Some Electrical Repair Needs for an Air Conditioner

Air conditioners need electricity to operate, and like any other electrical appliance, problems can develop with the wiring and connections. It can be difficult to find exactly where an electrical problem may be in your system, which is why it’s recommended you hire a trained professional for your air conditioning repair in Fairview, TN, Nashville and the Middle Tennessee area. While no one wants to think about their AC cutting out in the middle of summer, it can happen. When it does, call the experts you can trust: Mid-State Air Conditioning, Heating & Plumbing.

AC – Common Electrical Problems

While you can experience electrical problems in a number of places in your AC, there are a few spots where they can occur more than others:

  • Motors – There are 3 individual motors in your air conditioning system: 2 fan motors (condenser fan and the blower) and the compressor motor. The wiring in a motor can fray, corrode and/or disconnect, which can impair its operation. In a compressor motor, a strong indication of a developing electrical problem is “hard starting”, which is a stutter before the motor turns over.
  • Failing capacitors – Capacitors are small components that store electricity to give an extra surge of power at start-up times. When capacitors malfunction or fail, they can bring your whole system to a stop.
  • Thermostat issues – They may be small, but thermostats control when your air conditioning turns on and off. If the wiring is dirty or corroded, it can wreak havoc on your system.
  • Broken relays – Relays help control the flow of electricity to different parts of you air conditioner, and when they get stuck, the electrical currents can become uneven and cause operational problems. A relay that is stuck open will stop a motor from running and a relay that is closed will allow a motor to run non-stop.

Be Safe and Efficient By Hiring a Professional

Unless you have a strong working knowledge of electrical components and how they work in an air conditioning system, it’s best to hire a professional to handle your air conditioning repair in Fairview or Nashville, TN. If you are experiencing electrical problems, call Mid-State Air Conditioning, Heating & Plumbing today and schedule an appointment with one of our trained technicians.

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