Some people like to come home to a house that is already nice and cooled off, especially on those particularly hot days. But what happens to your air conditioner when it comes on several times throughout the day?
The more you use your air conditioner, the more wear-and-tear it experiences, and it can die sooner than its expected lifespan of 10 to 15 years. Not to mention the amount of energy the air conditioner uses by running all day. This can cost you potentially hundreds of dollars in excess energy costs every month on your utility bill.
If your air conditioner keeps coming on throughout the day, and you’re not sure why, give our team at Ambient Edge a call at (888) 240-8283. We can take a look at your system to see what’s going on and, if necessary, set you up with a cooling system that is more appropriate for your living space.
One thing you definitely should not do is put off having the issue fixed. One of the possible reasons your system may keep coming on could be a problem with your electric, and with an electrical issue, you are almost always at risk of an electrical fire.
If you have an air conditioner that is not properly sized to your home, it may come on more often than it needs to in order to cool off your home. This is true whether the unit is too small or too large. You can stop your air conditioner from coming on so often by installing a system that is better suited to the specific needs of your home.
Our team at Ambient Edge can determine whether your system needs to be replaced with an energy-saving unit, or whether another issue is to blame. Give our HVAC technicians a call to quickly and accurately determine what is wrong with your air conditioner and how to fix it.
If your air conditioner is too small for your home, it will experience a kind of “little engine that could” type of situation. It will keep running on and off throughout the day, trying its best to cool off a space that is actually too large for it. Switching to a larger system will more adequately cool your home without the need for your air conditioner to keep coming on throughout the day.
You may be wondering why an air conditioner that is too large would ever need to come on so often to properly cool a home. The reason for this is that a too-large air conditioner cannot properly remove the moisture from the air in your home. As a result, it will only run in short bursts, which uses up more energy in order to run – and costs you more in the long run on your electrical bills.
A smaller unit (but not too small!) can dry the air in your home more effectively, which will cause it to turn on less often – and save you money in the long run, as well as wear-and-tear on your unit.
Lack of Fresh Air
It may sound strange, but it’s true – your air conditioner needs to be able to breathe in order to do its job.
If there is anything impacting its ability to properly filter the air – like a dirty air filter or a broken blower fan – then your unit won’t be able to “breathe” and will, therefore, come on more often to do its job.
The best way to combat this problem is to clean your dirty air filter. If the air filter is clean, or if you have cleaned it and are still experiencing the problem, then the problem may be something else within the unit. If that’s the case, then you’ll need to call a professional to come and take a look.
Is Your Air Conditioner Coming on Too Often? Let Ambient Edge Take a Look!
If you’ve noticed your air conditioner is coming on way more often than it should as of late, the cause could be everything from a dirty air filter to a system that is simply too large or too small for your living space. Either way, you shouldn’t ignore this issue – at the very least, for the sake of your utility bills and the life of your air conditioning unit.
Fill out our contact form or give us a call at (888) 240-8283 to schedule a service appointment. We are available anytime you need us, whether it’s first thing in the morning or in the middle of the night, to be there for you when you need us most. So don’t wait – call us now!