I thought you wanted an AC fixed or at least to be enabled to be
What is this nonsense all about, winning a dumb argument.
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I browsed part of your site, and I appreciate your input. I don't know
anything about fixing the A/C, and I don't have time to learn it. The
site sheds light on all the different things that can be wrong. I
think I'll print it out and attach it to my letter to the landlord, as
an example of all the things that should be looked at, while that
repairman spent literally 2 minutes with what looked like a volt meter
before saying "it's working fine."
The tech needs to hook up gauges to the outdoor unit. He also needs to take
temperature reading on both of the outdoor lines. They need to diagnose what
is actually going on with this unit. Without the proper data, everything is
a guess. Which is why NOBODY here can tell you what's wrong with your unit.
When you get the following information, one can help you.
Suction Line Temp
Liquid Line Temp
Indoor Return Temp
Indoor Supply Temp
Indoor WetBulb Temp
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And make sure the electric elements are not ON!
I was just reading about thermostats... It's the same one that been
there for a least 1.5 years. It's a Totaline P474-0100. I changed the
cycles per hour to 4 yesterday (it was 6; can be 2-6, "no limit," or
"disable 5 minute compressor lockout"). I read that if the cycles were
set to low the unit would simply not run enough to be able to cool the
house. (And may not control the humidity as well.) The thinking was,
in the mean time I'll live with it hot for part of the day, and then
when it's cooler and 4 cycles will take it down to 78 then it will
shut off because that's the temp setting. BUT, it appears the Goodman
could care less what the thermostat says about cycles per hour. It ran
for 2 straight hours. The fan is on Auto. I also noticed the
instructions say not to install it near a register or the return. It's
about 7'2" from the return, (at the same height, facing it from
another (parallel) wall, not directly across - about 6'6" feet over;
the walls are 3 feet apart; the wall with the thermostat ends (turns
away 90 deg) after 1'6" towards the return.
| Living Room
I started taking temp readings, as suggested. In the Living Room the
temperature out of the register is consistently 15 degrees less than
what the thermostat says (and I set the thermometer on top the
thermostat to make sure they read the same...). In one bedroom (with
the door shut) the temperature will be 71 degrees if the register is
not shut (it's not), while the temp in the living room is 78 (the
other side of the door).
The repair guy, who I thought didn't do anything in those 2 minutes,
might have actually done something, as at least the apt is cooler than
83 now. But the A/C is running practically non-stop.
I also noticed than when I shut the vent in the (71 deg, above)
bedroom it's not making the noise it used to - some air used to get
through anyway. Not anymore - the air is not blowing nearly as hard as
it used to. Which registers are open and which doors are shut is the
Would that lower the temperature of the air coming out of the
register? It would make sense. Can he adjust that from the inside
unit? It not - then he didn't. If he did, that was pretty underhanded
(to make it 'look' like it was working).
On Thu, 12 Jul 2007 11:06:09 -0700, carie firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
So there are three numbers here, the setting of the thermostat, the
thermometer in/on the thermostat that is meant to say the temp of the
room at the thermostat, and the separate thermometer. I don't know
how common it is, but it's possible that the first two won't be the
same, even when the AC (or furnace) switches off.
The important thing is actually not what the thermostat is set for,
the setting, but what the temp of the rooms are when the AC or furnace
is running. If the room never gets as cool as it is set for, judging
by the thermometer on the thermostat or possibly better yet, the
separately bought thermometer, the setting should be lowered to see if
that gives a lower temp. Same in the winter if it doesn't get hot
BTW, wHERE IS the thermostat? Not in the living room? What is it set
That's pretty good.
That's still lower than it was when you first posted. A lot of light
shines in that room maybe?
That doesn't seem good. Do you have neighbors with similarly shaped
apartments facing the same direction etc, especially with the same AC?
Maybe you can compare with them.
I don't think you ever told me the outside temp. If it's a 100, the
AC might run all the time.
Why would it be underhanded? Why do you say it would only "look" like
it was working. It's 71 and 78 which is a lot cooler than the 83 it
was when you first posted. Maybe it was running at the wrong speed
and he set it right**. Why are so many things underhanded by you?
**Mine only has one speed, but newer ones had more speeds and I was
under the impression that eitehr there was one speed for heat and one
speed for AC (and one speed for dehumidify if it had that fairly
uncommon feature) OR that the AC or heat might vary the fan speed on
its own. I don't know which is true, or maybe both.
But if it's working better and there is an 18 degree difference bwteen
the input and output of the evaporator (inside) why would you think he
was underhanded? Even if it is not perfect yet, and even if perhaps
there were to be something else that could be fixed, why wouldn't you
assume he had mostly fixed it, or it mostly fixed itself before he
left, instead of again saying something is underhanded?
Did you know a lot of underhanded people when you were younger?
The meridian is noon.
AM (ante meridian) or PM (post meridian) identifies which of two possible
times of day a time might be. 3 PM is the 3:00 after the meridian, the
3:00 after noon, 3:00 in the afternoon. 11 AM is the 11:00 before the
This makes 12:00 post meridian (PM) the 12:00 after noon. Strangely
enough, being after noon means it isn't noon. The only 12:00 in the day
after noon would be midnight, except that that's usually considered to
be in the next day, so there is no 12:00 PM.
Those who are logical about it will determine that the two 12:00 times of
day need a different differentiation. Accordingly, we call one noon and
the other midnight. Some people abbreviate these as 12:00 N and 12:00 M.
(Which of course is just a continuation of what HeyBub said.)
Postulate a group whose intent is to destroy the United States from within
via anarchy and bankruptcy. The actions of the United States Congress are
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