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Byrdybyrd05
Member since Nov 2014
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Anybody else like me worried about their AC not holding up this week?



sweetwaterbilly
LSU Fan
Nashville
Member since Mar 2017
18538 posts

It's been hot as shite up here but my AC wasn't cooling correctly. They came out and added 2 lbs of freon but "couldn't find a leak" anywhere. So it's just a matter of time before it happens again.. hopefully I can get through the 100s before it crops up again.


LSUnation78
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Northshore
Member since Aug 2012
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Its worth going out to clean your outdoor coils after that saharan dust last week. That stuff can gunk up the radiator fins.


Dawgfanman
Georgia Fan
Member since Jun 2015
16433 posts

It’s not going to cool the house more than 20 degrees from outside, probably less.


tigerinthebueche
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Erwinville, LA.
Member since Oct 2010
32912 posts

Nothing you can do about it. If it breaks, it breaks.


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dyslexiateechur
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Louisiana
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My ac froze up last week and all they could find was that it was dirty. Hoping it doesn’t happen again.


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Lawyered
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Trying not to overwork it

Let it run to 71… turn the temp back to 74 or 75 and let it rest until I get noticeable uncomfortable in the house then back to 71 it goes


CocomoLSU
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Member since Feb 2004
144461 posts

My unit is only about two years old or so, and it can't keep up with the heat during the day lately. We'll have it set on 72 and it'll be 76 in the house. I used to have two huge trees in my front yard that shaded the house pretty well, but we got rid of those earlier this year and I think that's the difference. But I'm not sure what else to do to keep the a/c trucking. May call the company and see if they can service it to improve efficiency or some shite like that.


Triple Bogey
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19th Green
Member since May 2017
5117 posts

I have to keep that bitch going all day or it won’t cool off at night


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turnpiketiger
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Member since May 2020
6576 posts

If I had an older unit, I’d keep a window unit on standby.


jaytothen
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I'm doing the right thing and setting my AC to 80 degrees to save energy and help the polar bears. That should keep wear down as well.


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Aubie Spr96
Utah Fan
lolwut?
Member since Dec 2009
36582 posts

Replaced the AC this year to the tune of $20K. That fricking hurt, but it's like Lambeau Field in the house right now. Looking at adding a radiant heat barrier to the attic and topping off the insulation.


ibldprplgld
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Member since Feb 2008
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Mine will hold 75, but it runs non-stop. The kicker is it keeps running until after 10 pm bc it’s still 90+ degrees after then.

I’ve an appointment scheduled for next week to have it looked at, but I’m considering the purchase of a window unit as a backup.


titmouse
a tree branch above your car
Member since May 2006
5994 posts

buying capacitors today just in case.


LSUtiger89
LSU Fan
Baton Rouge
Member since Dec 2007
2686 posts

Sounds like you have the o small of a unit for the size of the house. It happens a lot. It was one of the first things we had checked before we bought our house.


LSUZombie
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A Cemetery Near You
Member since Apr 2008
27070 posts

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My unit is only about two years old or so, and it can't keep up with the heat during the day lately. We'll have it set on 72 and it'll be 76 in the house. I used to have two huge trees in my front yard that shaded the house pretty well, but we got rid of those earlier this year and I think that's the difference. But I'm not sure what else to do to keep the a/c trucking. May call the company and see if they can service it to improve efficiency or some shite like that.




I'm in pretty much the same boat as you. The way my house is situated, it just get blasted by the sun in the late afternoon/evening and it bakes half my home like an oven. AC never gets a break.


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Tigeralum2008
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Member since Apr 2012
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Replaced the AC this year to the tune of $20K.




Good God! Did you get a dehumidifier too?


Aubie Spr96
Utah Fan
lolwut?
Member since Dec 2009
36582 posts

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Did you get a dehumidifier too?



Yep. The last unit made it 20 years. Figured frick it and went with the best option they had. Every company we spoke with said the same thing.


Fox McCloud
Member since Oct 2020
3099 posts

He must have went with a trane variable or two stage with high seer rating. Not insane these days for a top of the line unit.


VictoryHill
Army Fan
Tuscaloosa, AL
Member since Nov 2013
1403 posts

I keep ours on 76 during the day and 72 at night. We have lots of trees surrounding the home so natural shade saves us.


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