Short cycling can cause a lot of stress on your HVAC system and can lead to higher energy bills, decreased efficiency, and even the need for premature replacement. It’s important to identify and fix the root cause of the short cycling to prevent any further damage and keep your system running efficiently. It is best to consult with a professional HVAC technician to have your system inspected and repaired.

Reasons for Short Cycling

When the air filters in an HVAC system become dirty, they can restrict airflow, causing the system to overheat and shut off prematurely. This will cause the system to start again shortly after turning off. A compressor, relay, or fan motor can become faulty and cause the system to short-cycle.

A faulty thermostat can cause the HVAC system to turn on and off prematurely. This can happen if the thermostat is not properly calibrated or if it is malfunctioning. If there is a leak in the refrigerant line, the system may not be able to cool the air properly, causing it to shut off prematurely.

If the airflow to the HVAC system gets blocked by debris, it can cause the system to overheat and shut off prematurely. The condensate drain carries away moisture that gets produced during the cooling process. If the drain becomes clogged, it can cause the system to short cycle as the unit will shut off to prevent overflow.

A unit that is too big for the space it is cooling will turn on and off frequently. It may cool the space too quickly, but it will use more energy and will not run long enough to remove enough humidity from the air.

Dependable Services in Oakdale

Airvengers, LLC offers residents of Oakdale, CA and its surrounding areas excellent heating and air services at affordable prices. Our technicians are NATE-certified and ready to assist you with 24/7 emergency repair services as well as issues with your zoned ducts, humidity management, mini-splits, heat pumps, and furnaces.

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Airvengers LLC has over 15 years of serving the Central Valley and surrounding areas. We are a small, family-owned business looking to serve the local community with any of your indoor, heating, and air conditioning needs.
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