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Common AC Problem: AC Runs Continuously

During the summer, your air conditioner (AC) works harder and longer.  That high demand may cause a problem to rear its ugly head.  In this multi-part post, we’ll take a look at some of the most common AC problems, talk about the possible causes, and provide suggestions for tackling each problem.

AC Runs Continuously

 

Perhaps the AC is cooling but you notice it’s working harder and longer.  You might also notice a sharp increase in your energy bills compared to last year at the same time.  This may be due to a sensor problem, which is causing improper monitoring of the temperature of the evaporator coil.  Typical sensor problems include: the sensor isn’t positioned in the right place, the connections to and from the sensor have failed (due to an electrical short, for example), or the sensor itself has died.  A professional AC technician will be needed to investigate and remedy these situations.

Avoid AC Problems

Summer can be the best time of the year, so don’t let air conditioning problems hinder you from enjoying it.  Be sure to get annual AC maintenance visits, so it will run efficiently and be ready for the high demand of the summer’s heat.  If you live in the Nashville area and experience any heating or cooling problems, call on Interstate AC Service at (615) 832-8500.