Well, it means your system is short-cycling, but is that a bad thing? Well, yes. There is never a circumstance in which short-cycling is normal. It’s a sign that your air conditioner is not functioning as it should be. In fact, it could mean that your cooling system is in need of major work. However, it’s not always indicative of a serious problem. So why worry about it?
Because, while your air conditioner might not break down entirely right away, and even if the issue is relatively simple to fix, continuing to run a short-cycling HVAC system is going to negatively impact that system and you in a number of ways! We really can’t stress this enough—no problem, minor or not, should be ignored. Keep reading to learn more about what causes this symptom, and the toll that short-cycling takes on your system.