This is a great source of info that I have been learning from for a while now.
My a/c seems to be cycling on for about 5 minutes, off for a few and then back on. I leave the thermostat at 78 for a/c when we are home.
This is a vacation home for me and gets used about 10-12 weeks per year. The thermostat is set at 82 degrees when unoccupied. House is about 1800 sq ft.
My home in the Tampa area came with a homeowners warranty when I purchased it. After the 2nd recharge of freon in 5 months, I pushed the tech to find the leak. He said the coil was bad and the warranty co. replaced my air handler with a Payne PF1MNB042000. The heat pump was made by International Comfort Products, model # NHP042AKA1. I believe this is original from 1989.
I have read many recent comments about mismatched systems and wonder if this could be the problem here? The tech the warranty co. sent out did not impress me, but I was not aware of a forum like this where I could learn about how I should have handled this replacement.
I am looking for ideas on whether the heat pump and a/h can function correctly together, what are the ratings on the new a/h I was sold and if it will be a good match with a new heat pump (Payne?) or if I need to start over.