Ok......I bought a David Weekley home back in May 2007 and we are still having problems with our A/C. We live in southwest Houston in a 2 story 3400 sq foot home that has 2 A/C units. Here is what I know....
- 4 ton evaporator coils with 3 ton condensors
- Lennox 14ACX series
- Airteam conducted the install
We had the compressor on the upstairs unit burn out already and had to be replaced. The issue we are mainly having is the downstairs master bedroom will cool off but the rest of the downstairs won't. There is usually a 4 to 7 degree differential most of the time (even at midnight). Since we have been complaining about since we moved in we are still somewhat covered under warranty. We had Fresh Air and 2 other companies come out to take a look and they all basically said the following :
- The A/C tonage is not big enough to compensate for the square footage of the house and that's why it's not cooling down
- There is very minimal air flow in the kitchen/living room which is causing another problem
- The evaporator coils being 4 ton and the units being 3 is another issue
- With the heat load and all the windows we have the units aren't capable of handling the load
We need to have more tonage outside, need to add more vents in the kitchen/living room and need to adjust the only 2 vents in the living room. Well of course Weekley is balking at this now (when the warranty project manager agreed to pay for the work to be done...and I have this on voicemail) and they sent out Davis A/C to come and take a look at it. They are going to set up sensors to record all the temperature data for 5 days to look and see if they can resolve the issue. Weekley states that homes are built to spec using a J manual, which is supposed to prevent things like this from happeneing but I don't trust them. I have had enough people look and tell me what's wrong (besides living in the house myself) to know that the A/C is not (and has never) working properly. It could be march in the evening time and I can set the thermostats to 65 degrees and the A/C system won't cool off below 74....and this is not in the heat of the summer. I feel that Davis is going to be "preped" by Weekley and they will come back with "everything is just fine" scenario and trying to make it seem like there is nothing wrong with the A/C.
Does anyone have any ideas as to what could be going on?