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I just had a SL18XC1 air conditioner installed in early

I just had a SL18XC1 air conditioner installed in early June. This may seem like a silly question but does the fan at the top of the unit always need to be moving for the air conditioner to be on. My son is insisting that the air conditioner is not working. The house does seem cooler though.JA: Did you double-check the thermostat's settings? And what about the filters?Customer: the filters are brand new. the thermostat does click on if I lower the temp.JA: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?Customer: noJA: Anything else we should know to help you best?Customer: I need to know if I should call the company that installed it.JA: OK. Got it. I'm sending you to a secure page on JustAnswer so you can place the $5 fully-refundable deposit now. While you're filling out that form, I'll tell the HVAC Technician about your situation and then connect you two.

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BillyHvac

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Had thunderstorms in the area last night that caused 3 power

Had thunderstorms in the area last night that caused 3 power outages lasting less then 3 seconds each. Today the air conditioner isn't blowing cold air. I shut the system down for about 2 hours, checked all my breakers, then turned it back on and set thermostat 5 degrees below inside temperature. The outside unit fan kicked on, but it's just the fan. It doesn't sound like it normally does...you know...that full robust sound. Inside, the relay kicks on and the fan is pushing air, but I'm not getting the drip of condensation from the A coils as usual. Any ideas? I'm poor and can't afford a local repairman. Goodman system MODEL ARUF303016AA

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Brian HVAC Guy

HVAC/R Consultant

High School

 
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I'd really like to get my neighbor's air conditioner fixed.

I'd really like to get my neighbor's air conditioner fixed. It creates this very loud humming sound that echoes/ buzzes throughout my house- even with the doors and windows shut. The unit faces my house. Any idea what could cause this and how expensive it could be?JA: Did you double-check the thermostat's settings? And what about the filters?Customer: It's the neighbor's unit so I don't know if they have checked any of these items.JA: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?Customer: NoJA: Anything else we should know to help you best?Customer: Could it be just a loose cover that could either be screwed tighter or put something heavy on top of it to keep it from rattling?JA: OK. Got it. I'm sending you to a secure page on JustAnswer so you can place the $5 fully-refundable deposit now. While you're filling out that form, I'll tell the HVAC Technician about your situation and then connect you two.

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Phil

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We have an old Goettl Heat pump/air conditioner and are

We have an old Goettl Heat pump/air conditioner and are being told that the compressor is bad, don't have $ for new unit, is there such a thing as a refurbished compressor for our unit?JA: Did you double-check the thermostat's settings? And what about the filters?Customer: I would not know how to check the thermostat, it states it is 88 degrees and the unit is set for 81 degrees. The breaker for the A/C keeps tripping. The filters are changed monthly.JA: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?Customer: Neither myself or my husband are able to do the work, I am trying to see what options are available for the unit. I would plan to have it installed.JA: Anything else we should know to help you best?Customer: are you in Phoenix, AZ or do you have a local rep?JA: No. I'm the HVAC Technician's Assistant.Customer: So I am not sure how this will help me?JA: OK. Got it. I'm sending you to a secure page on JustAnswer so you can place the $5 fully-refundable deposit now. While you're filling out that form, I'll tell the HVAC Technician about your situation and then connect you two.

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BillyHvac

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My 1997 Trane XE 1200 TTP060100A4 (with HCFC 22) failed and

my 1997 Trane XE 1200 TTP060100A4 (with HCFC 22) failed and was replaced with a Johnston Supply RAC13J604S21 (rated at 5 tons) and a Goodman CSCF4860N6 coil (4 to 5 ton horizontal slab coil). they don't seem to cool as well as the old Trane before it failed. Why? Is it the new coolant that is required now not as good?

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Tim H.

Lead building engineer

Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho

 
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The screen on the thermostat is so light it's hard to

The screen on the thermostat is so light it's hard to make a change to the temperature, the air conditioner works because the air came on for a little while.

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Phil

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Degree, Mech Engr Technology

 
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I'm putting on a CCH-2C crankcase heater on a 4ton

I'm putting on a CCH-2C crankcase heater on a 4ton condenser's compressor on a flat roof, to run it in low ambient. The new literature that comes with the Raychem heater states that you should only power it with a Square D QO-EPD style breaker or equivalent (with a 30mA GFI rating as opposed to 5 mA rating cheap home GFIs have). EPD breakers can cost $300 or more each, and I've never seen one used for any condenser or especially a crankcase heater. A guy in a supply house said that a UL rated heater powered from the hot side of the contactor of a UL rated condenser does not need a separate breaker.Any clues? ~Mark

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Phil

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Degree, Mech Engr Technology

 
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This question is. I have two air conditioners that are in

This question is for HVAC. I have two air conditioners that are in the windows currently but I'm not getting the room very cold. I have a coupon for $89.21 point air-conditioner tuneup.With this be something that would help me?Can they perform the tuneup if it's in the window?Do they mean $89 per air-conditioner?These air-conditioners are between three and five years old.Please advise.

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Rick

Owner

 
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They say our old house AC return is too small. As it's

They say our old house AC return is too small. As it's gotten hotter the AC doesn't seem to ant to blow airJA: Did you double-check the thermostat's settings? And what about the filters?Customer: Just took the one filter out to see what kind of flow I was getting. Installed a nest and it's set at 63JA: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?Customer: The work tonight to check it yesJA: Anything else we should know to help you best?Customer: Pearl are you realJA: OK. Got it. I'm sending you to a secure page on JustAnswer so you can place the $5 fully-refundable deposit now. While you're filling out that form, I'll tell the HVAC Technician about your situation and then connect you two.

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Airheatman

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6 years college

 
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