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You wouldn’t want to have a malfunctioning air conditioner during the summer months. Here are four possible causes of short cycling in your St. Simons Island, GA, home’s AC system.

1. Frozen Evaporator Coils

Frozen evaporator coils prevent your cooling system from effectively releasing heat from your house. As a consequence, your air conditioning system will short cycle. It may potentially cause your machine to overheat and stop down.

Turn the system off, let it thaw fully and then restart it. If the coils are still frozen, you should contact an HVAC contractor for maintenance and repair.

2. Clogged Air Filter

A clogged air filter will result in your air conditioning unit having restricted airflow. The air that’s already inside the unit will accumulate and heat up, while fresh air from outside can’t get in to cool things down.

This causes the unit to overheat, causing it to shut down. To avoid this, you should clean or replace your air filter regularly.

3. Poor Thermostat Positioning

If you’ve recently upgraded your thermostat, you shouldn’t overlook where it’s placed in your home. For instance, thermostats in bright sunlight, next to heat-generating equipment or near air vents may think that the surrounding temperature applies to your entire home, which can cause your HVAC unit to switch on and off early.

4. Oversized AC Unit

Bigger is not always better. If your air conditioner is too big for your house, it may cool it too rapidly, causing it to short cycle. If your air conditioning system was not correctly sized for your house, you should think about replacing it.

Call The A/C Guys for professional HVAC maintenance and installation services in St. Simons Island, GA. We also offer a variety of ductless AC, geothermal, heat pumps, indoor air quality, duct cleaning and commercial HVAC services.

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