Not long ago, Joe and I stayed at one of our most favorite hotels in New Braunfels, Texas – it’s just a simple Candlewood Suites but a woman named Tasha works there and she’s just THE BEST. Anyway, when we got to our room, it was HOT. The under-the-window Amana unit was there (but not running), and the thermostat was set to 70 degrees F, but the room was nowhere NEAR that.
So I looked at the window unit and this is what I found:
I didn’t remember if those rooms always had motion sensors or not, but they sure did now. Awesomesauce.
So before I went out to buy a mylar balloon, hand warmers, etc. somewhere, I did what any travel blogger worth her weight in gold did – I brought up my article about how to override hotel thermostat settings. And lo and behold, there was no “Amana under-the-window units with a wall thermostat” on my list.
SO…I started Googling. And YouTubing. And NO ONE had the hack for an Amana under-the-window unit with a wall thermostat so that the motion sensor wouldn’t come into play.
SOOO…I went to the under-the-window unit and flipped the little door up to see what my options were.
Unit set to Cool, 70 degrees and Fan Speed was on “Auto.” OK, all good. But Constant Fan was…off?
SOOO…I hit the buttons to turn Fan Speed to “Low” (I could have put it on “High,” too) and Constant Fan to “on.”
You know what? The air conditioner never turned off again the whole time we were there.
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