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Why Is My Air Conditioner Turning On and Off So Frequently?

Now that we are officially in the summer season, it is a good idea to really take stock of your home cooling system. While temperatures certainly are not soaring just now, the fact remains that you are going to be relying upon your air conditioner to cool your home effectively in the coming weeks and months.

If your air conditioner is in poor working condition, you are not going to be able to do so successfully. Even if your air conditioner is coming on when it should, it may not be functioning properly. If you notice your air conditioner in Everett, WA is turning on and off too quickly, give us a call.

Why Is Short Cycling Serious Trouble?

Okay, you may think, my AC is turning on and off more frequently than it should. What’s the big deal? The big deal is that this can negatively impact your system and your comfort in a number of ways. Did you know that your system uses more energy when starting up than when continuing to run, for instance? That means that short cycling can really drive up your energy costs, leaving you to pay more for what will likely be a lesser performance from your home cooling system.

Additionally, this constant starting and stopping can lead to very excessive wear and tear on your home cooling system. This means that it is at an increased risk of repair needs, and that its service life may be rendered shorter than it otherwise would be.

Even your indoor air quality can suffer if you don’t have the issue with short cycling resolved. Your AC is not a dehumidifier, but it does dehumidify the air as it operates. That means that your AC can leave too much humidity in the air if it cycles off too soon.

Short cycling can develop for a few reasons. It may just be that you have a faulty thermostat. Perhaps there is a refrigerant leak in the system. Your AC could even be too big for your home, cooling it too quickly.

Whatever the case, trust G & S Heating Cooling & Electric for any air conditioning services that you may need.

 

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