I live in the southwest, and we dont have those fancy air conditoners that most people have. its the kind with the four pads and water flows and runs down from the top to wet the pads and the blower blows it through the ducts.
Well it seems around 2 or 3 months, it doesnt blow as cold as it used to at first.
Whats the deal with this?
The pump is pushing enough water, the pads are fully wet, the temp inside the airconditoner itself is real cool, but the house just doesnt seem to cool down like it did in the first few months.
Im really getting tired of going up on the roof for my mom to look at this.
Is there a chemical on the pads that maybe wears out and not allow for a full summer cooling?
Should I go up there with a bucket of ice cubes to shut my mom up every time she calls?
Is there ANYTHING anyone can tell me or give me advice on because its driving me nuts.
(also, I know its not the air ducts leaking air, otherwise in the winter the house wouldnt get as hot as it can with the heater).
(I also know about keeping doors closed and electronics turned off to maximize cooling efficiency) Although it doesnt seem to make a difference.
Everything works perfectly in the airconditoner, and the water recirculates throughout the day and night; plus the water pump has a double filter so no dirt gets hung up in the pads.
No humidity out here.. it rains like 5 times a year
This airconditoner is the non-freon type.