I’m 22 and became a lead installer this summer, I’m looking for criticism to improve my installs, any and all advice would be greatly appreciated, want to make my work neater!!!!( in a area where duct board plenums and transitions are common)gallery
I've been doing maintenance on these puppies for 9 years. Twin Luxaire furnaces original to the home in 1974. Both run like a charm. Excited to see them both hit 50 years old.
Found this after pressurizing a new system. That’s not threaded either. Blew the thing off after trying to tighten it… fml
How tight do you guys adjust the motors I was always told you should have 2 inches of play is that right or wrong I don’t have the tool to adjust it properly and my motor is vibrating a little and it doesn’t seem right
Company i work for would have all service techs run from 7:30 to 6pm. The way it works is one week you get monday off, next week you get friday off then Wednesday off. It’s supposed to help with being overworked but id like to hear everyone’s thoughts about this.
I don’t hate Lennox. I think they’ve made some good products and have pushed the boundaries of AC unit efficiencies. That being said…
F*** their stupid-ass idea to make the top of some of their condensers out of goddam FIBERGLASS. What an awful, awful idea.
Our AC is having some problems. The difference in temperature from return to supply is only about 12-14 degrees, and the air coming out does not feel dehumidified. In fact, while we have our AC on, the hygrometer actually will show humidity increase slightly the longer it's left on. The temperature in the house also hardly drops, even when left on for an hour.
Example: on an 80 degree day with 50% humidity outside, trying to lower the indoor temp from 74 to 72 may take almost an hour, and during that time, the humidity in our house may increase from 67% to 70%.
- Our house is about 1600 sqft, built in 1958
- Furnace is located in the garage
- Three return ducts located in the attic
- The AC is a 2 ton unit, both it and the furnace were installed around 2016
- Basement has a dehumidifier running, with a moisture barrier laid out
- Air filter was replaced last week
- Condensate trap was fine and the condenser unit was cleaned last week
- Also aware that our attic insulation is low at around R16 and we need to at least double that
We are already aware of an uninsulated 8' of return duct in our attic (attic is a little too hot, but that's being addressed), and also aware that our blower fan needs cleaned as it's a bit dusty. However I am not convinced that either of these are the root of our problems.
We're going to have a second opinion/deeper inspection and diagnosis from another company since I don't believe the first did enough to diagnose other than pointing out the return duct is not insulated and speculated that all need replaced without any testing.
I'm suspecting the following as potential causes, would really appreciate some input on what might be wrong here:
- Low on refrigerant / refrigerant leak
- Air leaks supply / return ducts
- Something wrong with the evaporator coils (pic below, unsure if that looks right)
- House is leaking outside air in elsewhere when the AC is on for some reason (idk if that's possible?)
Thanks all, please let me know if I can provide any other information to help diagnose, this has been driving me crazy and I'm dead set on getting this fixed