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    Ac condenser fan

    Hi, stupid question but when the AC is on should the condenser fan be running constantly until the inside temp is reached or should the fan shut on and off while cooling?

    Thanks

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    If the compressors on the fan MUST be on!

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    There are devices that can be added to equipment that will cycle the outdoor fan on and off/adjust the fan speed to keep pressures up during times of low outdoor temperature operation.
    However these devices are normally for specialized operations like server rooms and other areas that need mechanical cooling deep into wintertime.
    Most standard residential systems are not equipped with such devices.
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    Well the condenser fan is not running at all now I have the AC set to 73 and its currently 81 degrees in the house. I called someone out for the morning should I shut the AC off for now?

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    Yes you should
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    Its not whether you get knocked down, its whether you get up. - Vince Lombardi

    "In this house we obey the laws of thermodynamics" - Homer Simpson

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