Hello---great board! My problem---I live just north of Tampa, FL & I've been having several problems with my a/c since moving into my new house last October. I have 2 Carrier heat pump, 3.5 ton units(38EYG) for a 3100 sq. ft. 2-story house. Everything is single stage--builder (U.S. Homes) wouldn't allow me to upgrade even though I wanted variable speed equipment! Anyway, the problem I'm now having is that water is dripping from the evaporator coil onto my electronic air cleaner on the 2nd floor unit. This is the same unit that the builder was supposed to replace the evaporator coil on because they got it caked up with sheet rock dust during construction but they wound up only cleaning the evaporator coil. The house was stuffy all winter & I had numerous problems with my heat & a/c which were gradually fixed. The installer didn't supervise the original installation & messed things up with the a/c & even the I-joists in my house & they still send either kids just out of school (nothing wrong with that as long as they know what they're doing) or 'techs' that have never seen electronic air cleaners before! I know that water & electricity don't mix & the air cleaner makes an incredibly loud ZAP when water drips on it.
Any ideas what might cause this? Should the evaporator coil have been replaced instead of cleaned (it's not shiny anymore, looks kind of bleached now. I know it was cleaned with a base solution)?
Any advice would be greatly appreciated--I've even complained to Carrier about the a/c company the builder wants to keep sending out (the same company that installed it).