Having AC problems is the last thing that any of us want to experience in the dead of summer. Unfortunately, no matter how diligent you are with your AC maintenance, everyone is bound to run into AC problems at some point. One of the most common AC problems that homeowners experience is known as short cycling. Air Supply Heating & Air Conditioning is here to talk about short cycling and why you need to solve the problem as soon as you can.
Is Short Cycling Normal?
If you have noticed that your AC seems to be turning on and only staying on for a couple minutes before shutting off, just to do it all over again, your AC may be short cycling. This happens when an AC is stuck in the start-up cycle which makes it turn on and off prematurely. It won’t allow the temperature in your home reach the desired temperature before shutting off again. The biggest problem that comes with short cycling is that the compressor in your unit is working much harder than it should be.
What Causes AC Short Cycling
There are several reasons you may be experiencing short cycling with your AC unit. You may have some of the following issues causing your short cycling issue:
– Low refrigerant levels
– A Clogged or Dirty Filter
– A unit that is under or oversized for your home
– Leaking ventilation system
– A malfunctioning thermostat
Why Short Cycling is Bad
While short cycling can be a symptom of other problems, it can also cause problems if it is left without getting it repaired. Because it is stuck in the start-up cycle constantly, it is pulling more power than it normally would. This can be hard on your unit as well as your pocketbook. This is also going to put undue stress on your compressor. This can lead to a unit that overheats and burns out. When this happens, you may be better off completely replacing your system rather than trying to repair it, which may not be in your budget.
How to Prevent Short Cycling
With short cycling being such a big issue, you are better off avoiding it in the first place. The best way to avoid this problem is to have your AC installed properly by a professional. Once you have the right unit installed, you need to ensure maintenance is performed on a regular basis to avoid this issue and others. If you do run into short cycling or any other problems, you need to have them repaired by a professional as soon as possible.
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At Air Supply Heating & Air Conditioning, we have the expertise and the experience needed to solve all of your AC problems. We know how important your cooling system is, especially during this time of year. Call us today!