5 Reasons Why Your Air Conditioner is Constantly Running

Replacing your existing thermostat with a programmable, setback model can reduce your heating and cooling costs.

4. It’s time for a new thermostat.

Let’s assume that your air conditioner is working the way it should, but it still doesn’t turn off when the room reaches a certain temperature. It may be time to invest in a new thermostat.

The latest models are equipped with intuitive technology that learns your cooling patterns over time.

After a few days, it automatically adjusts based on past usage to cool your home. Many are even equipped with motion sensors to automatically turn off your a/c when no one is home.

Some are even wi-fi enabled and can be controlled with your smartphone.

5. Dirty Coils, Condenser or Ducts

No one expects their car to run without an oil change, but we sometimes feel like our air conditioners should run without a regular tune-up.

Regular maintenance is the best way to make sure your unit runs as efficiently as possible. Dirty coils, a dirty condenser or clogged ducts can all contribute to an air conditioner that constantly runs without completely cooling your home.

Fortunately, the solution is as simple as having an HVAC specialist service your unit annually before summer gets underway. They can clean the areas of your air conditioner that are most susceptible to dirt and make recommendations for any necessary repairs to help you avoid mid-summer meltdowns.

Addressing any one of these issues can extend the life of your air conditioner and keep you cool all summer long.


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