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    Dec 12, 2016

    posted by: McCall's Supply, Inc.

    How Long Should My System Run in A Cycle?

    How Long Should My System Run in A Cycle?
    repairs> <p>If you're like a lot of people, every time you hear your HVAC cycle on or off, you may be wondering if that is a good thing or bad thing. As like with many things, the length of time your system should run in a cycle depends on several factors.</p> <h3>What Determines Cycle Length?</h3> <p>A cycle, when talking about your <a href=" />HVAC, is the time between when it turns on and turns off. There are a couple of things that determine just how long that cycle is. First, and most importantly is the temperature outside.

    When it is hotter outside, the cycle will be longer as it takes more effort for your HVAC to cool your home. While this may seem like a bad thing, it really isn't. By running longer cycles instead of turning on and off repeatedly, there is less wear on your system.

    Of course, the size of your unit will also play a factor in how long the cycle is as well. If your unit isn't the right size for your home, it may have to run longer to keep it cool. That's why it is important to make sure you have the right size HVAC for the size of your home.

    What if the Cycle is Long but the House isn't Cool?

    If your unit is running all of the time, instead of cycling on and off, but your home is still too warm or your home never reaches the temperature on your thermostat, then there may be an issue and you may want to have a professional take a look.

    Connect with McCall's Supply, Inc. for Your HVAC Needs

    If you have questions about your HVAC or think it is cycling too often, or not enough, give us a call at McCall's Supply, Inc. Our team of knowledgeable and friendly professionals is here to help and answer any questions you may have, so don't wait. Contact the experts at McCall’s today!

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