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The one of the reasons it would not pull humididty is if unit is to big and not running long enough. Has the tech found out why the unit cuts off. Russ
No he hasn't. It seems to stay running if I leave the fan on constantly and not put it on automatic but the humidity problem has us stumped. I am calling him again this morning. Maybe we can get some more info then.
There are checks he can make wet bulb and dry bulb readings. What is the size of your house and size of unit. I will be out for a few hours but I will reply back. Russ
It is a 1 and 0ne half ton unit and my total square footage is 700 square feet. It is a one bedroom condo apartment on the second floor of a three story building. He says that all the other 1 bedroom apartments have that size of unit. He has tried the wet bulb dry bulb readings. He set the furnace on the lowest speed today to see if that will help to keep it from cutting out and not coming back on when it should. He held a temp thing in the cold air return and said that he was going to add some refridgerant to the conditioner. He just went back up to the roof to do that. I still don't see that that will fix the humidity problem. Of course it is Nebraska and one of the humidest seasons and year! We are just so puzzled. He has gone home for the day aqand is coming back tommorrow afternoon.
What concerns me is that the unit shuts off for so long. It should maintain within 2 degrees. Are the condo above and below vacant or occupied Russ
are you still having problems Russ
I think we may have found the problem with the humidity. The A/C in the unit above me was not draining into the proper drain pipe but was draining onto the floor. It was leaking into my furnace area down a back wall that we could not see. It eventually soaked the wall around to the side where we could see it. My A/C couldn't keep up with all that moisture! We fixed his unit above me and my wall is finally drying out . Fans going on it all the time. Humidity is getting better.
As for the A/C cutting off, we have turned the blower down on the furnace to low to see if that helps. Thanks so much for all your input.