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Reasons Why Your Air Conditioner Turns Off On Its Own

When your air conditioner continually shuts off before reaching the temperature you have set on the thermostat, it is irritating, costly and inefficient. 
The problem is caused by premature termination of the AC’s cooling cycle or short cycling. Short cycling leads to consumption of more power and leads to additional wear and tear that brings the need to address the reasons behind it and have it fixed promptly. Below are the common reasons why your AC turns off on its own. 

Dirty Air Filter

A dirty air filter could be the reason behind your AC turning off on its own. This is because dirt in the air filter limits airflow into the AC, leading to a freeze up of the evaporator. Therefore, if you notice that your air filter is dirty, you need to have it replaced periodically. 

Clogged Condensate Lines

At times, debris enters the condensate pipe and creates a clog. This leads to drainage into the drain pan and when the water reaches a certain level, it can trigger a switch that shuts off your AC. 

You can try clearing the indoor unit yourself or contact our professionals to assist in cleaning the condensate pipe of your AC. 

Frosty Coils

Any airflow issue in the air handler can lead to a buildup on your evaporator coils, making your air conditioner turn off on its own. 
Changing air filters periodically can help in eliminating this issue.

If you have trouble remembering when it is time to change the air filters in your AC, you can sign up for our reminders, and you will receive a friendly email notifying you when it is time. 

If your air conditioner turns off on its own or is experiencing any other issue that is negatively affecting your comfort, contact us for professional service and repairs.