If your air conditioner is constantly running, there is a problem. There are several reasons this can happen and in this case, it is necessary to have a professional evaluate what is causing the problem and fix it. Anytime your air conditioner is running non-stop or cycling on and off too quickly, you are using more electricity than you should. This is costing you extra money.One of the most simple reasons an air conditioner constantly runs is user error. Setting your thermostat incorrectly can cause your a/c to struggle to reach a temperature it can’t attain. First, make sure you have not set your thermostat too low. Second, make sure your thermostat is set to the “auto” position. When a fan is set to the “on” position, it will continue to run until you adjust the setting. If this is the case great. However, often the problem is a faulty thermostat. If your thermostat is unable to read temperatures accurately then the system won’t operate properly either.
Another issue that causes an air conditioning system to constantly run is leaky ductwork. It is possible that your air conditioner is producing cold air properly but the air is escaping en route to your home’s different rooms because of air leaks. The system will continue to replace that lost energy. Not only will this cost you comfort but will also strain your system putting undue wear on the equipment this can lead to early replacement. In addition, you will be hit with higher energy bills.
If your air conditioner seems to be running a marathon, call MTB Heating and Air today. One of our experienced technicians will determine what is wrong with your system and fix the problem saving you money and keeping you cool.
MTB Employee Spotlight: Meet Sally Walling
Sally Walling joined the MTB team over a year ago and works in the billing department for new construction. She […]
Why a Licensed HVAC Contractor Can Save Your Home Value
A licensed contractor makes all the difference. Unpermitted work by someone who isn't licensed can have major consequences when it comes time to sell your home.