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My ac goes off when it reaches my desire setting of 78 and

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my ac goes off when it reaches my desire setting of 78 and than turns off. It goes back on in less than 10 mins. is that normal
JA: I'll do all I can to help. How long have you been dealing with this?
Customer: Our Ac was having problem for a month now. they just fixed it. so 2 days
JA: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?
Customer: no
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Customer: i live in an apartment
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: HVAC
Expert:  Rick replied 1 year ago.

Welcome to Just Answer, my name is ***** ***** I will do my best to help you with your issue. If my initial response doesn’t answer your question then let me know and we can continue our conversation.

Depending on how hot it is outdoors it coming back on in even less than 10 minutes could be perfectly normal.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
its 101 outside. I have blackout curtains in all window. The AC seem to go off and on very frequently. What other temp should i set it at to save money for an apartment. or what temp is should i have it on?
Expert:  Rick replied 1 year ago.

It's normal for the AC to run continuously if outdoor temps are that extreme. You could try moving it up to 80. Running a fan in the room you're in will make the room temp seem cooler and it uses a lot less electricity.