When your air conditioner seems to be losing power, the circuit breaker trips or the fuse burns out frequently, your system has some kind of electrical problem. There are a number of different electrical problems that can occur with your air conditioner. When an air conditioner develops an electrical problem, some of these problems may need the aid of a professional HVAC technician to repair. Air Supply Heating & Air Conditioning will share how to trouble shooting some of the basic electrical problems and when it is time to contact a professional HVAC technician.
How Do You Troubleshoot an AC Circuit?
When the air conditioner suddenly stops working, your first step is to go check the circuit breaker or fuse. If the breaker tripped or perhaps a fuse blew out, simply replace the fuse or reset the breaker. If the fuse blows out again or the breaker frequently trips, your air conditioner for some reason is pulling too much electricity, which will cause the fuse to blow or the breaker to trip. If this is the case, it is best to have your air conditioner system inspected by an HVAC professional to determine why the air conditioner is pulling so much electricity.
Bad AC Electrical Connections
When the power to the air conditioner appears to be unstable or has been lost and the breaker did not trip, your air conditioner may have a loose electrical connection. There are a number of wires that connect the various components and electrical system together. Sometimes the connection of this wiring can become loose of even disconnected. The wiring should be checked for loose or separated connections, and if found, reconnect properly. The wiring should be checked and repaired by a licensed HVAC technician.
AC Compressor Failure
Sometimes the air conditioner will pull a lot of electricity when the compressor begins to fail or develops a problem. The compressor will even overheat which will force the air conditioner to turn off. At times the compressor can be repaired, but most problems will require the compressor to be replaced. The compressor may even need its relays replaced if the compressor isn’t receiving power.
Damaged AC Wiring
The wiring throughout the cooling system can become damaged, degraded or frayed. This can be an easy problem to troubleshoot as you can often see the damage to the wiring. Replacing all of the wring inside the air conditioner is not a simple task. When the wiring is damaged, it will need to be replaced. Exposed wiring can lead to a number of problems and some of them even hazardous. Damaged wiring can even lead to increased energy usage which can be seen on your power bill. If your air conditioner isn’t running very stable and you have a high power bill, you will want to have your air conditioner inspected and repaired.
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When the air conditioner is running oddly or has lost power to the cooling system, you will need to have the air conditioner checked by a licensed HVAC technician. If you need HVAC services, contact Air Supply Heating & Air Conditioning and schedule our services today.