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Breakers do not trip right away. Whether they trip depends on how far over their rated capacity the current is and how long the current has been going for. This behavior is documented in a circuit breaker trip curve for your specific breakers, which gives a range of times for a specific current amount. E.g. in that example, a current of 3x the rated current ...


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If a breaker is tripping regularly, that's a serious problem you should look at. That is not normal or acceptable. It means something is wrong with your overcurrent protection, or a defective device actually drawing too much current. It is normal for circuit breakers to allow overcurrent for a short amount of time. This is needed by motors to start, ...


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Two possible solutions: 1)Install a thermostat from ecobee which comes with remote sensors for individual rooms. 2) Install celing fans in the upstairs rooms. I have the same issue in my house the ceiling fans are more than adequate to cool down the house.


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You can't make your single-zone system behave like a 2-zone system just by changing the thermostat, unfortunately. What you're suggesting would be roughly equivalent to relocating the thermostat upstairs. To do this, you could either move your existing thermostat and wiring, or achieve a similar effect by getting a thermostat with a wireless remote ...


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An HVAC technician should be able to repair the line, assuming the rest of the line is in good shape. Refrigerant line repair is not a diy project, as it requires specialized tools and training, as well as a license in most places. After the leak is repaired, you'll have to recharge the system. Which also is not a project for a typical diyer.


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Your coil is in horrible shape. If it still works it can be cleaned and the bent fins straightened. The fins radiate heat from the tubes that carry the super heated Freon in this case. Salt air can also cause this. If the unit still works a good non acid foaming cleaner should be sprayed into the fins (after the bent ones are straightened). There are plastic ...


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If the lines are two small it will change the efficiency and work the compressor harder. It is tough to fully clean the old mineral oil out that was used in older units. If the R410 smells acidic this could be an indication that the old oil was still in the system and mineral oil and ester oil don't mix. If there is old oil in the system this can cause early ...



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