What To Do When Your A/C Keeps Running

What To Do When Your A/C Keeps Running

In the long days of summer, a running air conditioner is a good thing! But what if it’s still running even when you’ve already turned it off? Though this may not seem like a big deal, it can actually be a sign of one of several problems. In this post, we’ll examine what it means to have a constantly running a/c, why it’s a bad thing, and what you can do to fix it.


Extreme Heat

Here in the Kerrville area, we’re likely to get a heatwave or two every summer that includes several days in a row of high temperatures well into the high 90s. When that happens, it can be super hard on your HVAC system. It’s quite possible that the system won’t be able to make the temperature in your home drop to the thermostat setting – so it will keep running indefinitely.

Leave the blinds closed during the day, or even better, invest in blackout curtains. Keeping the sunlight out will help keep your home cool and make things a little easier on your A/C.

Broken Thermostat

The purpose of a thermostat is to allow a user to select their desired temperature, then turn the HVAC off and on accordingly to meet that temperature. If the thermostat is broken and not working properly, this can be a major issue.

An operating thermostat is critical to the proper operation of your system – and worth getting fixed if there’s a problem. In some cases, this can be as simple as changing out the batteries!


The thermostat and A/C are connected by a set of wires. As with other electrical equipment, these wires will wear over time or can be damaged, causing a reduction in permanence. If your A/C seems to have a mind of its own, bad wiring may be the culprit. Be sure to have a licensed electrician like those at The Bosworth Company check it out.


Having your A/C keep running after you’ve turned it off can be confusing. One way to make sure that doesn’t happen is by scheduling a Clean and Check with The Bosworth Company. Our technicians will check your entire system to make sure it’s ready for the long hot summer ahead. Make an appointment online, or call us today at (830) 428-2764. It’s Worth the Call. Always.