Summer can be a tough time for many air conditioning units. Yet, this is the time of year that we rely on the convenience and comfort of central air conditioning. If you feel that your air conditioner is running too much, look for these signs and then call the experts.
Your unit is cycling on and off repeatedly. Every time your unit cranks up, it will use a lot of electricity and not do much cooling. This could be caused by a lot of issues and could be costing you.
• Improperly sized unit. If your unit is too large for your home, it won’t effectively remove the moisture from the air in your home and it will have shorter run times than normal.
• Broken Thermostat. If your unit never seems to turn off, your thermostat could be malfunctioning. If your home has reached the desired temperature that you’d find comfortable and continues to run, the thermostat is probably to blame.
• Air Leaks or Poor Insulation. If your home isn’t airtight while your air conditioner is running, then you could be losing cold air to the outdoors.
• Your Unit Needs Maintenance. Air conditioning units require regular maintenance in order to continue to run smoothly all times of the year. You should aim for twice a year inspections on your unit.
Schedule a visit today with Universal Heating and Cooling. We can help you with all of your HVAC needs!