Our home is 5 years old the Ruud AC unit won't work, We spent $600.00 last year for new freon?Post created: 2013-05-13 Type of Equipment: Air Conditioner Views: 139
Our home is 4 years old, last year the AC would not work, the original installer charged us $600.00 to recharge with freon.
I just tried to cool down the house this year and the unit is short cycling, I thought that RUUD was a good unit,, I guess not after reading all the reports on this site, What junk they must be making,
On 2013-05-15 JB wrote:
I wouldn't put too much blame on Ruud as they tend to be one of the more highly rated manufacturers. In fact, one of the causes of short cycling is a leak in a refrigerant line so while your HVAC guy may have solved the problem last year it was only temporary and the coolant has leaked to too low of a level again. I would suggest bringing in an HVAC tech to find the leak and fix it. You don't want to try and do this yourself as it could make the problem worse and be dangerous.
Another cause could be ice on the coils. You may want to take a look to see if there is any ice buildup, though I highly doubt there would be since you are just now turning the system on and it may not have had the opportunity to freeze up.
If the HVAC tech can't find a leak I would ask him to check out the control board. It may be malfunctioning.
Also, has the system been short cycling like this for a long time or just this year. If just this year I would lean more toward a coolant leak. Again, you need a certified HVAC tech to come do the work.
To keep legal happy, let me just say that I am not an HVAC contractor, and you should never even look at your furnace without having a qualified, liability accepting HVAC contractor present. To keep sales happy, let me just say that you can find an HVAC contractor that's happy to take your money here: http://www.furnacecompare.com/perl/find_contractors.pl.