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Air Conditioner Short-Cycling: What It Is, What Causes It?

One of the more common problems that air conditioning systems encounter is something called short-cycling. This is when the air conditioner starts up and runs for only a short time before shutting down, then turns on a brief time later, getting caught in a start-and-stop repetition. This is a serious problem for an air conditioner because it places immense strain on its components, particularly the compressor. The amount of energy that short-cycling drains will also result in a steep rise in bills. Because the AC wonbt be able to complete its full cooling cycle, it will also result in a poor distribution of cold air through the rooms.

Why Short-Cycling Occurs

There are a number of causes of short-cycling, ranging from problems that are easily corrected to ones that will require the entire air conditioner be replaced:

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