Your AC unit shutting down prematurely (short cycling) could be for a number of reasons – let’s explore in-depth what could be causing short cycling in your AC unit. As your system has a very high voltage, please do not attempt to fix any complex issues by yourself – an experienced ac repair man will ensure your safety and your AC units optimal performance at a very reasonable cost. Don’t wait until the hot summer season is upon you, and jeopardize your comfort and well-being – have your unit checked if you are noticing it is short cycling.
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What Causes Short Cycling?
Short cycling could be happening to your AC unit for one of the following reasons:
- Clogged Air Filter: a clogged air filter puts increased pressure on your AC unit, as it is compensating for the loss of air flow, causing the blower motor and compressor to overheat, and subsequently short cycling your air conditioner.
- Damaged Thermostat: your thermostat could be damaged, causing temperature levels to be erratic. Additionally, the thermostat sensor could have been knocked and is no longer able to measure the temperature. Many thermostats have batteries that can power down, which in turn causes your AC unit to work less efficiently.
- Oversized AC Unit: When your air conditioner is oversized it may be too powerful for your home, and will cool the room quickly, shut off, then wait for the room to heat up again before turning on. This short cycling often leads to big temperature swings in your home, frequent breakdowns and high energy bills.
- Iced evaporator coils. Ice can build up on your evaporator coils for a number of reasons and can cause a domino effect of problems that force your air conditioner to shut down soon after it turns on.