View Full Version : AC Start Up Issues
05-27-2007, 08:44 AM
As suggested thru this forum, I had a high velocity system professionally installed in Jan. I am now trying to start up this warm holiday weekend. I set the thermostat to a low temp -- air handler works fine / is circulating air, however the outdoor unit did not come on. I have properly inserted the breaker for the outdoor unit. Any suggestions would be appreciated.
05-27-2007, 09:15 AM
don't mess with much as you could get the ole "warranty void" story.
05-27-2007, 09:40 AM
Sounds like you turned on the disconnect switch by the outdoor unit. Did you also check the breaker for the outdoor unit at your breaker panel to be sure it was also turned on?
Beyond that there's not much to do but call your installer back to check over the system.
05-27-2007, 10:13 AM
give the outside system 5 minutes at least to turn on. there is probally a built in time delay. and i will charge u x amount if you call me and that is all thats wrong. but my best service call was this hot milf. no brains thou. she calls my shop cursing them all out the leak that she paid for to be repaired last summer leaked back out. i get to her house went straight to the t-stat. she had the temp set down on the old t-87 but the cool off heat switch was on heat. i switched it over for her and it turned right on. i couldn't help but not to laugh that moment. she was really embarassed even gave me a tip. i wish i had more calls that easy.lol
05-27-2007, 11:49 AM
if it was installed in january did they ever do a start up on it?????
05-27-2007, 12:05 PM
Maybe I'm missing something here. Why would you wait till a holiday weekend to start/test your AC system?
05-27-2007, 04:31 PM
why are u properly inserting the breaker or should i say outside disconnect. you should never touch that. If you call the company that installed it they will send a tech right over to fix your situation. call them get them there. If you play with this system and they know you did you void your warranty
05-27-2007, 05:07 PM
Good chance the unit's never been started. Service valves could still be closed. I'd remove that disconnect and open a window or two.
05-27-2007, 06:03 PM
i was thinking that. He just voided his warranty if thats the case. Or he did it himself added r-22 and didn't know he was suppose to open them. But the condensor would still start. he is saying nothing. without seeing the job i have no idea. I also hate to say it i couldn't care let him sweat. let everyone sweat. i don't even got my ac on yet and my tstat on my desk is saying its 86 inside
05-27-2007, 06:06 PM
Are there any notes on your paperwork from the install? maybe. System is shut off needs to call out for a startup....or something similar.
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