Here is my issue. A few weeks ago I noticed my Central Air was not cooling my house. After Changing the filter had no effect I decided I could not handle the heat anymore. I called in a HVAC company.
They came out and took some readings, which I will post below. They tested my outer unit with a diagnostic tool and only looked at my Furnace. They told me it was out of whack. The "Liquid" was 230 and the "Suction" was 40. He first recommended a Coil Pull and Clean, then told me he thinks my compressor may be failing. He then told me that would be $$$$. He then said I might as well get a whole new system for $$$$.
I paid him the service call charge and sent him on his way. I think its wise to get a second opinion before sinking $k into something. Is it possible to clean the inside coils myself? He said he could do it but it would not make sense considering the compressor could be/is going bad.
What got me thinking is over the winter a closet door fell into the actual thermostat and knocked off the cover/batteries out. When I started it up this year it was just blowing regular air. I went outside and the outside unit wasn't even doing anything. I then noticed the "HP-NON-HP" switch had been bumped to "HP". I then switched it back to "Non-HP" and the outer unit kicked on but still will not blow cool air.
To be completely honest I know nothing about HVAC stuff. I assume that stands for "Heat-Pump" and I'm not even sure where it should be.
I was recently laid off and have 4 kids and am struggling on my Wife's income alone so spending $$$$ is near impossible. I'm just looking for a little guidance and I am sucking up my pride, admitting I'm clueless, and hoping someone has some suggestions./opinions.
Below are the comments on the Work Order.
"No Cool Diagnosis"
Checked Freon Pressure
-Very High Liquid - 230
-Very Low Pressure - 40
- Should be 75/200
Checked Amps at compressor
- Recommend Coil Pull & Clean
Recommend replacement due to age, condition & cost to repair
Thanks for any help you can give me!