Why Does My AC Seem to Constantly Run?

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Jersey shore homeowners, renters, and day-trippers alike understand the heat and humidity that plagues the natural beauty of NJ beaches. They all understand the importance of having air conditioning that can keep up with the demands of the dog days of summer. Having an issue with your air conditioning system can make or break your vacation, but fortunately, you have Air Technical on your side to provide preventative maintenance and 24/7 service to keep your family and friends cool and comfortable. 

Consulting our team of professionals on a regular basis will ensure that your units are performing in tip-top shape, but we understand that with everyone’s hectic summer schedules, it’s not always easy to stay on top of your maintenance. As the months continue to get warmer, you may notice that your AC is working a bit harder than usual. While this may not be anything to worry about, there could be a few issues that homeowners should be aware of.

  1. If your ac is constantly running, your energy bill will increase exponentially as extra power is being used to cool your home 
  2. If your ac is constantly running, it can add stress to the HVAC system as a whole, causing breakdowns or extra repairs

To determine what could be wrong with your unit, give our team of fully licensed contractors a call. We can come out to your home to assess the situation and offer a series of solutions for your home and budget.

Did you recently put an addition on your home? Seeing new, excessive usage of your air conditioning system could be due to the unit being too small or too large. If you added indoor space to your home, your ac unit may now be too small, causing the unit to work overtime to cool the new area. Your home still won’t feel cool or comfortable despite the additional output from your unit. Over time, this can cause a higher electricity bill and reduced longevity of your unit. 

Did you recently renovate your home? When adding a new space or space to your home, such as an office or bedroom, owners will sometimes add a new ac unit to accommodate those new living areas. However, reducing the size of an existing room without adjusting the amount of output from your ac can lead to the system being unable to adequately remove moisture from the air. Instead of overworking, your unit is underperforming as it creates a cold, moist and uncomfortable environment. 

On the inside, dirty or clogged air filters can restrict airflow throughout your home. A dirty or clogged evaporator will stop the freon from flowing from the compressor. On the outside, dirt and debris-covered condenser coils will slow the airflow from the fan which cools the freon in the system. If you notice your AC working overtime, cleaning these parts of your system could be the solution but there could also be a number of other factors as well. Identifying the root of the problem can be quite difficult so it is important to contact a professional for help. On Long Beach Island, Air Technical is here for you!