Hi HVAC Experts:
I've just moved into a four year old condo. My unit is about 1,000 sq.ft. (2 bedroom plus den and two baths). It is a corner unit (west and north-west exposure) with windows along the entire west side and north.
The condo has two wall units (Livingroom and Den) with the intake at the base of the unit, then the thermostat, then the cold/heat vent at the top of the wall. Vents are located in the spare room on the back the Living Room main wall unit and same for the Master Bedroom from the Den.
The thermostat is not working properly because it is right below the vent, e.g. in order to maintain a temperature of 72-73 F I need to place the thermostat at 65-66 F.
The other problem is high humidity levels. I've tried just about every solution I know and they are not working or can't keep up with such high humidity levels. The unit is always 'clamy' and 'damp'. The humidity levels range from 60% to 70%.
I purchased a dehumidifier and its been running full tilt for four days and I was able to reduce the humidity levels down to 60%. Unfortunately, it goes back up! The source appears to be the a/c.
I don't know the type of system that is on the rooftop of our condo. I will find out from Management.
Our building is about 16 stories high and just under 200 units. What would be causing the a/c not too work ... a big de-humidifier.
I need to address the problem with our Property Manager but would love some suggestions as to what to look for and what could be the problem(s).
Thanks bunches, SK