Your central air conditioning unit relies on a steady supply of power to maintain a comfortable temperature level in your home. Most HVAC problems can be traced back to equipment issues. This is the main reason why homeowners often don’t consider electrical issues when trying to figure out what’s wrong with their heating and cooling systems.
It’s important to familiarize yourself with a few common electrical causes that may be behind your HVAC problems. This way, you’ll know whether to call your local HVAC technician or your local electrician. Here our experts at M&M Heating & Air Conditioning go over a few of the most common electrical issues that can affect your HVAC system.
Tripped circuit breakers. Circuit breakers are designed to cut power during spikes in electrical consumption or supply. When your heating and AC units suddenly stop working, the problem may not be with the HVAC system itself, but rather its power source. Check your circuit breaker, or for older homes, the fuse boxes, to see if this is actually the cause of your problem.
Poor connections and wiring. It may not seem like it, but bad wiring connections are actually the best-case scenario in the event of an AC system failure. If this is the issue, all your HVAC technician will likely have to do is tune up your system and tighten any loose connections to get your unit running once more.
The capacitors need replaced. Whenever you power up or down your heating and air conditioning systems, start and stop capacitors release their stored energy to jump-start the operation. Like most other components in your HVAC system, these capacitors can be vulnerable to wear and tear, and their effectiveness will wane over time. If this is the case, you can contact your local technician to replace the affected parts and fix the problem.
Regular HVAC Maintenance From Your Trusted HVAC Professionals
Plenty of HVAC problems, even those caused by electrical issues, can be prevented with regular maintenance. Our professionals at M&M are your trusted local providers of reliable HVAC maintenance services. Give us a call at (209) 952-6580 or fill out our contact form to schedule a maintenance visit and request a free estimate today.