My AC is Constantly Running!
There are a few sure signs that an air conditioning system is in trouble, and an AC unit that runs constantly is definitely one of them. There are many different reasons why your air conditioner may be running constantly, and it is important to contact a professional Northern VA HVAC technician if you experience this problem. During the hot summer months you can’t afford to take any risks with the condition and performance of your AC System.
Call John Nugent & Sons at 703-291-1926 at the first sign of trouble with your AC.
Reasons for a Constantly Running AC
One reason your air conditioning system may be constantly running is simple user error. If you have set your thermostat incorrectly, your AC may be struggling to reach a temperature it cannot attain. Make sure that you have not accidentally set your thermostat too low and that you have it set to “auto.” If you have the fan set to “on,” it will continue to run until you adjust the setting. Of course, not all problems with your AC will be so easy to resolve. It is also possible that the unit has a faulty thermostat. If it is not able to read temperatures accurately, your system will not operate properly.
Another problem that could cause an AC unit to run constantly is leaky ductwork. If your air conditioner is producing cold air—but it is being lost en route to the different areas of your home through air leaks—it will continue to replace that lost energy. Not only does this have a negative impact on the comfort level in your home, but it can also place an unnecessary strain on your system, leading to further problems and high cooling costs.
To learn more about possible problems that could be causing your AC to run constantly, call us for professional AC repair service in Northern VA. We proudly serve Fairfax, Arlington, Centreville, Reston, and the entire Northern VA area. Our HVAC technicians can quickly and efficiently determine why your AC unit is acting up and provide an appropriate solution.