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Your Guide to an Electrical Problem with Your AC

May 4, 2020

We’d be lying if we tried to say that an air conditioner isn’t a complex piece of electrical machinery. Homeowners often get mistaken, thinking these systems aren’t based on electrical systems that help it cycle cool air into their homes, and regardless of how well you know your electrical work—sometimes there can be something wrong with your AC that you just don’t know about.

Electrical problems can vary from faulty capacitors, to faulty wiring, to even something shorting on your own electrical grid, and most of the time it’s going to take a well-trained professional to safely locate the problem and correct it using the necessary parts and tools. Luckily, with our team, our motto is “quality work, exuberant service,” because that’s what we can provide when you need electrical AC repair in Belen, NM.

So, give us a call if you think your AC is suffering from the following problems.


The Most Common Electrical Issues

If you’re dealing with a malfunctioning air conditioner, it might not just be from one of the common issues we usually talk about. In fact, electrical issues are one of the harder issues to diagnose because they’re harder for homeowners to detect. We’re going to go over a few of the more common electrical issues and what they look like, in case you could use our help fixing them.

Frayed Wires

Wires run similarly to the veins in your body. In order for your air conditioning system to work, it requires electrical power to be funneled through it via wires. Over time, wires can fray, become corroded, or disconnect entirely from the point they’re supposed to be providing power to. This can completely shut down your air conditioner if you’re not careful, so if you start to notice reoccurring problems that look like they might be due to faulty wiring, give our team a call. These can be complicated to repair, and require a professional’s training and expertise in order to locate and fix the right wire.

Broken Capacitor

In order for your air conditioner and the various motors within it to operate, it requires the use of two capacitors, a start capacitor and a run capacitor. When the capacitor starts experiencing issues, your system could have trouble starting, or it could start experiencing frequent shutdowns and startups, which drain a lot of energy.

These capacitors should always be in working order, otherwise, you’re going to have trouble correctly cooling your home to the standards that are set on your thermostat.

Blown Fuse or Breaker

Sometimes the problem isn’t just inside your air conditioner, but rather in the electrical grid of your home instead. If a breaker is being tripped or a fuse is being blown, your air conditioner will shut off and have trouble working effectively.

Do you notice any other electrical problems occurring in your home? This could be a sign that the problem isn’t with the interior components of your system, but rather with your home’s electrical system instead. Perhaps it’s time for professional help to deal with this issue.

Call the experts at First Rate Plumbing Heating and Cooling Inc. Quality work, exuberant service.

Categories: Air Conditioning