If your AC is constantly running, it could be a sign of an issue with a thermostat setting or perhaps a problem with your AC. If you keep your AC constantly running by choice, such as for better indoor air quality, there are better and less expensive options for you. What follows are good reasons why you shouldn’t keep your AC constantly running and other alternatives to consider.
Higher Energy Bills
In the average home, the HVAC system accounts for nearly half of the energy used. That is an expensive appliance to operate! So, you want it to run as efficiently as possible to save energy. If you keep your AC constantly running, your energy bill is going to be sky high.
Other Problems with Having Your AC Constantly Running
There are other reasons that cause your AC to constantly run — and they’re not good. A dirty filter can decrease airflow enough to make your AC keep running. There could also be an electrical problem or a dirty coil problem with your AC, which your HVAC technician should inspect.
Why Is the AC Constantly Running?
The first thing to understand is the basics of how your central AC cools your home. You set your thermostat to “Cool” and set it to the temperature you want. When the temperature reading inside your home goes a few degrees above your desired temperature, the AC turns on and cools your home down.
There are also other settings on your thermostat for fan: “Auto” and “On.” If the fan is set to “On,” the AC fan will run 24/7, even though the AC won’t be cooling your home 24/7. Turn the fan to “Auto.” This will only run the fan when the AC is actually cooling your home.
If you run the fan constantly for better indoor air quality, consider using a whole-home air purifier instead. You will save energy, and the purifier will do a much better job of improving indoor air quality.If you think keeping your AC constantly running is a sign of bigger HVAC problems, please contact the pros at Mowery Heating, Cooling and Plumbing today.