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My air kicks off in a very short time

My heat pump runs constantly but my air kicks on for a moment then kicks off repeatedly.I had a alarm system installed & I believe one of
installers removed a small box from under my intake vent. I believe it was conected to the thermostat.

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Well that is why it is behaving abnormally. The correct temp for it to start and when to stop are guided by the thermostat sensors, so If one is missing, its disrupting the entire cycle. Please have it replaced.................sodeep

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