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Why Is My A/C Constantly Running?

Houston homeowner confused because her air conditioner is constantly running

It’s hot outside, and it’s not uncommon for your home’s air conditioning system to be running a lot in order to keep your home comfortable for everyone. However, it should turn off after the temperature adjusts to your desired setting. If it is constantly running, you may be experiencing some sort of problem. We’ve listed some of the most common reasons why your A/C might be working overtime this summer.

Dirty Evaporator Coil

If you skipped having your HVAC unit serviced earlier in the year, your unit’s most vital mechanical parts may be coated in dirt, grime, and debris. If your evaporator coil is covered in dirt and debris, it forces your unit to work harder to cool your home causing it to run more often.

Frozen Evaporator Coil

Sometimes if you set the temperature too low in your home, it can cause parts of your AC system to freeze up. This can happen with your evaporator coil which is a vital part of your system. If your system is constantly running while also blowing warm air, this could be the reason why. If you suspect your system may have frozen up, call a professional air conditioning contractor right away to prevent further damage.

Clogged Air Filter

If you let your air filter go unchanged, it will soon become clogged and will bog your system down. A clogged air filter restricts the flow of cool fresh air from circulating in your home. Subsequently, if it isn’t changed, your system will run nonstop causing unnecessary wear and tear on your system.

Low on Refrigerant

If you don’t have enough refrigerant in your system, which could be due to a leak in your system, your A/C unit won’t cool your home. When this happens, you need to call a professional HVAC contractor to come, find the leak, and fix it!

Expert AC Repair in Houston

If you are in the Houston area and your AC unit is constantly running, your friends at Air Specialist would love to help diagnose and repair the problem. With more than 40 years of experience, we have the expertise to repair your air conditioner. Give us a call at (713) 481-1305 or schedule an appointment online.

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