Central air units are designed to keep you cool in the summer, but you don’t want them to continuously run. Units that won’t shut off can increase your energy bills. Here are some common reasons why your central air may keep running and when to call residential AC repair in Madison, AL.
or Frozen Condenser Coils
coils(coils on the outside unit)often get blocked by dirt, especially
when you haven’t serviced the unit in a long time, which prevents
them from cooling the air properly. Turn the unit off, then use a
coil cleaner to remove dirt. Sometimes constant running and warm air
causes frozen coils that usually indicate a coolant leak. In this
case, you’ll need to get it checked by an HVAC service.
unit that continuously runs could be caused by dirty air filters. If
filters get clogged or dirty, the unit has to run more to cool the
air. Remove filters and clean them according to instructions for your
model or replace disposable filters that are too dirty or moldy.
should shut off the compressor when the room reaches the preset
temperature so ensure it is not set too low and set on “auto”.
A temperature set too low may cause the unit to work harder to cool
the room so test the thermostat by raising the room temperature. If
the unit continues to run after reaching the temperature, get it
Homeowners can’t fix some central air problems, so you’ll need residential AC repair in Madison, AL. Contact Southern Comfort HVAC LLC at www.southerncomforthvac.net to schedule a service call.