If your air conditioning system seems like it’s working overtime this summer, you’re probably right. Hot summer temperatures may be the reason for your Barstow, California, HVAC unit to seemingly run all the time. After all, it’s got to work harder to dehumidify your home and keep inside temperatures at the set level.

But if your system is constantly running but not cooling off your home, something may be wrong. Here’s why your air conditioning system constantly runs.

Dirty Evaporator or Condenser Coils

When your HVAC unit’s inside coils are dirty, it’s harder for the refrigerant to absorb the air’s heat. And when the exterior coils are dirty, the refrigerant can’t adequately release heat. In both cases, your HVAC system continuously runs as it tries to cool the air. To remedy the problem, have an HVAC expert clean both sets of coils.

Low Refrigerant

If your system is low on refrigerant, it will have trouble reaching the desired temperature. But it keeps trying, resulting in an always-running system. If the system is running but the air temperature doesn’t get cooler, you may have a refrigerant leak. An HVAC professional can determine the location of the leak, repair it, and add refrigerant to get the system back up and running.

Dirty Air Filters

If your HVAC system’s air filters become clogged with dirt, the system must work harder to pull air through. And if air can’t flow over the coils, the system can’t remove the humidity and cool the air. But it keeps running and trying to reach the set temperature. Make sure you’re changing the filters regularly to avoid buildup.

While many of these issues can be prevented with regular maintenance, it’s nice to have a trusted professional in your corner when unexpected problems happen. Our professionals at Clemmer Services Heating & Air Conditioning are always available to help you repair your HVAC unit and get it running smoothly. Call us at 760-208-4930 to schedule an appointment today.

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