What can I do about my air conditioner shutting off and on frequently?

If your air conditioner is shutting off and on frequently, this is most likely due to short cycling. That means that your system is turning off and on again too often and not allowing your home to reach the temperature you set on the thermostat. When your AC malfunctions this way, it’s not only frustrating, it’s inefficient too!

There are three main reasons why your air conditioner is shutting off frequently, including:

  1. Problems with your compressor
  2. Low or unbalanced refrigerant charge
  3. Frozen evaporator coils

Any of the above can lead to your air conditioner short cycling, and all of them are cause for concern. Schedule an appointment with a trained HVAC professional from Rick’s Heating & Cooling right away if you’re noticing any of these problems or if your air conditioner is shutting off and on all the time.  It’s important to have these issues dealt with as soon as possible so that you’re not wasting time, money, and energy worrying about your inefficient AC—and you can get back to enjoying a cool, comfortable home.

If you need AC repair in Cincinnati or you’d like to learn more about why your air conditioner shuts off and on, contact Rick’s Heating & Cooling at 513-899-6005!