Carrier's Air conditioner installed in 2007
by Molly N.
We had our Carrier central ac unit installed in June of 2007. It is now August of 2011 and it has run pretty good so far. I live in Nebraska and if you didn’t know Nebraska is one the most humid and hot states in the United States.
A typical summer day in Nebraska is about an average of 96-98 degrees and 100 percent humidity so the temp actually feels like 110-115 degrees! So needless to say it's extremely hot in Nebraska in the summer!! So considering the heat our central air units has done really good so far. We have usually been pretty good about changing the filter every 3 months.
Well mostly because my dad works for the company 3M which you all pry know makes most of the furnace filters out there. So thanks to him we keep up on replacing our filters because he sends us a box of a year supply of filters every year so we have no excuse to have a dirty filter! lol!
We make fun of him because he is kinda crazy about dirty furnace filters! We jokingly call him the filter nazi! lol! But it has worked pretty well so far. A couple of months ago we were having some problems with it leaking water on to the floor under the unit.
The puddle got pretty big at times but thankfully that part of our basement isn’t finished and has a concrete floor so no water damage was done.
But the problem seemed to be that the air flow was so strong that it was sucking the condensation water up the air flow and it was being sucked up through our furnace filter.
So our furnace filter was getting soaked and was dripping the water on to the ground. For some reason our air flow was so strong and powerful that even before the water problem the furnace filter was being sucked up like half cocked up.
So we think we fixed the problem by covering up a little air space that was covered before but one of the kids pry messed with it.
So after covering up this little air hole then the up airflow was more regulated and the furnace filter stayed put and it was no longer sucking the condensation back in the furnace. It was a pretty each fix that my husband was able to do.
My husband is not a professional though so I would recommend calling a trained expert just in case it is another problem. The problem I am having now is that our air is cold but there is barely any air coming out of the vents.
I’m not sure what’s going on but my house is getting hotter every day!!
Thanks : )