What happens when your A/C seems to have developed a mind of its own and … won’t stop running?
Picture this: You’ve just had a long day under the scorching summer sun here in Oakland County. You step inside, enjoying that sweet relief of cool air … and it’s wonderful at first … but soon your A/C unit is working overtime, chugging away like the Little Engine That Could. It’s almost like your A/C has been training for a marathon and it’s utterly determined not to stop. This can lead to excessive energy bills and strain on your system, so it’s a problem worth fixing.
So why is your A/C seemingly unstoppable?
1. Your thermostat is stuck on “ON.”
Check your thermostat settings. It should be on “auto,” not “on.” The “on” setting keeps the fan running continuously, even when your home has reached the desired temperature.
2. Your A/C unit is too small
Imagine trying to cool a gym with a desk fan. If your A/C unit is too small for the space, it will constantly run, trying its best to cool down your home. It’s not the unit’s fault; it’s like asking a Chihuahua to pull a sled. It’s just not up for the task.
3. Dirty air filter
A clogged air filter is like trying to breathe through a straw. Your A/C needs to work much harder to circulate air. A quick change of the filter could see your unit returning to its regular behavior!
4. Low refrigerant
The refrigerant in your A/C unit is essential for cooling. If you’re low, your A/C will run longer to try to cool your home. This is a job for a professional. So if you suspect this might be the case, give us a call.
If you’ve checked all these potential culprits and your A/C is still on a relentless run, it’s time to bring in the pros. At Sun, we know air conditioning units inside and out, and we’ll be able to diagnose the issue and get your A/C back to a sensible pace, saving you energy and money. We’re here to ensure your Oakland County summers are as cool as can be! If you need any help, contact us today to schedule service or give us a call: (248) 986-1506