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Phil, Mechanical Engineer
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Room a/c set at 60 room temp in the 70s, Since the weather

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Room a/c set at 60 room temp in the 70s
JA: I'll do all I can to help. How long have you been dealing with this?
Customer: Since the weather got warm
JA: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?
Customer: Possibly
JA: Anything else we should know to help you best?
Customer: Cooled fine last year unit over 5 years old thinking of replacing
JA: Did you double-check the thermostat? And what about the unit's filters?
Customer: Filter clean set at 60 kicks down alot
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: HVAC
Expert:  Phil replied 1 year ago.

Hello, there are all types of AC units on the market, can you tell me a lot about the type you have?

We can go from there

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Freidrich 6000 btu
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Warm room
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Are you still there?
Expert:  Phil replied 1 year ago.

Yes I am here, but must come and go a lot

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Expert:  Phil replied 1 year ago.

Usually when you set that type of AC unit down to 60F it will ice the coil, the blower will run but no cold air will come out.... look that over, let me know what you can discover

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
What would be good temp to set new unit as probably going to replace unit
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
What do you think?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Please let me know thanks
Expert:  Phil replied 1 year ago.

Set no colder than 70F, especially at night or when its also cool outside... Amana is a good brand to look at if it will fit the space, 8,000 btu would be more suitable than 6,000 btu in most cases, Amana costs less that the Friedrich and has a better warranty.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Thank you
Expert:  Phil replied 1 year ago.

Its time to rate my work, locate the 'rate your expert' link and click on it, then follow the prompts, Rating is how I earn a living, lacking that I work at my own expense.

In exchange I will hold the question open to you for any follow up you need.