If your air conditioner is running nonstop, it is working overtime to remove humidity from the air and pump the warm air from your living space. When this happens, it is not working efficiently, or there is something causing it to function this way.
Often times, on the hottest or most humid summer days, the central air will run more frequently, simply to keep your home at a consistent temperature while it battles the increased humidity in the atmosphere. If the weather is not the obvious cause, there are a few other things to consider.
Causes of an Air Conditioner Running Nonstop
Your air conditioner shouldn’t have to run constantly to keep your residence at a comfortable temperature. If you notice it on all day, here are some items to look into:
- Clogged air filter
- Closed vents
- Dirty or broken fan
- Low refrigerant levels
- Dusty refrigerant coils
- The age of the air conditioning unit
A clogged air filter is the easiest problem to fix, as a filter can be cleaned or effectively replaced. The homeowner should perform this service annually. Another easy fix is checking to make sure all the air conditioning vents are open and clear of obstruction. More advanced repairs may be necessary if you’re dealing with a broken fan, low refrigerant levels, dirty coils or the age of your system.
What to do if You Need a Repair
If you notice an icy buildup on any part of your air conditioner system, turn it off immediately. If possible, leave the fan running to attempt to melt the ice. Then, contact the team at DeZiel Plumbing for a proper air conditioner inspection.