Our air did not seem to be cooling the house very well. The vents blow cool air, but not cold. I had a repairman come out and tell us the compressor was bad. It was under warranty so I paid about $Pricing Removed for it to be installed. This seemed to work for about a month. He asked if we had changed the filter and we have changed it. The problem is that when we bought the house, there was no filter in it and I worry how long the previous owner went without one (the whole unit is only 2 years old). Repairman acted like this could have been what shot the compressor.
The air worked ok for about a month and then we started having the same problems. I don't know much about central air, but from what I have read he probably should have checked the air handler and cleaned that out. We also have noticed that one bedroom does not cool like the rest of the house, so I wonder if there is a problem with the duct work.
Same repairman comes back and we noticed there is oil at the bottom of the outside unit. He mumbled something about maybe he didn't solder it correctly. He sprays soapy water and shows me where it is bubbling and the leak is. Knowing nothing about these systems (and as well as not being mechanically inclined) I am not sure if it was his fault or not. He said that there is no reason a 2 year old unit should be having as many problems as mine is having and he is going to see if Goodman will replace the whole outdoor unit. He tells me to call him the next day and by then he will have an answer. He says even if they won't replace everything, the could repair the leak.
I call him the next day and he says that they will only replace the unit within 30 days. This doesn't seem very long and I would think it would be a year (although I would still be out of luck). He said that they would replace the condensor coils, but they guy didn't know if he had any in stock. I told him to call me when he found out.
No call yesterday while I wait around all day. I called twice today and left messages and no call again. I am going to call someone else tommorrow.
Any ideas what could be wrong? What should I ask the new repairman? I think that I will ask whoever comes to clean out the air handler. It doesn't sound too complicated, but with my luck and ability I would break something. Why would there be oil at the bottom of the outside unit? Where would it come from?
Thanks for any help you can provide.