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What If Your AC Won’t Stop Running?

Obviously, when your air conditioner won’t turn on, this is a problem that needs to be dealt with right away. What if you turn on your air conditioner though, and it doesn’t stop running? This may not seem like a serious issue when it’s as hot as it is in Florida, however this could poorly impact your air conditioner more than you might realize.

If your air conditioner continues to run, it will cause wear and tear to happen more quickly. So if you notice that your air conditioner’s fan or compressor is running continuously without cycling off as usual, then you may have one of the following problems.

A Refrigerant Leak

Air conditioners are supplied with enough refrigeration upon manufacture to last their entire lifespan, ideally. This refrigerant supply is called a charge. If leaks occur along your refrigerant lines, then the drop in charge will make it more difficult for your air conditioner to lower the indoor temperature. This will result in a system that won’t cycle off. A professional HVAC technician must seal the refrigerant leaks and recharge the refrigerant to prevent your compressor from becoming damaged.

Thermostat Problems

Make sure to check your thermostat. Is it set correctly? When your AC won’t turn off, what may have happened is that your thermostat has broken and lost its connection to the system, so it won’t be able to turn the system off. This can also be caused by a mis-calibration that causes the unit to misread temperatures and not shut off the AC compressor or fan when it’s supposed to.

Dirty Condenser Coil

Your condenser coil must remain clean in order for the outdoor unit to be able to release heat. A layer of grime on the condenser can cause the system to trap heat and begin to overwork as it struggles to reach the set indoor temperature. Cleaning the coil is not something you can do on your own. Be sure to contact professionals who know how to handle the job.

To schedule air conditioning repair services in Navarre Beach, FL, contact Kool Breeze of Northwest Florida, Inc. 

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