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Short Cycling: What it Means for Your AC

woman-with-fanIn our area, it is obviously incredibly important to have a great air conditioner that you can rely on in order to make it through the days not only comfortably, but safely as well. The heat is just too intense to take any chances with your air conditioner in Mesa,  AZ. Considering all of the hard work that your air conditioner has to do each and every day, it should really come as no surprise to hear that it may encounter operational problems at some point.

If and when you do run into trouble with your air conditioner, remember that it is always in your best interest to schedule prompt, professional air conditioning repairs. The longer that you wait to have your system professionally repaired, the worse off it is likely to be. Never assume that you should just wait for the system to break down entirely before you bother to have it repaired.  That will only lead to greater inconvenience.

What Is Short Cycling?

Short cycling is a situation in which your air conditioning system comes on, runs only for a short time, and cycles back down again, only to start back up and do the same. This is not the way that an AC is designed to operate. When functioning properly, your air conditioner should instead run in a complete cooling cycle, consistently.

Why Does This Happen?

There are a few reasons why an air conditioning system may short cycle, and they vary in degrees of seriousness. First and foremost, your air conditioner may actually be too big for your home. If it has always short cycled, it may just be bringing down the temperature too quickly. That may not sound that bad, but the problems discussed in the following section will help you to understand why it is undesirable.

If your air conditioner has only recently started short cycling, then it is possible that you just have a very dirty air filter in place. This can really reduce airflow throughout the system, which in turn can lead to the system overheating as it tries to cool the air. It can then shut down as a method of self-preservation.

More serious is the potential for refrigerant leaks. If your air conditioner is leaking refrigerant, then it is not going to be able to remove heat from the air passing over the evaporator successfully. Again, this can lead to overheating — but over time, can also lead to the complete failure of your system.

Why Is It a Problem?

In addition to the long term effects that something like a refrigerant leak can have on an AC, the issue of short cycling itself has a number of consequences. Your home is not going to be as comfortable as it would with a properly functioning system. The wear and tear on the system makes the risk of repair needs much more likely. And, because starting up requires more energy than running consistently, you’ll probably see energy costs rise even as performance and comfort plummet. Let Goettl Air Conditioning Phoenix fix the problem for you.

G-O-E-T-T-L it’ll keep you cool but it’s hard to spell.

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What Our Customers Say About Us

Lynnie MichelleLynnie Michelle
17:38 01 Mar 24
Great service from Rudy and Chris
Chris SummerlinChris Summerlin
02:58 01 Mar 24
Peter was very professional and caring throughout the inspection.
Miguel BedollaMiguel Bedolla
00:53 01 Mar 24
Mr. Farias taught me a lot about the water system in my house and prepared the ground for Mr. Dado to come and fix everything. He was always very honest and delightful. I actually enjoyed his visit.
Wyatt M.Wyatt M.
23:39 29 Feb 24
First rate service, Josh was a perfect professional and worked his tail off.
Michelle WoodallMichelle Woodall
23:37 29 Feb 24
My technician Jorge (George) Gutierrez was out today performing the a/c system check. He did a fabulous job and identified significant issues and concerns for the longevity of my current 12 year old system. He was very knowledgeable and helpful on what my options are and in the end I’ll be getting a new system instead of worrying about the current system failing in our extremely hot temperatures. He was very respectful of my home and my dog was ecstatic to meet him.
Linda LuduenaLinda Luduena
17:35 28 Feb 24
Frank identified the need for new faucets in the master bath and discussed my preferences. The type of faucet being replaced is no longer available (mini wide spread) so he had to do some research to come up with a solution. Had to be ordered, not surprisingly, and we appreciate his conscientious performance.
Nicole DrummNicole Drumm
17:31 28 Feb 24
Jehad was polite and respectful in my home. He completed the job timely and professionally. Highly recommend.
Paul FrenchPaul French
15:37 28 Feb 24
Jehad did a great job with the AC tune-up, and it was all free due to my past services with them!
Calvin ThompsonCalvin Thompson
03:13 28 Feb 24
This was my first service with this company and it was a pleasant one. The technicians were professional and polite and quickly resolved a minor scheduling conflict. Interaction with a sales manager for a quote on needed equipment was equally pleasant.
Darren HarvickDarren Harvick
17:12 19 Feb 24
Nacho, Mike, and Ernesto did a wonderful job on our unit. Professional and courteous!
Christopher SmartChristopher Smart
16:23 19 Feb 24
Peter came out to check over our system. He was very thorough and knowledgeable. Would highly recommend.
Juan CalderonJuan Calderon
00:35 19 Feb 24
Billy was attentive, knowledgeable and friendly. He was awesome!
Christopher GonzalezChristopher Gonzalez
00:23 19 Feb 24
Roy Adame did my AC furnace tune up that is part of my Goettl Sadie membership. He did a great job in explaining what he was doing and checking for. He gave me his expertise recommendation and advice on what to do to have my AC furnace and compressor running better, smoother, and to give off better quality air flow throughout my house. Thank You Roy !
Melinda MoralesMelinda Morales
00:07 19 Feb 24
Joseph was very friendly and professional. He did an awesome job installing our bathroom faucet.
Jessica TurnerJessica Turner
16:59 11 Feb 24
Plumber Joshua Lopez was AWESOME!
Paul RenobatoPaul Renobato
16:18 11 Feb 24
Husam showed up today and provided great service!
wahleewoodwahleewood
02:32 11 Feb 24
Signed up for the Sadie membership as a a preventative measure to avoid bigger problems down the line. Had my appointment to check my system today and to my surprise the tech discovered a huge gash in my ductwork! Thankfully so because the ductwork up there is a very tight space which I could never squeeze myself into and would’ve gone unnoticed for who knows how long. Huge thank you to Technician Roy Adame for making the trip out on a Saturday afternoon, going the extra mile to fully inspect the system in a tight space, and fully explaining the possible causes of the damage and the impact it would on the system performance. 🙏🏼🤙🏼🫡👏🏼🙂
Melton CerritosMelton Cerritos
23:26 10 Feb 24
Peter was great. He was very thorough on explanation of the units and what needed to be done very grateful for his information.
Crepelandia 210Crepelandia 210
21:17 10 Feb 24
Carlos MacedoCarlos Macedo
17:45 02 Feb 24
Abdiel Chavez was our service technician today for Goettl. He was very thorough, knowledgeable and courteous and the work was done smoothly and in a timely manner. We enjoying meeting Abdiel and having him in our home.
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