On the hottest summer days in Stafford, TX, your home’s air conditioner will run seemingly nonstop. However, when the outside temperature cools in the evening, an AC system that runs nonstop is a cause for concern. These are some of the primary reasons your air conditioner is always running and what you can do about it:

Faulty Thermostat

Your thermostat is responsible for communicating with the HVAC system and for telling it when to run. Check to see if the batteries are dead and if the connector pads are clean. If these don’t appear to be the cause of your problem, replacing the entire thermostat may be necessary.

Filthy Air Filter

If a filthy air filter partially blocks the cooled air from your air conditioner, the system will run for a longer period to do its job. Remember to replace your air filter monthly when you run your system heavily in the summer months. As a result, you’ll also protect your indoor air quality.

Frozen Evaporator Coil

A frozen evaporator coil is a relatively common problem that requires professional attention. You can easily determine if this is the cause of your HVAC concerns by turning your equipment off for approximately an hour and allowing the coil to thaw before restarting the system. If you believe that you have a frozen equipment coil, contact our repair team for assistance.

Dirty Evaporator Coil

With regular use, the evaporator coil can become caked with dirt and debris. HVAC maintenance service scheduled each spring can reduce the likelihood of this problem. It may also remedy the situation that you’re dealing with today.

These are only a few of the reasons your AC system may be acting up. Contact Conditioned Air today for a professional AC system diagnosis and repair service. We’ll make sure your air conditioner operates at peak efficiency all summer.

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