There are a number of things that can potentially go wrong with your AC unit. During the summer in Vegas, there are few things that are as awful as going without air conditioning. One problem that many homeowners run into is short cycling. This can leave you uncomfortable and with larger, more expensive repairs if you don’t get it fixed. Hal Mechanical is here to today to explain what short cycling is and why you should get it fixed right away if you are experiencing it.
What is an AC Short Cycle?
Short cycling is the term that explains an AC unit that is constantly turning on and shutting off without reaching the temperature the thermostat is set at. A normal AC system turns on and stays on until you desired temperature is reached. A unit that is constantly in the start-up cycle, also known as short cycling, is not only a symptom of something that is awry with your AC unit, but it can cause other problems if it isn’t dealt with right away.
What Causes AC Short Cycling?
If you are experiencing short cycling, it is important that you get to the bottom of the problem as soon as possible. There are several causes for short cycling. While some of these issues may be an easy fix, others are more serious and will require the help of a trained professional to get your unit back up and running properly. Here are some of the most common:
– Dirty or clogged filter
– A unit that is either too small or too big for your home
– Low refrigerant levels
– A thermostat that is malfunctioning
– You have a leaky ventilation system
How to Avoid Short Cycling
Regular maintenance is one of the best things that you can do to ensure you don’t end up needing repairs done. This includes short cycling issues. You should have your system tuned up twice a year to make sure it is ready for the task of keeping you cool in triple digit temperatures. Aside from maintenance, anytime you have a new unit installed in your home, it is important to work with a professional. They will be able to help you get the right size for your home and ensure that installation is done properly. Lastly, if you have a unit that isn’t working quite right, get it repaired right away to avoid other problems like short cycling.
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If you are experiencing short cycling, it is important that you call on the professionals at Hal Mechanical to help you get to the bottom of the cause. Short cycling is extremely hard on your compressor and failing to get the problem fixed, will surely lead to larger problems down the road. We have a team of highly trained technicians that can help get your system working well to ensure you are comfortable no matter how hot it is outside. Call us today!