If your air conditioner starts and stops after a few seconds, your system is short cycling. You may ask, what is short cycling in an air conditioning system?. This is when your compressor or condensing unit starts then stop due to mechanical problems within the system. However, in most cases, the system is low on refrigerant and would normally be cutting out on the pressure switch.
While this is a relatively common issue, it should not go unchecked. Because it is a clear indication that something is wrong with the air conditioner system. However, if you don’t do anything about it, you could end up paying a lot more in repairs. So get it inspected as soon as possible to prevent any serious damage.
Our team of specialists is fully capable of taking care of any of these air conditioning issues. Therefore, let us conduct an inspection and repair the problem in a timely manner. Contact us at 778-522-5669 to speak to one of our air conditioning experts.
Here are some of the most common factors that lead to air conditioner short cycling.
- Your air conditioning system is low on refrigerant.
- The fan blower is not working.
- Your air filter is plugged with debris.
- You have a dirty condensing unit.
- The air conditioner is oversized.
What will happen if you leave the air conditioner short cycling?.
You could damage the compressor if you allow it to start and stop too frequently. Each time the compressor starts, it uses a lot of energy to get it going. However, by doing so, it will also cause the motor windings to get really hot. Your compressor relies on the cold refrigerant returning to the condenser to stay cool. So, by allowing the system to the short cycle, you can ruin the life of the compressor.
The compressor is one of the most expensive parts of the air conditioner system. Hence, replacing it will take a long time and could be very expensive. But to avoid your air conditioner from being in this kind of situation, we recommend that you do your yearly maintenance.
Who should you call for all your air conditioning services?.
When it comes on to air conditioning installation, Repairs, Service and Replacement, turn to the experts here at Knowledge HVAC & Refrigeration. Our techs are fully licensed, certified and have many years of experience in the air conditioning industry. So take action now and have one of our professionals take a look at your system.