Why Won’t My Central Air Conditioner Turn Off?

Are you concerned about your central air conditioner running continuously when it shouldn’t? Is your AC running night and day without ever turning off? Or, is it endlessly cycling on and off? There is a very good chance that you have a problem with your air conditioner until. Additionally, you are racking up one hefty electric bill as a consequence.

Why Won't My Central Air Conditioner Turn Off?

Is it so hot that your air conditioner needs to run? Frankly, more often than not, this is often a sign of an undersized air conditioning unit. When installing a new unit, and a professional installer will calculate the correct size for your home. This includes more than just the square footage of the house. Other factors include the height of your ceilings, the number and quality of windows, your roof, and even landscaping features. All of this information is used to calculate how quickly your home will heat up and the size of the AC unit you need. Typically, a properly sized air conditioner will not run continuously unless there is another cause.

When was the last time you received an air conditioner tune-up? An annual tune-up will often find and resolve issues that can cause your AC to run continuously. These problems include things like clogged filters, a dirty evaporator coil, or a blocked condenser.

A tune-up may also discover that your refrigerant level is low, which is a sign of a leak needing repair. Other problems can be a little less obvious, such as a faulty thermostat, leaky ducts, or a problem with the motor or fan. Consequently, while some of these issues are easy to resolve, if your AC unit is 15 years old or more, some AC repairs may warrant a new air conditioner.

Do you have questions? What haven’t we covered yet that is important to you? If you would like to talk about why your central air conditioner won’t turn off, or a related topic, please contact us.