WHY DOES MY AC KEEP RUNNING?

As the hottest part of the summer has passed, our Air Conditioners have worked over time. As a result, some of the units may continue to run longer than a normal cycle. Before you “Call the Guys You Can Trust,” take a look at these potential issues.

SIMPLE MAINTENANCE TO POTENTIALLY FIX AC PROBLEMS

  • Thermostat Battery: Check your thermostat battery. At times, a low battery can make it difficult for your thermostat to function properly.
  • Air Filters: It is very important to make sure your air filters are clean. As discussed in our Previous Article, dirty air filters add resistance and reduce airflow.
  • Ductwork: Loose and improperly connected ductwork can cause your AC to run constantly. Make sure your ductwork is connected without any poor connections.
  • Outside Condenser: Make sure the outdoor condenser unit is free of debris. Also, another simple step is to wash off the fins of the condenser with a garden hose as dirt and dust can clog the unit.

WHY DOES MY AC KEEP RUNNING AT CERTAIN TIMES?

If you notice your AC is only running constantly during hot spells – do no panic. This is by design. Your unit simply cannot keep up with the outside temperature.  If you continue to experience issues with your AC running constantly, it may be time for the professionals at Colony Plumbing, Heating and Air Conditioning to stop out and take a look.

Our Preventative Maintenance Plan ensures your system is checked and cleaned annually and also gives you higher priority during a time of service. You also save 10% on parts and labor every call! Call us today – 364-HEAT (4328).

 

 

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