“Why is my air conditioner constantly running?” This is one of the more common complaints we hear from customers during the summer in Raleigh. An air conditioner that won’t stop running can make for some serious energy bills, and even damage to the equipment. Here are some of the most likely causes for this troublesome HVAC issue.
Air conditioner constantly running? Check the air filter
Before you do anything else, check your air filter. You wouldn’t believe how many HVAC issues result from a clogged filter! Change your air filter at least once a month for reliable & efficient air conditioning this summer.
Low HVAC refrigerant in Raleigh, NC
If you’ve read our last blog, you know that low refrigerant levels can cause all sorts of problems. A low refrigerant charge will cause your air conditioner to work overtime to try and cool your home. If your refrigerant is leaking, call Rapid Repair Experts immediately.
A malfunctioning thermostat can cause your air conditioner to run nonstop. Is your home’s temperature lower than the thermostat setting? If so, you may need a replacement from Rapid Repair Experts.
Evaporator and condenser coils need maintenance
Dirt buildup on the evaporator and condenser coils can cause your A/C unit to run continuously. This is easily solved by scheduling HVAC maintenance with Rapid Repair Experts. Sign up for our Service Club to receive preventative maintenance in the spring and fall.
Undersized A/C unit
No matter how well it’s maintained, an undersized A/C unit will never be able to effectively cool your home. Our technicians can determine if your air conditioner is properly sized for your home with an inspection. Just like people, A/C units tend to lose a bit of power and efficiency with age. This is especially true with units that are too small. Your unit may have worked fine when it was new, but old age could finally be taking its toll. If it’s too small, we’ll show you the ideal replacements to keep your home efficiently cooled for years to come.
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