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The 'o' represents the location of the air conditioner. The sun rises on the right and sets on the left (Sets shning hard against the air conditioner)
There are no homes on either side of us.
Our porblem is that starting at about 1 or 2 in the afternoon when the sun is setting and shining against our air conditioner the temperature of the house rises to about 81 degrees, when the thermostat is set to 77. So we're gaining as much as 4 degrees just by having the sun on that side of the house.
I've called the air conditioner folks out to look at it 4 times (Warranty as house is less than 7 months old) and they all say nothing is wrong, the vents are pushing 75 degrees, while the thermostat says 81. The solution of the company's "Service manager" was to increase the speed of the fan, comparing it to a car's fan which as you set it higher gets it cooler quicker (louder too). The service manager also told us that our problems are related to the sun shining against the system in the afternoon/evening.
So the ulatimate question is this: Is our 4 degree spike in temperature at night really caused by the sun setting and shining against our air conditioner, or do I have a problem that the company who installed it is inept at finding?