Jun
2020

What Causes a Condensing Unit Cycle on and Off?

What causes a condensing unit to cycle on and off? What is the cause of the automatic shut off that occurs on a lot of your equipment? Many people think that this is a simple fact, but the truth is, there are a number of things going on in a refrigeration system that can cause this to happen. If you want to know what you can do to prevent the same thing from happening to your equipment, you will want to pay close attention to this article. In this article I will go over the causes of the condensing unit to cycle on and off. After reading this article, you should be able to determine the cause of the cycle and work to correct it to avoid any future problem with your equipment.

The first thing that causes the cycle to occur is the actual cycle itself. The opening and closing of a door or other outlet will cause a significant amount of heat to pass through the unit. This heat will cause condensation to form. What you want to do is make sure that the doors and outlets are all working properly, which they should be if you are keeping up with your equipment. Also, the thermostat should be functioning properly, if not, the cycle will occur. Another common reason for the cycle to occur is the condensing unit not being fully collapsed.

The other cause of the cycle is mechanical problems. In this case, the cycle is caused by the pump simply moving too fast or slow. If the pump is moving too fast, the heating cycle will occur sooner than if the pump was moving slowly. If the pump is moving slowly, you will not see condensation on the floor. You can also use a pump that is rated for low temperatures to prevent the unit from turning on or off.