Even lights would rather stay on than off and on. I used to be an electrician and worked in a hospital for 9 years. The fluorescent lights in the stairwells almost never burn out, they get dimmer and dimmer but stay lit. Off and on burns them out much quicker than leaving them on. Heating and cooling expansion and contraction does damage to the elements and burns them out, it's the same for all electrical appliancesYes sir, I have not done any research on constant upstart and shutdown on equipment, yet.
That makes sense with compressors and bigger equipment.