What Causes Short Cycling, and Why Is it Such a Problem?
Short cycling may be caused by a few different issues. If your system has always malfunctioned in this manner, it’s possible that it is simply too large for your home, bringing temperatures up too quickly. We hope that this is not the case, though, as there is no real fix other than replacing the system. It may also be the result of a failing run capacitor, which helps to regulate current in the motor, or even a faulty thermostat. Those are certainly issues that repair services can resolve.
If you don’t think that short cycling sounds like that serious of a problem, think again. The constant starting and stopping can put seriously excessive wear and tear on your system, which increases the risk of operational problems developing. Not only that, but your system requires more power to get going than it does to run on a normal cycle. This means that short cycling can drive up your energy costs as well.
Contact Goettl Air Conditioning to schedule any air conditioning repairs that you may need.