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!


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