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Old 06-21-2021, 05:22 PM   #1
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Question A/C question?

So we were gone to Rayburn this weekend and when we got home the a/c was out. Repair company came out today and replaced the capacitor and its running again but not sure its cooling properly. The capacitor was replaced at 10 am this morning and it was 87 degrees inside. Now 7 hours later its still 78 degrees inside with the thermostat set to 70? Is it just me or should it be cooling faster? I had it serviced 2 weeks ago because it froze up and was low on freon. They put 2 lbs it and it cooled properly but they didn't check for a leak, I did climb in attic and nothing is froze up. My dad was here with them while we were at work. I been here 13 years and it just dont seem right. They checked the freon today also and said it was right and everything was working properly. In my head it should be cooling faster but maybe not. It is a two story roughly 2000 sq ft with one unit. It has always froze us out for the past 13 years. All filters are new also.
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Old 06-21-2021, 05:42 PM   #2
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On a hot day its going to take awhile. Looks like it was in the mid to low 90s earlier so I'd say its on pace.. I've seen a house that warm take until midnight to cool when it gets fixed at 2-3 pm. I'd let it go through the night and see how it does tomorrow.

Air doesn't blow colder or harder when set to 70, it just blows longer....
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It seems I've been told 2 degrees an hour and no more than 20 degrees cooler than outside

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Old 06-21-2021, 05:47 PM   #4
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If you need 2 lbs of Freon, you have a leak.
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Old 06-21-2021, 05:50 PM   #5
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If you need 2 lbs of Freon, you have a leak.

Sure but as long as its a slow leak that's not going to affect his cooling immediately.....or at least it didn't for me. I went 8ish years adding 2-3 lbs a year before buying a new system..
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Sure but as long as its a slow leak that's not going to affect his cooling immediately.....or at least it didn't for me. I went 8ish years adding 2-3 lbs a year before buying a new system..
Exactly and freon level was normal today when checked. I was juat wondering if the rate its cooling now seems normal. I guess I was expecting it to be alot cooler at 330 than what it was.
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Your system is not only cooling the air inside but also everything else inside. Furniture, rugs, carpet, beds, and flooring. It's also pulling out the humidity that is making it uncomfortable. It should get there before too much longer.
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Exactly and freon level was normal today when checked. I was juat wondering if the rate its cooling now seems normal. I guess I was expecting it to be alot cooler at 330 than what it was.

I'm not an AC guy...just a homeowner with the exact experience several times with the freon fill I needed annually before the new system. That's a hot part of the day to get your temps down from 87. I bet you will be fine. Maybe an AC guy will chime in and confirm.
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Sure but as long as its a slow leak..I went 8ish years adding 2-3 lbs a year before buying a new system..
You and Al Gore are creating holes in the ozone layer. Lol
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It will be fine sleep naked with a box fan

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Old 06-21-2021, 06:10 PM   #11
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it takes awhile to cool down all of that water in the air. hang in there
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you and al gore are creating holes in the ozone layer. Lol

lol......was....:d
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it takes awhile to cool down all of that water in the air. hang in there
Im hanging lol. Just wanting to make sure it should take this long. I guess I was expecting to come home to a cool house a little to soon
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Think of it this way. When a house goes without cooling for a couple of days the whole house heats up to 87 degrees not just the air. So as the air cools down it’s taking heat out of the walls, furniture etc. once it cools everything down it will keep the house at your set point.
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Old 06-21-2021, 06:23 PM   #16
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Ours went out last saturday night. Paid the price and had the repair guy out Sunday morning and he replaced the capacitor. Temp was around 81 in the house I think when he started. Couple hours later it was down to 74 where I had it set.
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Old 06-21-2021, 06:49 PM   #18
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You checked that the fan is running outside and you didn't just pop another capacitor?

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Old 06-21-2021, 06:59 PM   #19
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Quick gut check is take thermometer & measure temp at return duct and then measure ata nearby supply register. Should be a difference of 15-22 degrees
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You checked that the fan is running outside and you didn't just pop another capacitor?

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Old 06-21-2021, 07:23 PM   #21
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Our ac went out last week too.. I swapped the capacitor and it took a about 18 hours to get back down to normal.. It was 80 degrees in the house for 24 hours before I could get the part. Been working fine for the past week now..
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Is it blowing cold air??
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Old 06-21-2021, 07:31 PM   #23
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Don't forget you got to cool down all the furniture Walls Flooring everything

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Old 06-21-2021, 07:37 PM   #24
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Is it blowing cold air??
Yes sir its coming down. It's down to 75 now. A cool 75 is much better than a hot 87 lol. I reckon I just thought it would cool faster not accounting it was was down since Friday night so everything was hot inside. We will see how it performs tomorrow after cooling all the way down tonight
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Yes sir its coming down. It's down to 75 now. A cool 75 is much better than a hot 87 lol. I reckon I just thought it would cool faster not accounting it was was down since Friday night so everything was hot inside. We will see how it performs tomorrow after cooling all the way down tonight
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Old 06-21-2021, 07:50 PM   #26
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If you need 2 lbs of Freon, you have a leak.
Or they over charged it...
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Old 06-21-2021, 07:52 PM   #27
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Put a sprinkler on the condenser...it’ll help w transition
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Quick gut check is take thermometer & measure temp at return duct and then measure ata nearby supply register. Should be a difference of 15-22 degrees
Bingo. If the return air vent has 80 degree air going into it, you need at least 64-65 degree air coming out. It does not sound like your system is doing this.
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Yes sir its coming down. It's down to 75 now. A cool 75 is much better than a hot 87 lol. I reckon I just thought it would cool faster not accounting it was was down since Friday night so everything was hot inside. We will see how it performs tomorrow after cooling all the way down tonight
Great! Did anyone mention that you have to cool down the furniture too?
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Yes sir its coming down. It's down to 75 now. A cool 75 is much better than a hot 87 lol. I reckon I just thought it would cool faster not accounting it was was down since Friday night so everything was hot inside. We will see how it performs tomorrow after cooling all the way down tonight

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Great! Did anyone mention that you have to cool down the furniture too?
Yea I ainít never heard that one...
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Old 06-21-2021, 09:26 PM   #32
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Upstairs AC went out, was 85 degrees and cooled to 75 in 4 hours. Upstairs is 1400 sq ft or so, has a 3.5 ton. AC units shouldn’t need Freon ever in a perfect world as it’s a closed loop system. You might need a bigger unit when the time comes.
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The more important question is how was the bite at Rayburn!?

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Old 06-22-2021, 12:23 PM   #34
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Your system is not only cooling the air inside but also everything else inside. Furniture, rugs, carpet, beds, and flooring. It's also pulling out the humidity that is making it uncomfortable. It should get there before too much longer.
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No followup OP?
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Yes sir, was real busy yesterday. It is cooling great and performing as it should it ended up get down to set temp around 730 or 8 Monday evening and been doing great ever since.👍
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Yes sir, was real busy yesterday. It is cooling great and performing as it should it ended up get down to set temp around 730 or 8 Monday evening and been doing great ever since.👍



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