I had a new Rheem HVAC system installed last year and itís functioning very well. I wish I could just enjoy the comfort, but Iím concerned about the Low Ambient Control (LAC) I had my contractor install. I insisted that he install it because the installation instructions for my condensing unit state in part, ď Low ambient control should be used on all equipment operated below 70 degrees Fahrenheit ambientĒ My brick house seems to retain a lot of heat and so sometimes my air conditioner is running even when itís below 60 degree Fahrenheit outside. If you are wondering why I just donít open a window, itís because I donít like the noise.
In any case Iíve observed this accessory in action and it kind of freaks me out. When the temperature drop below 70 degree the fan stops and starts. I expected that but the cycle is only about 30 seconds on and then 30 seconds off. This makes me cringe. Perhaps Iím just overly empathic with capacitors and motors.
Has anyone seen this LAC to cause premature failure?