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HVAC folks?

Postby bwarbiany on Sun Sep 13, 2015 11:01 am

Hey, I seem to remember that someone (or a couple folks) on the board have HVAC expertise?

Our AC has given up (I think it might be as simple as low freon, but could be freon leak too), and needs to get looked at...

Luckily we're past the worst of the season, and it's actually getting cooler at night now, but if I don't get this done ASAP, I might be living alone! :wink:

If there's nobody on the board, but anyone has good recommendations for an HVAC guy, I'll take that as well...
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Re: HVAC folks?

Postby bwarbiany on Mon Sep 14, 2015 10:35 am

Disregard... Seems to have improved after leaving it off 24 hours, and now it's running great.

Phew!
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Re: HVAC folks?

Postby jward on Wed Sep 16, 2015 11:19 am

I am only an AC hack. If you are low on freon it probably leaked out. Is the leak slow enough to just top off? Who know you have to test for that.

From what you described and the humid weather we have been having I suspect your A coil/condenser froze. That is water normally condenses on the A coil as the air cools and drains out of the system. If your system doesn't move enough air or has to run too long ice can build up on the coils insulating them the moving air and restrict the air flow. If that is the issue you can turn off the AC and run the fan to help melt the ice quicker.
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Re: HVAC folks?

Postby ScottK on Tue Oct 06, 2015 11:06 am

Sorry I didn't see this sooner. Jason Klauk is an HVAC tech for St. Mary's in Long Beach. He knows cooling frontwards and backwards. He's not active on the boards, but he's the dude that brings his motorhome for me to sleep in at homebrew fest :happybeer: Anyway, for future reference if you have any other problems let me know and I can put you in touch with him. He's fixed my house equipment before for beer.
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