As we start to see warmer and warmer temps, everyone starts to switch gears and think about AC rather than heating. It’s important to make sure your AC unit is up for the task. One of the issues that homeowners commonly run into is an AC unit that is seemingly constantly running. You never want your AC unit constantly running because that means you’re paying more than you need to be to keep your house cool. Hal Mechanical is here to talk about some of the reasons you might experience a cooling system that is running far too often.
Your AC Contactor is Stuck
Just like most of the other appliances in your home, your AC unit needs electricity to operate. There is a contactor switch that is located on the outside unit and the fan to turn on or turn off by disrupting the flow of electricity. This is a part of the unit that can wear out over time or due to damage. Sometimes, a power surge can cause problems with your contactor. If it fails to interrupt that electricity, your unit may run without turning off.
Air Conditioner Unit is Too Small for My House
You need to make sure you have an AC unit that is large enough to keep your home cool without having to work overtime to get the job done. If you have a unit that is too small, one of the biggest problems you will have is a unit that is running constantly and still not getting your home as cool as you would more than likely feel comfortable in. To have the AC running around the clock as it tries to cool your home will put stress on the unit as well as cost you more money.
AC Unit is Too Big for House
When it comes to some things, bigger can be better. When it comes to your AC unit, bigger is certainly not always the better choice. If you are getting ready to replace your AC system, you need to make sure it is the right size for your home. While it might sound like buying the biggest AC unit on the market will keep your home more comfortable, that isn’t always the case. You will run into short cycling problems with a unit that is too large. It won’t be able to remove the humidity from your home and will be turning on and off constantly. You will more than likely not feel comfortable even though it may seem like a larger unit would be more efficient.
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If you’re having problems with your AC system, you can turn to Hal Mechanical to help you get to the bottom of the problem. We will figure out why your system isn’t shutting off like it should be or why it is constantly turning on to turn back off shortly after without cooling the house. Call us today!