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Old 02-18-2012, 08:17 PM   #1
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We live in South Florida. We installed a brand new ac unit inside the house about 3 months ago. About 3 weeks ago it started leaking. Technician came said it was low in freon, inspected the inside and outside units and said there was nothing wrong with them, that it was probably a leak underground. Applied some substance and said we needed to wait and see, otherwise new piping would have to be installed for about $1200.00. The unit continued to leak, he applied some more of the substance. The ac has been cooling, but I think a bit slow, or maybe I am paranoid. Is there such a thing, I have lived in south Florida for 30 years and have never heard of such a thing.

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Stop leak products should never be used on a new system, it voids the warranty.

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Old 02-22-2012, 11:41 AM   #3
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Dye used for leak detecting does not void the warranty. Knowing the "substance" would be helpful.
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Hi Marty, I don't know the name of the substance. Technician said it was new in the market, it looks like an injection, the substance is clear, and he said that this travels through the pipes and should seal any holes if they are small enough. Can u help?
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Also Marti, about how long should it take for a new a/c to cool off a house that is about 2200 sq feet with relatively high ceilings. Remember that I am in south Florida, my husband set the thermostat to kick in when the temp in the house is 86 degrees. How long would it take to go down to 73?. Please help
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Also Marti, about how long should it take for a new a/c to cool off a house that is about 2200 sq feet with relatively high ceilings. Remember that I am in south Florida, my husband set the thermostat to kick in when the temp in the house is 86 degrees. How long would it take to go down to 73?. Please help
long thats to far of a swing ..to much humidity to take off causing unit to work harder....why not just leave it at 74,75 degree...????? I also don't understand why tech did not isolate line set from condenser and check it by it self????


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