Summer days and cool, conditioned rooms go hand in hand. But have you ever noticed that your AC just won’t stop running even after your room has reached the desired temperature? We’ve been there and we’ve heard this concern from many homeowners.

Let’s dive deep into the top causes of why your AC keeps running after the temperature is reached.

1. Malfunctioning Thermostat

The first place we’d recommend you check is the thermostat. If it’s not reading the room’s temperature accurately, your AC might not get the signal to turn off.

Ensure it’s calibrated properly and, if it’s old, consider replacing it. We’ve found that a faulty thermostat is a common culprit behind this issue.

2. Oversized Air Conditioning Unit

Believe it or not, there’s such a thing as ‘too much power’ when it comes to AC units. If your AC is too large for the space, it’ll cool the room quickly, but it may not do a good job at removing humidity.

This makes the room feel colder than it actually is and can trick your system into running continuously. It’s crucial to ensure the AC unit is sized correctly for your space.

3. Dirty or Clogged Air Filter

When was the last time you checked or replaced the air filter in your AC unit? Dirty filters make it harder for the system to provide better air flow.

As a result, the AC has to work harder and longer to cool the room, even if the desired temperature is already achieved. We always recommend checking and, if necessary, replacing your air filters every 1-3 months.

4. Refrigerant Issues

The refrigerant is the lifeblood of the air conditioner. It’s what cools the air inside your home. If the refrigerant levels are low or there’s a leak, the system can struggle to reach and maintain the set temperature, causing it to run continuously.

We suggest having a professional check the refrigerant levels in your unit.

5. Compromised Ductwork

Faulty or leaking ducts can let cool air escape before it reaches your living spaces. Consequently, the air conditioning system keeps running because it falsely believes that the room hasn’t reached the desired temperature.

It’s a good idea for us to periodically inspect our ductwork to ensure it’s in prime condition.

6. Old or Aging Unit

Like all machinery, air conditioning units aren’t designed to last forever. An old unit that’s nearing the end of its life cycle may struggle with efficiency and run continuously to meet demands.

If your unit is over 10-15 years old, it might be time to consider a replacement. Be sure to change both the indoor and outdoor unit in order to maximize the benefits of a new AC system.

7. Incorrect Fan Settings

Many homeowners overlook the fan settings on their thermostats. Sometimes it’s only the system fan running and not the air conditioner, even though the fan’s operation makes it sound as if the cooling system is fully on.

Adjusting the fan speed can solve the problem. A layer of grime on the fan blades can also slow it down, so again it may just need a good cleaning.

8. Frozen Evaporator Coils

If your unit is blowing warm air from the supply vents in addition to running constantly, you may have a frozen evaporator coil. When the coil freezes, it obstructs the heat exchange process and prevents the AC from properly cooling the air.

To address this issue, it’s important first to turn off the AC and allow the coils to thaw. Once thawed, check for any underlying problems that may have caused the freezing, such as a dirty air filter or restricted airflow. It’s best to consult a professional technician to diagnose and repair any potential refrigerant leaks or other problems with the coil.

Understanding why your AC keeps running after the temperature is reached is the first step in troubleshooting and resolving the issue. Always consult with a professional to ensure the longevity and optimal performance of your cooling system.

Introducing Our Premier AC Services: Ensuring Your Comfort 24/7

At Fire & Ice Heating and Air LLC, we understand the importance of keeping your AC in prime condition. Our team of experienced technicians is here to help you address any issues you may be experiencing with your cooling system.

As experts in the field with years of hands-on experience, we recognize this essential need and are committed to ensuring that your AC runs optimally around the clock. Our suite of premier services is designed to cater to all your cooling needs.

Top-Quality Installations

  • Customized Recommendations: No two homes are identical. Our seasoned experts evaluate your space to recommend the most efficient AC system tailored to your needs.
  • Expert Installations: The efficiency and longevity of an AC system rely heavily on the quality of its installation. Our technicians are rigorously trained to install systems seamlessly.

Maintenance to Ensure Peak Performance

  • Scheduled Maintenance Plans: Just like any machine, AC units require regular upkeep. Our maintenance plans are designed to spot and address potential problems, ensuring your unit runs efficiently and saves you money in the long run.
  • Filter Replacements: A simple yet crucial task. We ensure that your air remains clean and allergen-free with timely filter checks and replacements.

Prompt Repairs, Anytime You Need

  • 24/7 Service: Emergencies can happen at any time. We’re available round the clock, ensuring that your cooling needs are addressed promptly.
  • Certified Technicians: Our repair technicians undergo continuous training, staying updated with the latest in AC technology and repair techniques.
  • Transparent Pricing: We believe in transparency. No hidden charges, no surprise bills. Just honest work at honest prices.

Why Choose Our Services?

  • Experience & Expertise

Our legacy in the AC service industry stands as a testament to our commitment to quality and customer satisfaction. We don’t just fix ACs; we ensure a comfortable living experience.

  • Comprehensive Service Guarantee

We take pride in our work. If you’re not satisfied, neither are we. Our comprehensive service guarantee ensures that you get nothing but the best.

  • Eco-Friendly Solutions

As responsible industry leaders, we recognize our duty toward the environment. Our services and solutions are designed to be as eco-friendly as possible, ensuring that while you enjoy optimal temperatures, the earth remains cared for.

  • Friendly & Knowledgeable Staff

From the moment you reach out to us, be it for a query or a service request, you’ll experience our hallmark customer-centric approach. Our staff isn’t just technically skilled, but also trained in customer service to ensure a smooth and friendly interaction.

Let’s Build a Cooler Tomorrow, Together!

Your comfort is our mission. With our comprehensive range of AC services, our team at Fire & Ice Heating and Air LLC promises to keep your spaces cool, your air clean, and your energy bills low. As your trusted cooling partners, we’re just a call away.

Connect with us today and experience the difference of professional, top-tier AC services. Together, let’s ensure that every summer day is a breeze!