Here's the story as brief as I can tell it
House 1900 sq foot split level 3 levels partially below grade, at grade, and upstairs. Mechanical room located below grade adjacent to family room.
Equipment Carrier Weathermaker SX mated to a 3 ton 10 SEER Coleman in the last 5 years or so (note lines were cut and Coleman was installed, A coil is the old one.)
I have been battling water in the lower level (mechanical room mainly) due to non HVAC problems and finally got that straightened out.
We just came back from vacation Saturday to be met with 85 ish temperatures and 70 percent plus humidity. I started the AC up and every bit of "trunk" duct, the hosing from the condesate pump, the humidifier in the supply duct, the outside cabinet of the air handler is sweating profusely, getting water all over the damn place.
I had a friend of the family come out today who owns an HVAC shop and he said everything was operating as it should. He saw that I had a dehumidifier and suggested that I plug it in , he also mentioned that whomever removed the louvered door to the utility room probably exacerbated the problem since the space is no longer conditioned.
He said that my furnace was getting old and would probably need replacement in the not too distant future, but he wasnt trying to hard sell me a new system. He said mine was more of a case where we could schedule a replacement to fit in with his slow time in order for me to get the best deal. He also hooked me up with a Honeywell media filter to stick in my non functioning Carrier EAC. I was just using the regular 16x25x1 ones and they didnt fit in there that well.
My question is, will a completely new system solve my problems, or is this ridiculous heatwave we are having right now cause that to happen with any system.
When we got home from vacation, the house was 80 degrees and probably had 80 percent relative humidity. The AC has been running non stop (other than me shutting it off to give it a "break" once or twice, which may have been a bad idea?) and will not achieve a setpoint of 74 degrees. Should it take 3 days to wring all that moisture out of the air before you even start cooling down? It only seems to want to get to 75 and rises 2 degrees at the hottest part of the day.
[Edited by billb7581 on 07-19-2005 at 07:30 PM]