How to Fix an AC That Won’t Turn Off

Usually, having an AC that runs is a good thing. However, when it never turns off, you can end up with a freezing cold home and excessive utility bills. If your AC unit will not stop running, then follow these tips to address the issue.

Look at Your Thermostat

The very first thing you should do is take a look at the thermostat. The problem might be as simple as a button that was accidentally pressed. To see if this is the issue, put your thermostat at a temperature above the current room temperature. Wait a moment to see if the system switches off.

Check Your Fan Limit Switch

This is another thing to consider before you assume your AC unit is broken. Most AC units will have a fan limit switch by the blower that is meant to let you run the fan without having to mess with the thermostat. Switch the fan limit to “auto” so it is not manually overriding the thermostat and continuing to blow all the time.

Clean Your Condenser

Sometimes, the problem is that your condenser is too dirty to disperse heat. Therefore, the AC runs without accomplishing anything. Cleaning the coils can be as simple as brushing down the outside of the exterior AC unit. Depending on your device, however, you might need to get it cleaned. At GVEC Air Conditioning and Heating, we provide this as part of our central Texas AC cleaning services.

Get Your AC Unit Maintained

If basic fixes are not affecting the AC unit, it may be a sign that something is wrong with the AC unit. Schedule a maintenance check to get a professional to look at your unit. This can let you know if there are problems such as burned electricals that could be impacting your unit.

Still having trouble with your AC?
GVEC Air Conditioning and Heating knows how to help. We have spent years fine-tuning our AC maintenance, repair, and installation skills, and our expert technicians are also great at maintaining and installing heating systems. Call us today to find out more. We serve customers in Gonzales, Schertz, Seguin, La Vernia, and Cuero

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