Why Is MY AC Running Constantly? (2 of 2)
In the previous article (part 1) we covered these common culprits that could cause your AC to run nonstop:
- Incorrect thermostat settings
- Undersized AC unit
- Neglected Maintenance
In today’s blog post we will explore several more reasons your AC is running constantly to help you avoid AC Repair.
An Aging AC Could Cause It To Run Constantly
If your AC system is struggling to keep you cool and comfortable and is over 10 years old, the components may be worn down causing your system to lose its efficiency; therefore, it’s struggling to keep you cool.
The wise thing to do is call us for a full evaluation to see if AC Repair or a new unit is needed.
Conditioned Air Escaping Could Cause Your AC To Run Constantly
Conditioned air can easily escape through cracks in your windows and doors, as well as through leaky ductwork.
This causes your AC to work harder and run more often to produce cool air.
To avoid AC Repair, be sure to seal these vulnerable areas to keep cool air in.
Restricted Air Flow Can Cause Your AC To Run Constantly
If something is blocking air flow to your AC, your system will run longer to try and bring in the proper amount of air.
Check your vents. Are they closed in certain rooms or is something blocking them like furniture or storage boxes?
If there is an obstruction, your AC will run continuously. Be sure all vents are open, even in unused rooms.
Other issues can cause restricted air flow like a malfunctioning blower motor, damaged ductwork, frozen evaporator coil and even a dirty air filter.
Low Refrigerant Can Cause Your AC To Run Constantly
Refrigerant is the lifeblood to your system.
If your system is lacking refrigerant, it will run incessantly to cool your home.
Contact Us If Your AC Is Running Constantly
Your AC system is designed to keep you cool and comfortable. If you are noticing anything unusual, why not go ahead and call us just to be on the safe side?
There may be an issue we can catch now before you call us for AC Repair.
If all is well, then we can offer you peace of mind – and potentially a few tips – to keep your system running smoothly for years to come.
For nearly 25 years, we’ve been serving SW Florida homeowners just like you with AC Repair and anything HVAC-related. Count on us for honest answers and affordable service to keep you and your family comfortable all year long.