Steps to Take When Your AC Won’t Turn Off

May 23, 2019

Summer temperatures in Beaumont can easily soar above 90 degrees. In the extreme heat, we rely on our air conditioners to cool our homes and keep them comfortable through the day. Their hard work during the summer months causes strain on residential air conditioners that sometimes leads to malfunctions and breakdowns. One common complaint our technicians at Reed Service Company hear from homeowners is that their AC won’t turn off. If this sounds like your unit, try the tips we’ve laid out here to fix the issue.

Check the Thermostat

Sometimes getting your AC to shut off is as simple as checking the thermostat. If the thermostat was mistakenly set incorrectly or the batteries died, the result could be your AC running continuously. To fix thermostat issues, change the batteries to a fresh pair and reset your AC to room temperature. If your AC continues to run, the problem isn’t with the thermostat.

Clean the Condenser Unit

Air conditioners are complex machines filled with many moving parts. The condenser unit is a series of coils that can become choked with dust and dirt over time, and that could cause your AC to run less efficiently. In fact, your equipment may have to run around the clock to keep your home at the desired temperature. Give the coils a thorough cleaning to see if that resolves the problem.

Conduct AC Maintenance

If resetting the thermostat and cleaning the condenser unit doesn’t work, then your AC may need to be looked at by a technician experienced with AC troubleshooting and repair. Not only can we fix the problem, but we can also do routine maintenance to ensure your AC runs at peak performance in the future. We’ll thoroughly clean the equipment, see that all electrical connections are in place and check that no components are burned out or broken.

If you’ve tried our simple suggestions and your AC still won’t turn off, don’t panic. Our courteous, NATE-certified technicians at Reed Service Company in Beaumont are ready to step in and fix the problem. We’ve provided top-notch heating and air conditioning service to residents of this area since 1974. That’s over 40 years of successfully completed installations, repairs, replacements, and maintenance. We’ll keep your AC running at peak-performance all summer long. Call us today.