17 yr old TRANE may be de-railing!
April 27, 2011
I have a Trane Gas/Electric package YCC030F1M0BC downstairs (about 1400 sq ft) and a Trane Heat pumps XL 1200 TWX024C100A1 for the upstairs (about another 1400 sq ft-open ceiling). The Air-handler model is TWE031E130A0.
Last summer the central air conditioner
struggled to keep the temp below 71 degrees. This spring the downstairs is cooling ok, but the upstairs is rather warm, especially in the afternoons and early evening.
I leave the upstairs thermostat
fan on the ON position at all times to keep the air moving. A neighbor told us the Condenser outside made an awful sound a couple of times. I heard it only once...a loud bearing going bad sound.
Currently the fans are running, but downstairs the gas pack unit is blowing out warmer air than the upstairs.
I do not see any drainage upstairs and have new filters in. There is no visual evidence of anything being real dirty or any lines freezing. Recently we have switched heat to cool upstairs pretty often. Now we are keeping it on cool at all times.
About 6pm last night the upstairs registered 77 or 78, but I have it set on 68. With it being older, I want to get as much use out of the heating unit as possible before upgrading or doing a expensive repair.
Any advise out there that can help me put the TRANE back on the tracks until this economy can turn around?