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Window unit air conditioner kicks in only when its really hot out

I have a window unit air conditioner and the compressor seems to only kick in when it is really hot in my bedroom. Otherwise, the fan just runs all night long. I have the thermostat set to the maximum setting yet it does not blow cold air when the ambient temp in my bedroom is in the 70's. Should I replace the thermostat? Should the air baffle be closed to disallow outside air to come in? Thanks.

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I would consider replacing the t'stat if it does not seem to cycle at the desired temps. Also, the outside air allows fresh air to be introduced into the conditioned space but it will also effect, to a degree, the units ability to cool the conditioned space. Once you get the unit running, try it with the baffle on and closed and see which one you like. Remember, the outside air has and add humidity and can make it seem hotter than it really is in the room.

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