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Why AC Short Cycling Is Such a Big Problem

Your air conditioner turns on, you hear it buzz to life, and then it cools your house. When the AC shuts off and your air temperature is now at what you set it to on your thermostat, that means your AC went through one full cycle. That’s important to know because short cycling is a huge issue and you need to be on the lookout for it.

Air conditioning repair in Akron, OH often includes short cycling issues. This is when your AC turns on, doesn’t reach the target mark of the room temperature you set on your thermostat, and then shuts off anyway. This isn’t what it’s supposed to do at all, so let’s talk about why it’s such a big deal.

It Means Your AC is Breaking Down

Your air conditioner is receiving a task that it can’t fulfill, but by design, it’s supposed to bring your room down to the temperature of your choosing without concern. Apart from the fact that it’s not working as intended, the problem is getting worse every single cycle.

While there are a lot of potential causes of short cycling, suffice it to say that the root problem is still causing damage to your AC and making those cycles even shorter. That means every time you use your air conditioner, it’s furthering the damage and making the issue much worse than it should be.

You’ll Have Inconsistent Temperature Control

Let’s say you choose not to get this fixed for now. If you continue operation, your indoor air temperature will be difficult to control and regulate, even if there isn’t much of a gap between where you are now and where you want your temperature to be. Your AC simply can’t meet the demand.

You’ll Have Almost No Humidity Control

Unless you have an entirely separate dehumidifier in your home, you’ll run into a lot of trouble with your humidity levels. It sounds like a small issue when you pair it against your air temperature, but it’s not something you should ignore.

Your humidity levels make it harder to cool your home, which is why you may notice your AC struggle on humid days in the middle of summer. The other issue with indoor humidity levels (called relative humidity, or RH for short) is that a high RH provides the perfect environment for mold growth.

You want to reduce these chances by as much as possible, and unless your air conditioner is working as intended, you run the risk of inhaling mold spores. Humidity levels are related to your respiratory health; they shouldn’t be overlooked as a reason to fix your AC.

Your AC Needs Help

Short cycling isn’t ever a good thing. It’s time to fix your air conditioner and make sure it operates exactly as intended, otherwise, you could run into unexpected health consequences in your home. Call us today and we’ll take a look at it.

Contact Crown Group Ohio as soon as possible to fix your AC short cycling problems

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