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    Upstairs HVAC Problems

    I purchased a house two years ago during August. I do not recall any issues regarding ac in the upstairs at that time. The following year and this year the AC upstairs doesn't work. If it is 85 degrees outside I can barely get it to 82 degrees upstairs. The other two zones on the main floor work fine. The only change that I am aware of was that the outside condensor units were replaced soon after I moved in.

    Also, the room at the far end of upstairs doesn't get enough heat in the winter.

    I have had three HVAC contractors over, and each one wants to sell me new units, although none can explain why there are both heat and cooling issues (the cooling issues have been explained as either because of mismatch with the older indoor units) or lack of air flow upstairs (which of course wouldn't change unless large leaks in the ducts occurred for no reason).

    I need to find a contractor in the Westchester NY area that can determine the real cause of these problems, and not just try and sell me a new unit, as there is no gaurantee that a new unit will work any better.

    Help!

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    hrmm

    you have 2 condensors outside you need to go out and feel that there is luke warm not cold air coming out of both if so. the problem is in the ductwork you need to have to redesigned so that it operates effectively returns and supplies both
    **find a good company that you feel will do the job right too

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    If you bought the house 2 yrs. ago, and had condensers replaced thereafter, they are what, a year old?? There's no way we can tell you what the problem is from here with that info. You seem to not be sure what work was actually done. You need to find a recommended company in your area and get some answers from them.
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    Hire a good contractor who knows the bookwork and they'll be able to diagnose the problem. You might, however, not like the solutions. How do you find a good HVAC contractor? Info attached.
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    If YOU want change, YOU have to first change.

    If you are waiting for the 'other guy' to change first, just remember, you're the 'other guy's' other guy. To continue to expect real change when you keep acting the same way as always, is folly. Won't happen. Real change will only happen when a majority of the people change the way they vote!

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