Is your AC unit always running? Well, you better go out and catch it!
Everything has a life-span–if you were to run a microwave 24 hours a day, it would eventually bite the bullet, as they say. Your unit needs a break from time to time. If you are setting it to a low temperature like 68, yeah, in the hot days of summer, that unit is always going to run; and trust us, it will never reach 68 degrees in your house. It just doesn’t work that way. You’ll most likely freeze your unit and it will seize to work at some point. We always recommend setting your temp at a modest temperature like 75 degrees. This way, your system will have time to breathe in-between cools.
However, if you set your thermostat at a moderate temperature, like 75-76 degrees, and it still runs all the time, there could be something else wrong. Here is a list of of potential problems:
- Faulty thermostat: Simply put, your unit does know to turn off when the desired temperature has been reached.
- Fan issues: The fan could be running too slow, thus not producing enough cold air. This could be a grim buildup on your unit’s fan blades.
- Incorrectly sized unit: It tries to keep up, like the little engine that could (I think I can, I think I can!), however, it can’t cool your entire living space.
Are you experiencing issues with your AC Unit? Is it running all the time? Fill out the form below, or give us a call at 301-223-5749 and we can help you assess the situation.