As an electro-mechanical device, your air conditioner will most likely experience electrical problems at some point. Electrical problems can be complex, and electrical repair for your air conditioning system should only be handled by a trained professional. There are a number of ways your system can indicate there is an existing electrical problem, and some electrical problems are more common than others. The technicians at AZ Air Conditioning and Heating have experience with every kind of air conditioning repair, so if you are experiencing problems with your AC, call us today!
Signs of Possible Electrical Problems
Here are some common signs that can indicate the need for electrical repair:
Buzzing, popping and cracking are all sounds that can be indicative of an electrical problem. While it may be tempting to see for yourself what the problem is, it is best to leave that to your technician. If you hear these sounds, turn off your system and make an appointment for repair.
Some electrical problems can cause overheating, which can melt the plastic surrounding the wires. If you smell burning, turn your system off immediately and call for assistance.
When wiring frays or corrodes, it can cause surges in the electrical flow, which can cause a component to run erratically. The wiring in your system is complex, so it’s important to allow a trained technician to determine exactly where the problem is.
Common Electrical Problems
- Wiring issues – as mentioned above, wires can fray, corrode or disconnect, which can slow or completely stop the electricity in a certain part of your system.
- Capacitor issues – there are two commonly-used capacitors in your AC system: a start capacitor, which supplies the boost to the motors in your system at the start of a cycle, and a run capacitor, which are needed to keep the electricity in the motors flowing evenly. When either of these capacitors has a problem, it can affect the operation of the motor and your system.
- Tripping circuit breaker – your air conditioner likely has its own circuit breaker in your electrical box. Sometimes this breaker can trip, causing the system to shut down. Breakers trip as a safety precaution, so you should never force a breaker back on. Instead, call for your technician, who can determine the cause.
Electrical problems can be complicated, and attempting to repair them yourself can be dangerous. If you are experiencing electrical problems, call AZ Air Conditioning today and schedule air conditioning repair service in Los Angeles.