Goodman GSX130241DA Cooling Problem - HVAC - DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum
Advertisement


Go Back   DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum > Home Improvement > HVAC

CLICK HERE AND JOIN OUR COMMUNITY TODAY...IT'S FREE!

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Display Modes
Old 07-08-2020, 08:13 AM   #1
Newbie
 
Join Date: Jul 2020
Posts: 4
Rewards Points: 8
Default

Goodman GSX130241DA cooling problem




The AC unit and condo were new 6 years ago. I started working nights last winter and now come summer and 90F+ daytime temps i'm finding the AC is not keeping up.

1200 sq ft top/2nd floor condo will be around 75 when I get home at 6am. I'll turn it down to 68 when i go to sleep at 9am. After 6 hours or so of sleep I get up and the condo will only be down to around 72.

I've never had the AC serviced professionally (or done anything but change filters), am I overdue for basic maintenance or maybe a bigger issue?
bluespark is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 07-08-2020, 08:19 AM   #2
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2014
Posts: 5,845
Rewards Points: 738
Default

Re: Goodman GSX130241DA cooling problem


Could be freezing up, low on refrigerant, have a dirty condenser or something else.
You are trying to pull the space temperature down coming into the heat of the day.
roughneck is online now   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 07-08-2020, 08:31 AM   #3
Newbie
 
Join Date: Jul 2020
Posts: 4
Rewards Points: 8
Default

Re: Goodman GSX130241DA cooling problem


The unit is on the north side of the building so it only gets minimal morning sun. I'm in N colorado so the real heat comes on a few hours later, maybe 11am
bluespark is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 07-08-2020, 08:36 AM   #4
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2014
Posts: 5,845
Rewards Points: 738
Default

Re: Goodman GSX130241DA cooling problem


Is the unit able to maintain temperature during the heat of the day?
I’d definitely do a PM on it, clean the coils and check everything out
roughneck is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 07-08-2020, 08:49 AM   #5
Newbie
 
Join Date: Jul 2020
Posts: 4
Rewards Points: 8
Default

Re: Goodman GSX130241DA cooling problem


Condo is definitely not getting to set point. I'll set up a PM
bluespark is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-08-2020, 10:35 AM   #6
Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Posts: 322
Rewards Points: 344
Default

Re: Goodman GSX130241DA cooling problem


First to check is the Delta-T number (room temp minus cold AC vent air temp)
Normal range is 16-20.
clocert is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-08-2020, 11:00 AM   #7
dj3
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2020
Location: CA
Posts: 1,518
Rewards Points: 194
Default

Re: Goodman GSX130241DA cooling problem


Yes, you might benefit from a tuneup/checkup, freon check and cleaning.
dj3 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-09-2020, 05:18 AM   #8
An old Tradesmen
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Somewhere
Posts: 39,265
Rewards Points: 98
Default

Re: Goodman GSX130241DA cooling problem


Slow down. Try setting your thermostat to 68 at 7 AM. It might get down to 68, 69, or maybe 70 by 3PM then.


Many A/Cs can take an hour or 2 to reduce the temp 1 degree.


Remember, you have heat gain from the condo below you, and the hot roof.
__________________
When posting in certain forums, knowing your location will help others give better feedback/advice/solutions to your questions.
beenthere is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 07-09-2020, 07:36 AM   #9
Newbie
 
Join Date: Jul 2020
Posts: 4
Rewards Points: 8
Default

Re: Goodman GSX130241DA cooling problem


It has always warmed or cooled pretty quickly until recently. 1200 sqft place w/ 1 bedroom isolated.
bluespark is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-09-2020, 10:37 AM   #10
NYPR
 
Join Date: Jan 2016
Location: Florida
Posts: 3
Rewards Points: 6
Default

Re: Goodman GSX130241DA cooling problem


You say it's been 6 years w/o a PM? You can guarantee both coils are dirty. The units need to breathe. Never let it go that long, you'll end up spending big bucks on major repairs.

You're dropping the temp 7 degrees and expecting it to cool down during the hottest time of day. Set your thermostat to 70 or 72 when you leave, then you're only dropping it 2 to 4 degrees when you come home. You end up paying for the heat load when you have a big difference in temp settings. I keep mine at 72 night and day, it's less of a load for the unit to maintain, hence less cost for electricity.
mcarter4457 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-09-2020, 03:39 PM   #11
An old Tradesmen
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Somewhere
Posts: 39,265
Rewards Points: 98
Default

Re: Goodman GSX130241DA cooling problem


Quote:
Originally Posted by bluespark View Post
It has always warmed or cooled pretty quickly until recently. 1200 sqft place w/ 1 bedroom isolated.



Post a pic of the outdoor coil.
__________________
When posting in certain forums, knowing your location will help others give better feedback/advice/solutions to your questions.
beenthere is online now   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off





Top of Page | View New Posts