As you know, summers in San Antonio can be extreme. In the sweltering heat, the last thing you want is to discover that your air conditioner won’t stay on. Here’s what to do when that happens.
Check Your Filters
If your AC turns on and off constantly, the first thing to do is to check your filters. Dirty or clogged filters can cause your AC to go through cooling cycles too quickly, an issue known as short cycling. If your AC won’t stay on, take a good look at your filters and replace them if necessary.
Rule Out Thermostat Issues
If your filters are clean, then the problem may be your thermostat. A thermostat with low batteries or placed in a poor location may also cause your AC system to short cycle. This may happen if the thermostat is located near a heat source or in an area where the sunlight hits it directly, affecting the readings.
Your AC May Be Too Large for Your Home
As we saw in a previous post, larger isn’t always better when it comes to air conditioning. An AC unit that’s too large for your home will turn off and on constantly because it will reach the desired temperature too fast. To calculate the size of the AC unit you need, multiply the length of the area to be cooled by the width and then multiply that number by 25 BTU (BTU stands for British Thermal Unit, and is a metric unit that shows how much energy your AC needs to remove heat from a home within an hour).
What To Do in All Other Cases
If none of the above solves the problem, then you’ll probably need to call an AC professional to help you. Remember: trying to repair your AC yourself can be dangerous and more expensive than calling a pro.
For dependable assistance you can rely on, contact Zero Heating AC and Refrigeration. Our team stands ready to help ensure that your home stays cool all year long.
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