Benefits of Calling an A/C Repair Company if the Capacitor on an AC System is Not Working

by | Jun 29, 2015 | Air Conditioning

One of the most difficult issues a homeowner may have to deal with during summer weather can be an air conditioner that has stopped working. When this happens, it can cause comfort issues for those in the home. Because of this, most homeowners will need to make contacting an A/C Repair service their number one priority.

A technician from a service company frequently will be able to make a guess as to the issue with the unit just by hearing how it is acting. However, most repair persons will conduct a thorough inspection of the unit to make sure they have correctly determined the problem. They also will look to make sure there are no other issues that need to be dealt with.

Many times the cause of an air conditioner not working is the A/C capacitor. This unit on the system helps in starting the motor systems on the unit. Once they are started, the capacitor is needed to help keep them running. It does this by storing electricity so the motor has power at all times. If this unit is not functioning correctly, the unit may not be able to start or continue running.

Many times, this unit will become heated when it is running. This, combined with high temperatures, can cause the fuses in the unit to be blown. When this occurs the unit may run, but it will not have enough power to cause the fan to move. This generally means the unit will make a humming noise, but the fan will remain stationary.

Sometimes, a homeowner can use a long stick to help move the fan to get it running. While this can be a temporary fix, it is generally best to contact an A/C Repair service company to come out and evaluate the problem. A technician will be able to determine if the unit is the problem and replace it if necessary. This is generally the best way to have the unit fixed so it works now and in the future as well.

If you are experiencing issues with your AC system, contacting a professional is the best way to have the situation evaluated and corrected. For more information, please contact Palm Harbor Heating & Air Conditioning.

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