Some one please help!! ok here it goes....
I closed on my brand new two story home 2 weeks ago. its 2200 sq ft. with a 1 AC unit with a 10 seer rating and a 2 damper system. i have 1 thermostat upstairs and 1 downstairs. I questioned the builder before the install and asked if i was going to have 2 AC units. He said no, this 2 damper system is great and will cool your home fine. I stupidly agreed and now i am hot. I had the HVAC people come out twice that installed it and they said its working fine.
Before my wife and i moved in we came in on a saturday to paint a room in the downstairs area. it was 76 degrees in the home. i set the AC on 72. When we left 7 hours later, with the AC running the whole time we were there it was 77 when we left. That doesnt seem right to me??? This is my first two story home so i dont know how this damper thing works. Does that sound right to you? It has been mid 90's to 100 here in SC lately. Maybe thats got something to do with it?
Last night at 9:30pm my upstairs thermostat read 80 degrees?!? it was set at 72. i cannot sleep in that kind of heat. when i woke up today i looked at it and it did get to 72 but it probably ran all night long. My first power bill will probably be really high. The new electric company will love me i bet.
One more thing...
Before i closed the building contractor had some ladies in the home cleaning it up before i did my walk thru. he said he came in the home one a.m. and it was freezing in the house. he said the thermostats were set to 58 degrees. He said the cleaning ladies must have set it low to cool off while they were cleaning and didnt set it back up. He said it must have been running for two days straight to get that cool. Would this have messed up my unit-system in anyway? I myself had never seen the thermostat get below 72. i dont believe it can get down to 58.
What should i do? I plan on writing a letter to the companies manager/president that built my home and tell them the whole story. Would a bigger AC unit with better seer help me? I feel i was mis-lead by my builder. Need some direction on what action to do next.
Thanks for your help.