There are lots of problems that can come when you are using your air conditioning unit. The summer is here and that means that the house needs to be kept cool. It is the best way to have a space that you can enjoy and relax from the heat. The air conditioning unit will have to run in order to keep the house cold but it should not have to run on a constant basis. When there is a problem with your air conditioning unit it is always best to call out a professional. We can come out and look at the unit and determine what the problem is. We also can offer services and repairs that will get your unit back on track. You want to make sure that know what the signs are that your unit is in need of work. Air Supply Heating & Air Conditioning outlines what you need to know about your air conditioning unit constantly running.
Thermostat is Not Working
One of the main reasons your air conditioning units may be running constantly is from the thermostat. The thermostat is there to control the temperature in the house by telling the unit when it is to run and stop running. The way that it works is that the thermostat is set to a temperature that you want the house to reach. The unit then kicks on if the air in the house raises above that degree. Once the house then reaches that degree the unit will then turn off again. The problem can arise when the thermostat is not functioning properly. If the thermostat is damaged so that it cannot recognize the temperature it will just let the unit think the temperature has not been reached. That means that the unit will run for an extended period of time and that will cost you money.
Dirty AC Condenser Coils
The coils that are a part of the unit that is outdoors and are open to the elements. They are a hugs part of what is actually cooling the air. If your air conditioner is running without stopping it can be from the coils. The coils need to be kept clean and free from debris. The debris can be anything from dirt, dust and leaves. The debris can cause the coils to not be able to cool the air and that will make the unit run. The best thing that you can do is to make sure that the coils are kept clean. This can be done by a professional technician when you have regular maintenance.
Oversized or Undersized AC Unit
Another reason that your air conditioner will run nonstop is after the new unit is installed. The problem can be that the unit is not the right size for the house. The unit should be the right size for the square footage and if it is too large or too small it will run continually. You want to make sure that if you get a new unit you have it installed by a professional.