AC Short Cycling: Causes, Effects, & Solutions

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Air conditioning units can suffer from short cycling, where they rapidly turn on and off, disrupting efficiency and risking damage. Common causes include oversized units, clogged filters, frozen coils, low refrigerant levels, electrical issues, and thermostat misplacement. Professional maintenance is essential for early detection and resolution, ensuring optimal performance and preventing costly repairs.

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Air Conditioner SEER Rating: What Does It Mean?

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The SEER rating of an air conditioner indicates its energy efficiency and cooling performance. A SEER above 14 is recommended, but finding the right rating involves factors like home size and energy needs. Mismatched cooling systems, whether oversized or undersized, can lead to inefficiency and discomfort. Professional HVAC guidance ensures optimal system performance.

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