We are renting a 1700 SQFT house in dallas, It's 90 degrees outside,
but the AC (central air) can only get it 76-77 degrees inside the
house in the afternoon. I have tried multiple settings on the
thermostat, to no avail.
the landlord sent an AC guy out who determined the coils needed
cleaning, and the drain pipe was clogged, he did both of those things,
it seemed to get better for a day or two but it went back to being
warm in the house. The guy came back out, and said the pipe was not
clogged, he checked the freon, it was ok and said the only think he
could find was some leftover dirt in the pipes, and on the unit, which
he cleaned out. Again, it worked nicely for a few days, but starting
today it is beginning to get warm in the house.
It seems to help if I leave the AC off for an hour or two, but after a
while it goes back to its same ways. If I put my hand up to the vent,
the air feels slightly cool, but I do not think its near what it
should be. The compressor otuside is running, one pipe is cool, the
other warm, is this normal?
Based on what I've told you, should it be cooler in the house?
Is there there anything I can check on my own? Since this guy has
come out twice I have a good mind to call another guy and just absorb
the cost of the service call because it is worth it to me to be cool.
Any help on this matter would be greatly appreciated.