As summer wears on, you should be on watch for any problems that your air conditioner might run into. One of these problems is short cycling. If it isn’t taken care of quickly, short cycling can completely destroy your air conditioner years before it is supposed to be replaced. Let’s take a look at why short cycling happens, and what it can do to your air conditioner.
There are a couple of different issues that could cause your air conditioner to short cycle. First, there may be an electrical problem of some sort between the thermostat and the air conditioner. If the thermostat is malfunctioning, or there is a short in the wiring between it and the AC, then it can cause the system to short cycle.
The second possible problem is that your compressor is faulty or damaged. The compressor is the part of the system responsible for circulating refrigerant gas during operation. If the compressor is malfunctioning, it will throw off the rhythm of the air conditioner if it doesn’t cause the system to break down entirely.
Short cycling is actually when your air conditioner turns on and off every couple of minutes. This dramatically increases the amount of wear and tear on the system, making malfunctions more common and shortening the lifespan of the air conditioner. If your air conditioning system is short cycling, and you don’t have it taken care of as soon as possible, you could end up having to replace your air conditioner many years sooner than you would otherwise have to. Call for repairs as soon as you notice your air conditioner short cycling.
Climate Masters offers comprehensive air conditioner repair services throughout Palm Coast, FL. Call today to schedule an appointment with one of our expert HVAC technicians.