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What is Air Conditioner Short Cycling & How Can You Stop It From Happening?

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air conditionerDoes it ever seem like your air conditioner is turning on and off every few minutes? This is a common problem known as “short cycling,” and it can have all kinds of negative effects on your air conditioner and your home comfort levels. Today we’re going to talk how air conditioner short cycling can occur and what you should do if you it ever happens to your system!

What Is Air Conditioner Short Cycling?

Air conditioners naturally go through on and off cycles in order to maintain a specific temperature in your home. However, sometimes systems can go through fast and frequent cycles due to a number of possible factors. This is known as “short cycling.” If your air conditioner is short cycling, it can increase your energy bills, put your system through excess wear-and-tear and make it hard for your home to stay comfortable.

What Can Cause Air Conditioner Short Cycling?

What Should You Do If Your Air Conditioner Is Short Cycling?

If you suspect that your air conditioner is turning on and off too frequently, you can first check your air filter and, if it’s clogged, replace it with a new filter. Otherwise, give Jerry Kelly a call so that we can uncover the problem and make any necessary repairs. Short cycling can lead to long-term problems with your system, so it should be taken care of as soon as possible.

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If you have any questions about air conditioner short cycling, or if you’re looking to have an air conditioner serviced or installed in your home, contact Jerry Kelly, your St. Charles, MO air conditioning contractor. We service the St. Louis area, including towns like Lake St. Louis, Manchester and Maryland Heights. Give us call us anytime at 636-373-9220 or schedule an appointment online by clicking the button above.


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