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I live in a very small one room studio,and have a comfort aire window unit...air and heat.The heat works real well,but in the spring and summer,I would set the unit on the coldest setting.I can hear the compressor kick on and it will blow out cold air...problem is that it wont stay on for long and kicks back off,only blowing out cool air,therefor I wake up sweating every morning.It will not keep this room COLD. Before this unit was installed last year,there was an older air condtioner unit in this room(unsure of the make),but it kept this room ICE COLD, until it broke down and was replaced with this Comfort-aire unit. I must tell you,Im not liking this brand very much.Could you tell me what could possibly be the problem?Im tired of waking up totally wet and sweltering. Thank you, Ms.Connie Pedigo. p.s.......No its not menopause...lol

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Lets look at the output of the system first. Take your square footage of the area you are trying to condition and times it by 15. We try to get 15 Btu's per square foot of air conditioning. If your area is say 10 by 15, you have 150 square feet; times it by 15 = 2250 Btu unit is required. If you have a 5,000 Btu unit, it should be more than enough to cool the room. If this is correct, the problem may be because you have the unit set for Dry. In Dry mode, the compressor will cycle less frequently than if on Cool. If in fact the unit is on Cool, you may need to lower the temperature setting to fool the sensor from turning off the compressor prematurly. If you still can't cool the area, your unit has an issue with either refrigeration or air circulation and will need to be serviced.

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