short cycling

May 22, 2018

How to Avoid Short Cycling

If your cooling system always starts up, runs for a brief time, then shuts off, you’re experiencing an issue known as “short cycling.” This situation can affect your comfort, energy bills and your HVAC equipment’s life expectancy, so it’s important to know how to avoid it. Why Cycle Duration Matters Normally, an air conditioner or heat pump cycles on, runs until the temperature setting on the thermostat is reached, then cycles off again. When the room temperature rises, the cycle […]