Short cycling can happen with your air conditioning or heat pump system. Your air conditioning or heat pump systems have built in operations which enable them to turn on and off as required to meet your needs. These meet normal cycling. When your system short cycles it cannot meet your cooling and dehumidifying requirements.
Your system is short cycling if it is turning on and off too often and not completing it’s normal cycles. This causes your system to overwork and thus cause it to use more energy. This will cost you more in energy bills and can ultimately lead to it’s not functioning.
There are many reasons your system might short cycle. These are the most common reasons:
Proper Maintenance is the best solution for short cycling. A trained technician will test all your systems, analyze the results and make any necessary adjustments. This needs to be done every year- the Fall for your heating system and the Spring for your Air Conditioning system.
In conclusion, if you experience short cycling, check your air filters and change them. If that does not solve the problem, it is best to contact your professional HVAC company to prevent any further damage to your system. Air Doctor Heating and Air is here to assist you with any and all your HVAC needs.