my home air conditioning unit is very old. I turned it on a few days ago
and it cools the house fine if i turn it down low (about 65 degrees). But
if I turn it up any higher than that my house seems warm. Also, I do not
think the unit has stopped running in days. What could be the problem?
Should I replace my thermostat? I would like to repair it myself. Please
HelP! I really need some advice. Thanks
Could be a few thing, but probably NOT the thermostat. Evaporator coil may
be frozen. Are you getting air flow? If not, it may freeze up and will not
allow the air across it to absorb the heat. Turn it off, clean the filter.
Once it has been off for 4 to 6 hours, give it another try.
I am going to take a guess. You are not an A/C tech person. I only say
that because I don't think I will make any suggests to help determine what
might be wrong.
I am going to suggest that you ask around among your neighbors and find
a good service tech. Hopefully one of your neighbors will know one they
Have them come out and take a look at your system. It may be a simple
thing to fix and that might hold you over for an nether year or several.
However, You may want to not bother with a fix and go for a replacement.
Replacing a "very old" unit can cut cost greatly and even totally pay for
the replacement in a short time. Current models are much more efficient
that the older ones.
Also have them check out the whole system for possible problems. Fixing
them now can save you money in the long run. Don't worry as much about what
brand of equipment as about who is installing it.
Sorry to say you are not doing this at the best time of year as this is
when everyone notices their system in not working which means you will
likely both wait a while and pay more than if you can wait three or four
HomeOwnersHub.com is a website for homeowners and building and maintenance pros. It is not affiliated with any of the manufacturers or service providers discussed here.
All logos and trade names are the property of their respective owners.