One of the most common, and unfortunately one of the most damaging, problems an air conditioner can experience is a condition called short-cycling. Short-cycling is both the symptom of a problem and a problem in itself. In some cases, a few simple adjustments from your HVAC pro can fix this issue. But in many cases, the root cause is serious and requires a bit more than just that.
And unless the short-cycling is stopped, it will lead to the premature breakdown of your air conditioner, prompting you to have to replace it much sooner than you planned. Plus, until that point, your air conditioner will have wasted a whole lot of energy and money.