I want to update all on the status of the HVAC system repairs.
Although I was there during the work, the tech was communicating with my son-in-law, and I did not 'dog' him with questions. I offered him whatever assistance he felt I could give, and then let them go to work. He did ask me to help him with a ladder to access the attic, so I did contribute. :wink:
First, the work started at approximately 0800 and continued until 1530 later in the day. The tech started in the attic, then went out to the compressor. Several trips between the attic and compressor. He shut down the system for an hour while away at lunch. Came back and fired it up, and checked temperatures at registers. Still not cooling to meet whatever spec. he was trying to achieve. He called another tech and the two of them brought in a tool that was in a case about 24 inches square and 4 inches thick. The system was shut down a final time, During that time I heard hissing or rushing of fluid in lines. After about 30 minutes, it was again turned on, and cool air started flowing.
All they told me, prior to leaving the home, was there was a 'major restriction' in the system.
Once they finished the work, I believe all the ducts seemed to blow more air. And, the system could keep the home temperature at set point. The tubing that would exit the compressor and then enter the home, before repairs were encrusted with ice, and after were bare.
Again, I appreciate all the information that was passed along concerning this issue.
- BryanS likes this