You want your house to be cool in the summer but no one wants a power bill where your HVAC has been running non-stop. Not only are you going to have to shell out a lot of money, you are also putting a lot of wear and tear on your AC unit as it is working in overdrive.
Keep reading to learn about some of the common reasons your unit could be running constantly and what you should do about it before it gets away from you.
Five Reasons Your Air Conditioner Won’t Stop Running
- Clogged air filter. Air filters remove the dust and debris from your home and if the air filter is dirty, it could be restricting air flow which will make your air conditioner work harder to pump out air. We recommend changing your air filter every three months.
- Dirty coils. When was the last time you had your unit serviced? If it has been a long time, the evaporator coil could be covered with dirt, mud, or grass, that could be restricting the air flow.
- Broken thermostat. Your air conditioner could be running fine but if your thermostat is not registering, your unit will not know when it has reached the correct temperature so it will keep running.
- Too small or old of an air conditioning unit. If your unit is too small to cool the size of your home, it will have to run all the time to try to reach your desired temperature.
- Your AC unit needs maintenance. Your air conditioning unit requires regular maintenance and without it, it could stop working as desired. We recommend that you get your unit serviced twice a year to keep it running smoothly.
If your air conditioner is currently running all the time, do not wait to call us. The longer you wait to take care of the problem, the worse it can get. Call us today at 919-676-8882.
Stop it From Happening Again
The good news is most of the issues listed above can be prevented with regular maintenance. Our clients on maintenance plans have had a less than 2% failure rate over the last two years! Included in the Maintenance Plan are two cleaning visits. We will come out once in the fall and once in the spring to make sure everything is in tip-top shape. Check out the other benefits of our Maintenance Plan.