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Jul 27 2016

My Air Conditioning Is Constantly Running - Is This A Problem?

If you’re freaking out because your AC is running constantly without cycling as often as normal, and you want to know if this is normal, so you decided to hit up Google search for a quick check before calling the HVAC tech and you’ve found us, you’ve come to the right place! Yes, it’s perfectly normal for an AC system to run non-stop when it’s particularly hot outside. And not only is this normal, it can be beneficial for the system and we’ll share a few reasons why. We’re also going to let you know what to look out for in the uncommon chance that it’s not normal. Just like you know your body better than anyone, you also know your AC system. So if it’s running constantly but not working up to par, then you just know something’s not right.

When the AC running non-stop is a good thing

If you live in regions of the country that are so humidly hot that there’s no need to visit the local sauna, you’ll appreciate your AC system running non-stop? Why? Because an AC system that runs non-stop decreases humidity–less humidity = bidding farewell to the sticky icky feeling of sweaty skin–ick. In addition to chasing away the sticky ickys, it can also, believe it or not, prevent wear-and-tear. Gasp, you thought the opposite, now didn’t you? See, all that worry for nothing…or maybe not for nothing. See below for signs of a problem.

Signs of a Problem

Okay, so your air conditioning is constantly running, what are some cons of this scenario? Well, if you’re worried, then put on your Inspector Gadget hat and start asking yourself some investigative questions. Ask yourself:

  1. Is the system keeping the home cool?
  2. Is the system making strange sounds?
  3. Is every room in the home equally cool?

If you answered yes to questions one and three–you’re good. If you answered yes to question two, with a possible no to questions one and two, then you might have a problem on your hands. And you definitely want to have the system looked at.
For reassurance, contact the pros of Comfort Services today!

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