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Douglas, HVAC Technician
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AC unit is blowing cool air from vents but not cooling the

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AC unit is blowing cool air from vents but not cooling the house..its about 7 years old...local tech says in need a new one...would like to know obvious things to double check that might be wrong before comittiing to new unite
Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: HVAC
Expert:  Douglas replied 6 years ago.
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Douglas :

Your tech needs to tell you why you need a new one. 7 years is hardly the life of a AC system. I mean to say, is it leaking, does the compressor have a bad valve, did the load change and you need more capacity.... Did he actually check the output capacity? (most techs dont have a clue how to do this). Did he measure the airflow? (another lost art). I am wondering if this particular tech is either in over his head or on commission. I dont know him from Adam but I suspect it might be worth getting another set of eyes on it.

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