During the heat of a Kitchener-Waterloo summer, the last thing you need as a homeowner is for your air conditioner to inexplicably turn off by itself without warning. If your air conditioner continues to turn off by itself, this is usually indicative of a problem with the system. Here are some of the key reasons why this may be happening.
Dirty Air Filter
One of the leading causes of sudden air conditioner issues is a dirty air filter. Your air conditioner’s air filter should be changed regularly as it collects dust, dirt, pollen, and other allergens and debris, eventually clogging if not replaced. If your air conditioner begins to turn off by itself, make sure to check and change your air filter if necessary.
One of the easiest-to-fix issues that may cause your air conditioner to turn off is a simple issue with your thermostat. Sometimes, if your thermostat has dying batteries, or if your thermostat needs to be replaced altogether it’ll send mixed signals to your air conditioner, causing it to turn off.
Sometimes if an air conditioner has issues with cooling, refrigeration, or its electrical source, it may begin to turn itself on and off again very quickly, not allowing the home to become cool before it turns off again. This is called short cycling. If your air conditioner is constantly turning itself off and then back on again very quickly, you should call the experts at Delta as it’s most likely short cycling and probably needs repair.
When purchasing an air conditioner, some homeowners think that the biggest or most expensive unit is best. This is incorrect because if your air conditioner is too large, it will cool the home too quickly and turn off prematurely. While cooling the home quickly sounds like a good thing, in reality, if your air conditioner is turning on and off again too fast, your home will have uneven or inadequate cooling throughout.
Refrigerant is the chemical liquid in your air conditioner that cools the air to be dispersed through your home. Sometimes general wear and tear or other natural factors will cause your air conditioner to leak refrigerant. To see if that’s why your air conditioner continues to turn off by itself, check to see if ice or water is forming around your outdoor unit. If this is the case, your AC needs to be repaired by a licensed technician.
Is your air conditioner turning off by itself? It may be time for a repair.
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Delta Air Systems Ltd. has been serving the HVAC needs of the Kitchener-Waterloo, Cambridge, and Guelph regions for over 65 years. We are committed to providing our clients with reliable service and quality equipment.