Hi everyone. I was hoping for a little help. I know nothing about AC. I just rented a house and the AC is not performing well. The landlord sent someone out yesterday but he didn't do anything. He said he cleaned something on the unit. He said the temp of the air coming out of the vent was 66. The AC ran from 2 PM on Sat until 6:30 AM on Sunday nonstop. The temp stayed above 90 inside the house until after midnight, and only reached 85 by 6:30 AM, but it was 75 outside.
This isn't normal right? Even with a poorly insulated house, shouldn't an AC unit be able to cool more than that? It ran for 14 hours and still it was 10 degrees hotter inside than out.
When I woke up at 6:30 I moved the thermostat up until it clicked off at 85. It stayed off for about 10 mins, then clicked on again. It is now cycling on and staying on for 10 mins, then off for about 3-5 mins, then on again.
Here are some details:
House Size: About 900 SF
Temp: 95+ during day, 70's at night, very high humidity
AC: I don't know the brand of the unit, but the inside compressor thing said Copeland cr16k6-pfv-220. I googled that. Is that a 1.5 ton compressor?
I am afraid the landlord isn't going to have this properly fixed. The guy he sent over seemed very shady and unprofessional and I think he was friends with the landlord.
Does this sound like an AC problem or a house problem such as insulation. It's an older house, probably poorly insulated, but I still think it should do better than that.
What should I do? Keep hounding the landlord or look for a new place to live? It's absolutely miserable inside the house and I don't even feel like staying here.