Brian Vogel

07:57AM | 05/10/04
Member Since: 09/30/03
10 lifetime posts
We moved into our home last Sept...and never had a need to use the A/C. I do know, however, that it did work--it was on the times we went to see the house (June/July)as well as tested during the home inspection.

I turned it on this morning. Wasn't needed really, however, my wife works nights as a's much quieter/more comfortable for her to sleep during the day with the A/C, rather than open windows, when possible.

I closed all the windows, and turned it on, when I first got up, to allow it to run a little before I left. I checked the vents, and the cool airflow was VERY weak.

I had the t-stat set to 70-F...the lowest it reached, after an hour of running, was 75-F.

I was actually COOLER outside , about 66-F, when I left.

Could the outside temp have a bearing on the effectiveness of the A/C? Thanks

Brian Vogel

09:19AM | 05/10/04
Member Since: 09/30/03
10 lifetime posts
Thanks HK...I did go around last night and make sure all the vents were open, so that shouldn't be an issue.

I'll check the filters are clean.

Also...if I can ask a somewhat related question:

I've seen conflicting thoughts on cleaning the coils with, for example, a garden hose. I've seen some people saying it is beneficial, removing the dirt from the coils, running the unit more efficiently.

However, I've also seen some people saying spraying the unit, you are actually forcing the debris further into the system.

Any thoughts?

Thanks again for your help!


Post a reply as Anonymous

Photo must be in JPG, GIF or PNG format and less than 5MB.


type the code from the image


Post_new_button or Login_button

Painting your front door a striking color is risky, but it will really grab attention. Picking the right shade (and finish... Built on a rocky island in the Drina River, near the town of Bajina Basta, Serbia, this wooden house was cobbled together ... Large steel-framed windows flood the interior of this remodeled Michigan barn with daylight. The owners hired Northworks A... Edging formed with upside-down wine bottles is a refreshing change. Cleverly and artistically involving recycled materials... A Washington State couple called on BC&J Architects to transform their 400-square-foot boathouse into a hub for family bea... Similar to the elevated utensil concept, hanging your pots and pans from a ceiling-mounted rack keeps them nearby and easy... For windows, doors, and mirrors that could use a little definition, the Naples Etched Glass Border adds a decorative flora... The thyme growing between these stepping stones adds a heady fragrance to strolls along this lush, low-maintenance garden ... Decoupage is an easy way to add any paper design to your switch plate, whether it is wallpaper, scrapbook paper, book page... Twine lanterns add pops of crafty—but sophisticated—flair to any outdoor setting. Wrap glue-soaked twine around a balloon ... When securely fastened to a tree or the ceiling of a porch, a pallet and some cushioning make the ideal place to lounge. V... Reluctant to throw away any of those unidentified keys in your junk drawer? Hang them from a few chains attached to a simp... A stripped-down model, sans screened porch, starts out at $79,000. Add the porch, a heated floor for the bath, and all the... Salvaged boards in varying widths and colors make up the dramatic accent wall in this attic space. The high-gloss white of... This garden shed has been decked out to the nines. Designer Orla Kiely created the intimate home for a flower trade show, ...
Newsletter_icon Google_plus Facebook Twitter Pinterest Youtube Rss_icon