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3 Common Air Conditioning Problems You Should Know About

July 25, 2019

As the weather warms up here in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, having your air conditioner running in tiptop shape is essential. If your air conditioner suddenly goes out or begins to function poorly, your family will feel quite uncomfortable. One of the best ways to prevent your air conditioner from malfunctioning is with regular preventive maintenance. However, even with regular maintenance, sometimes things can go amiss. Let’s look at three common air conditioning problems and how to remedy them.

Bad Capacitor

The job of the capacitor is to send electrical impulses to the motor on your air conditioner. The start capacitor sends a jolt to give the motor an initial boost to turn on, and the run capacitor provides continuous electricity to the motor and the fans. If there is an issue with any of the capacitors, the AC won’t run. Our licensed technicians can test for a bad capacitor and replace it if needed.

Frozen Coils

The evaporator and condenser coils that are part of your air conditioning system need plenty of airflow to function properly. The coils help with the transfer of hot and cold air between the outside unit and the inside of your home. Dirty air filters, clogged ductwork and low refrigerant levels often cause the coils to freeze up. Once frozen, they can no longer carry out their job of exchanging hot and cold air.

Electrical Issues

If any of the electrical wires or components of the AC system begin to corrode or fray, they can short out and trip the circuit breakers. This will shut your air conditioner off. In addition, if the air conditioner is on an electrical system that also uses large appliances, the system can overload and trip the breaker. Never ignore issues with electrical wiring as shorts and faulty wiring have the potential to start a fire. Always consult with our technicians if you are having electrical problems.

If you have questions about air conditioning problems or need your air conditioner repaired, give Cape Fear Air Conditioning, Heating, & Electrical Company, Inc. a call at 919-246-5801 today.

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