Being sticky and hot in the summertime is annoying. If your AC continually running, it can be troublesome and expensive. Before summer appears is an excellent time to troubleshoot the typical reasons your A/C runs all day before you overheated.
There are numerous reasons why your AC may be running endlessly. Though, this might not be a bad thing. Some of the reasons may signify an issue with your unit.
Improper Installation and Size
If your AC is too little, then it has to work harder to cool your house. Over time, this will boost the wear and tear on your unit and diminish its life. You will also never get the desired coolness in your house, even though the unit runs frequently. Furthermore, breakdowns are probable.
If your unit is too big, it won't successfully eliminate moisture from the air in your home, causing damp and moist air. It will essentially cause shorter run times than it should and use extreme amounts of electricity, creating higher utility costs.
The size of your ductwork should be comparative to the size of your AC unit. If your ducts size is incorrect, they can’t distribute cool air efficiently or manage the airflow to all spaces in your house.
Inspect Your Air Filter
If it's been a while since you change your air filter, it's most likely blowing dirty air. This reduces the amount of cooling air your AC generates, which in turn will make your air conditioner run more during the day. If your air filter is clogged, your air handler has to work harder to compensate.
Dirty AC Coils
Dirt (i.e., pet hair, mud, grass clippings, etc.) blocks the air flow. When the air flow is reduced, it reduces the performance of your unit (AC constantly running).
You should get an HVAC repair technician to do a unit inspection every year. They will inspect your condenser and evaporator coils. AC coils must be cleaned because they are open to outdoor elements. You could sustain your coils by just hosing them down.
If your AC doesn’t shut off, there may be a problem with your thermostat. It may be that your house has reached the proper temperature, but the thermostat isn’t recording the condition in your home. In this situation, your A/C unit continually runs.