About five or so years ago, the condenser for half our AC system had its fan motor burn out. I was fortunate enough to find a decent used replacement for a good price and all was well.
That was back then.
The same motor burned out dealing with the current bout of 100+ degree weather Houston has been under for the last month. Same motor, same condenser, twice the price. Didn’t help that the capacitors on the unit got fried in the process.
I learned a few things in the time between when it broke and when it was fixed.
- No HVAC system is designed or tested for continually operating in 100 degree or hotter weather; let alone air this thick with moisture.
- The systems are designed to bring the temperature difference inside and outside within 20ish degrees. Twenty degrees lower than 110 is still pretty hot.
- My house will heat up real fast. I mean fast. Like a lot faster than I would have thought.