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  1. #1
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    air conditioner compresser

    it seems to work when it wants to,at night late after midnight the compresser doesnt kick on,then in the morning it works fine,what could be goin on

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    When was the last time...

    you had a qualified, reputable hvac contractor out to perform maintenance?
    Sounds like now would be a great time

  3. #3
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    Quote Originally Posted by salv97 View Post
    it seems to work when it wants to,at night late after midnight the compresser doesnt kick on,then in the morning it works fine,what could be goin on
    Have you tried lowering the thermostat setting that late at night? Late at night there's much less heat gain to the house from outside. If your thermostat is set high enough, the system may not come on at all.

    Also, if it is a programmable thermostat, check your schedule. If you need it cool at night you may need to set your nighttime temperature lower.
    • Electricity makes refrigeration happen.
    • Refrigeration makes the HVAC psychrometric process happen.
    • HVAC pyschrometrics is what makes indoor human comfort happen...IF the ducts AND the building envelope cooperate.


    A building is NOT beautiful unless it is also comfortable.

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    Yep, I agree. Yellow Pages from here.
    "Fighting Ignorance since 1973 (It’s taking longer than we thought)." The Straight Dope.

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    Quote Originally Posted by salv97 View Post
    it seems to work when it wants to,at night late after midnight the compresser doesnt kick on,then in the morning it works fine,what could be goin on


    A problem. Call for service.
    If everything was always done "by the book"....the book would never change.

  6. #6
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    Quote Originally Posted by salv97 View Post
    it seems to work when it wants to,at night late after midnight the compresser doesnt kick on,then in the morning it works fine,what could be goin on
    Perhaps you have a programmable stat and IT IS working just fine.........
    I love to Cook...HVAC is a hobby that pays the bills!

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