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The Reasons Your AC Keeps Cycling On

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It gets hot during the summer in Hinesville, Georgia, so you expect your AC to run a lot. Still, an AC that cycles on and off dozens of times a day, or an AC that never seems to shut off are both irritating problems. Your air conditioning might be cycling on because of a few common reasons relating to filters and coils. The only way to know for sure is to have a McDevitt Air technician over to take a look.

Dirty Air Filter in AC System

The dirtier your air filter gets, the more the air flow into your air handler is impeded. If adequate air can’t reach the coils, then your HVAC system can’t cool sufficient air to get your house to your preferred temperature. The system might continue to cycle on and off trying to rectify the temperature issues. If you can’t remember the last time you’ve changed the air filter, get a new one today.

Coil Issues

Dirty or frozen coils cause problems for HVAC systems, too. When the coils are dirty or frozen, they can’t perform the heat exchange function that allows them to cool the air entering your home. You might notice your AC running all the time without changing the temperature, or your AC continuously turning on without affecting the temperature much at all. Don’t try to clean the coils yourself, because you’ll probably do more damage than good.

Thermostat Location

The thermostat measures the temperature within your house and tells the HVAC system how long to run. When the thermostat is in a location that gives it incorrect temperature data, you’ll end up with an air conditioning system that runs at strange times, and with inconsistent indoor temperatures. When the thermostat is in the path of direct sunlight or against an exterior wall, during the summer, it’ll think the house is too warm, and keep telling your cooling system to turn on.

Don’t let AC troubles turn into huge repairs. Call us for an appointment at 877-692-9402.

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