. How often do you have to oil changed in you cars?
Your HVAC system is the single most expensive system in your house. Do you
care for it?
I'm not trying to be a smart-aleck, but did you read the instructions that
came with it?
If I were in you shoes, ask the tech if you can look over his/her shoulder.
(I invite people to) Ask them simple questions that don't require a lot of
explanation. "Can I do that in the future?" "How often does this task need
to be done?" What's the best way to do that?" Questions like that are the
way you learn. You may possibly get a tech that doesn't want you 'puppy
dogging' them, but the chances are slim.
i would say, the average homeowner shouldn't have to worry about HVAC
maintenance, just use common sense to keep it from being damaged. I wouldn't
recommend oiling or recharging the system by a homeowner. or even
testing/replacing electrical components.
the best customers are the ones that try to fix or maintain appliances
themselves and screw it up.
it's called job security... hehe
if cars where well maintained, it would suck to be an automechanic...
This is Turtle.
I can't see it from here.
If it is a Goodman / GMC / Janitrol there is only about 3 things that do this on the
1996 models. If it is other brands disreguard
what I say.
Evaperator coil leak all the freon out.
Compressor locked up.
P.S. The 1996 models of Goodman was not a good year.
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