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My Air Conditioner is Constantly Running

It’s extremely convenient to crank up our air conditioner during the humid months, but not-so convenient when it doesn’t stop running. It should only be running when it reaches the desired temperature. Keep in mind, on warmer days, it may take some time.

If your air conditioner is constantly running, let’s take a look at some common reasons.

  • Make sure the AC unit it on “fan only” or “fan on” mode instead of cool and the temperature is set to low.
  • Don’t turn the temperature down to an unrealistic temperature. The house does not cool any faster this way. This will cause the AC unit to wear and tear.
  • Did your last HVAC company install an AC unit that is too small for the home? It will have to cycle constantly to reach the proper temperature.
  • If you don’t change your air vent filter each month, air can’t get through to the HVAC system. This means it’s going to take a long time to cool the home.
  • Low refrigerant levels are one of the main culprits to why your air conditioner might not be running.
  • When your ducts are too large, the unit can’t distribute cool air properly or handle the air flow.
  • Dirt and pet hair can block the air flow as well. Make sure the condenser coils are cleaned.
  • Sometimes the thermostat just isn’t registering the temperature and the air conditioner will keep running.
  • Have you undergone regular maintenance? You must be doing this twice per year.

AC Unit Still Not Working?

Call the professional HVAC technicians at Winters Home Services for immediate air conditioner repair, replacement and installation services. Also, contact us for a quick ac tune-up as this is often a major reason why air conditioners stop working. Whatever the case may be, our team will go to your home in Newton, Wellesley, Westwood, Weston, Boston or any town situated outside of Boston to inspect and fix your air conditioner.