Can You Over-Run Your Air Conditioner?

Can You Over-Run Your Air Conditioner? - HVAC unit

Summer can be unbearable. It’s understandable when you keep your AC unit on for an extended period just so your house can cool down. After all, that’s why you bought an air conditioning unit in the first place.

Ideally, most doors and windows should be closed while your AC unit runs to keep the cool air in and the warm air out. As a result, your home will reach a comfortable, chilly temperature; this is what you want. However, if you are running your AC unit all day and your house still does not seem cool, there is something wrong with your AC unit.

Reasons Why Your AC Unit Constantly Runs

An AC unit should not run for hours on end. This will cause your electricity bill to increase drastically. If your AC unit is constantly running, to keep your house cool, here are a few reasons. 

Restricted Airflow 

If something is obstructing the airflow in your AC unit, not enough cold air will be able to come out the vents, and your home won’t cool down despite your AC unit being on all day. This can be anything from a dirty air filter or clogged-up ductwork in your home. More seriously, your evaporator coil could be frozen. If you suspect a problem with your air conditioner’s airflow even though you have changed your air filter, contact Master Tech for reliable AC repairs. 

Your AC Unit Is Too Small 

When installing an AC unit, the homeowner and the AC contractor need to run assessments on the home to ensure that the right sized AC unit is used. If your AC unit is too small for your home, it won’t cool the entire space. Your unit will constantly run, trying to maintain the cool temperature, but it will never reach it. This can lead to more permanent damage to your AC units. Overuse of your AC unit can cause the evaporator coil to freeze over. If it gets to this point, you may have something more extensive than an AC repair on your hands. You may need to replace your AC units entirely.

Poorly Maintained AC Unit 

Air filters on an AC unit should be changed at least every three months. If you have pets, then this should be sooner. Homeowners also need to keep up with their annual AC tune-ups. AC tune-ups ensure that the components inside the AC unit are clear of mold and dust. If you’re skipping your AC tune-ups, continuous use of your AC unit will cost you more money as it will use unnecessary electricity and require frequent repairs.

Poorly Insulated Home 

Insulation ensures that the temperature of the outside environment does not affect the inside temperature and vice versa. If your home is not insulated correctly, the cool indoor temperature can escape quickly and allow hot air to enter your home. This will cause your AC units to run tirelessly and never reach the desired temperature. 

Hire Master Tech for Professional AC Repairs

A broken AC unit can be distressing, especially if you are enduring the peak of summer. Call for AC repair today to get your AC unit in working order.

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