What It Might Mean When Your Air Conditioning Unit Is Turning On and Off

SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA — Chances are you won’t think too much about your heating and cooling system until you notice something wrong with it. One of the problems that we get calls about is the unit turning on, running for a short period of time and turning off again — over and over again.

“When an air conditioning system is rapidly starting and stopping, it’s called short cycling,” says Gabriel Carini, the founder and owner of our San Diego air conditioning and heating company. “It’s a problem because it shortens the overall life of your HVAC system and can drive up your energy costs.” Read more