This weekend I had the displeasure of sleeping in a 85 degree house. Fortunately my home warranty company was able to locate a contractor that came out this morning to diagnose and repair the problem. They diagnosed the problem as a bad run capacity and dirty condenser coil. I was hoping that the community could tell me how these two problem actually relate to the problems that I was experiencing. Please understand I am not questioning the word of the technician I am only trying to understand how these two problems would contribute to the air not cooling properly. In fact, the air is now 21 degrees cooler as measured at a register.
The primary problem that I experience is that the air conditioner would run but the air was only cool. After two hours of continuous running it would cool the house to 81 degrees.