Among air conditioner problems, short-cycling is potentially one of the worst. It might seem like short-cycling is relatively harmless, but it actually can have compounded effects on an air conditioner. Fixing short-cycling can be as easy as changing a filter, or it can be as bad as needing to replace the entire system. In this post, we’ll explain what short-cycling is and how to fix it.
Yost & Campbell Heating, Cooling & Generators Blog: Archive for July, 2018
Having air conditioning is great, but it does bring up a few more complications. The biggest one being what to do about the monthly energy bill. It’s not that having an increased energy bill is unexpected, but an AC bill running slightly higher than budget is something no one wants.
Luckily, there’s hope. There are several ways that any homeowner can lower their AC bill and a couple of them can even be done right now.
Short-cycling is when a unit turns on-and-off far more often than is normal. But is short-cycling really that bad?
Yes, it is. In fact, short-cycling demands the service of a professional.
We understand why it doesn’t seem detrimental since the symptoms aren’t loud or scary, but if ignored for long, it can cause way more problems than it’s worth. Read on to understand why short-cycling is a problem and what causes it.