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New Heater/AC Wall Unit - Not Enough Heat
I live in an apartment complex that just got renovated and they tore out the old baseboard electric heaters and replaced them with an AC/Heater wall unit. However, the heater portion of the unit doesn't seem to be working properly where after you turn it on, it only blows out heat for about one to two minutes and then cuts off. And then it stays off for about an hour or so and then repeats the same thing.
But how can a unit that only blows hot air for a minute or two heat anything up? Plus, more importantly, I am still cold after turning on this unit. However, I have told our building manager and maintenance person about this, but they both say that the unit runs based on what its thermostat is reading and will cut off once the thermostat reads that the room is at the temperature that the unit has been set to. Or in other words, their explanation is that if you turn the unit up to 84 degrees and the unit only runs for a minute or two and then cuts off, then that means that the blowing of warm air into the room for a minute or two caused the room to reach 84 degrees.
And I understand that is how heating units and thermostats work, but it just seems to me that this unit is not functioning properly, especially when I am still cold and am sneezing, etc. Also, I was wondering if anyone at this forum knows if a wall heating unit can be malfunctioning and not blowing out the proper amount of heat. Also, if the unit *is* malfunctioning, does anyone know if a technician/electrician can tinker with or adjust the thermostat of the unit so that the unit can blow out heat for a longer duration of time.