Why Your Air Conditioner Is Running Constantly


If your air conditioner is running constantly, it may be trying to tell you something. When your air conditioner keeps running it can increase your utility bills and lower the life span of your air conditioner. Here are some issues that may be causing your air conditioner to keep running.     

Broken Thermostat

Your air conditioner may keep running if your thermostat is on the fritz. When your thermostat breaks down it's almost like it's speaking a different language than your air conditioner. The thermostat isn't able to assess that the temperature in the house is the correct one, so it keeps signaling the air conditioner to pump out cool air.

If you want to check to see if it's your thermostat malfunctioning turn the temperature way up to see if the unit powers off. If your air conditioner keeps running, you probably have a malfunctioning thermostat on your hands.

Unit Size

Choosing the correct air conditioner for your home has a direct impact on how efficient it can be. If you choose a unit that's too small for your home, it will turn on frequently and run for long periods of time. If an air conditioner is too small it will fight to cool your home, and eventually the life of your unit will be reduced. If you choose a unit that's too large, it will turn on for short, frequent bursts to cool your home. A unit that is too large will lead to much higher utility costs. To figure out what size air conditioner your home needs, check here.

You Have A Leaky House

Air leaks can lead to your air conditioner running frequently. With air leaks, all of your air conditioner's nice cool air goes through those leaks while hot air comes back in. Your unit keeps working to cool things down and it can't. Though, it's important to note that your AC may continue running if it's a very hot day. If that could be a case you may want to have a technician come to your home to perform an energy assessment.


If your air conditioner hasn't seen much in the way of maintenance since you've lived in your home, it may be the cause for any issues your unit is having. Air conditioners require maintenance about two times per year. During routine maintenance a technician (such as one from Enright and Sons) will clean out your air conditioner, test your thermostat and replace any parts starting to malfunction. Preventing a problem before it starts is the easiest way to keep you and your home cool. 


27 August 2015

all about attic ventilation

While sitting in my living room on a hot summer day, I could feel the heat coming through the ceiling out of my attic and making the house warm up more than it should. I crawled up into the attic one evening to find out that the roof vents weren't working any longer because they were clogged with all sorts of debris. Did you know that when this happens, your home's temperature can rise to very uncomfortable levels? Did you know that your home could actually be damaged if the attic isn't well vented? This blog will show you all about attic ventilation.