Does it seem as if your air conditioner is running all the time?
Under normal conditions you can expect your AC to run about 15 minutes per cycle on a hot summer day. Cycles that are 30 minutes or longer indicate there may be a problem with your system.
Equipment that runs constantly not only wastes energy and drives up your energy bill, but will also cause the components of your system to wear out much quicker.
Here are 5 reasons your air conditioner runs constantly:
1. Your unit is too small. If the air conditioner that you have is too small, it will run all the time because it isn't powerful enough to meet your home's cooling demands.
2. Your air conditioner is too old. As air conditioners age, they lose their ability to properly cool your home. Various components can begin to become inefficient, and your air conditioner will have to run much more often than it used to in order to keep your home cool.
3. Your system or your home has air leaks. Air leaks can develop around your windows and doors, as well as in your ductwork. These leaks allow conditioned air to escape your home, which means your AC has to keep producing more cold air and runs more often than it should.
4. Your cooling coils need to be cleaned. When your cooling coils are dirty, your air conditioner has a much harder time removing heat from your home. It's very important to have them cleaned during an annual tune-up.
5. Your thermostat is set incorrectly. Your AC can only handle a specific temperature difference between your home and outside. If it is set at 67 degrees and it's 97 degrees out, your air conditioner will have to run constantly to try and keep up.
When it comes to conditioning the air in your home, Ohio Heating & Air Conditioning has the knowledge and resources to deliver comfort and safety in a home heating or air conditioning system. From small homes to large ones, we have become a leading heating and cooling company Columbus OH and Central OH.