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Common Electrical Problems with an Air Conditioner

Your air conditioner is a complex electro-mechanical device, so it’s not uncommon for electrical issues to develop with your system. What is important with any air conditioning repair in Gilbert is that you hire trained professionals to fix any problems. Goettl Good Guys Air Conditioning has been helping people with their air conditioner repairs since 1939. We’ve seen and dealt with every problem imaginable, so if you are having issues with your AC, call us today.

Common Electrical Problems

Here are some of the more common electrical problems the technicians at Goettl Good Guys Air Conditioning see:

Bad/Faulty Capacitors

There are 3 motors in your air conditioning system: 2 fan motors (condenser and indoor blower) and the compressor motor. Because your air conditioning system operates on an alternating current (AC), these motors need 2 capacitors – a start capacitor and a run capacitor – to help them to start up and maintain their electrical flow. When there are issues with either capacitor on any of the motors, you may see stuttering at start-up, problems with intermittent operation or a total breakdown of the motor.

Problems with Wiring

There are a lot of wires in your system. With regular wear and tear, these wires can fray, corrode or disconnect, which can cause problems with electrical flow and operation. Finding faulty wiring can be tricky, so it’s important to use a trained expert for repairs.

Issues with the Breaker

Your air conditioner draws enough power that it needs its own breaker in your home’s electrical box. Sometimes problems can develop with the breaker. Common problems are a faulty breaker, an undersized breaker or a loose breaker. Loose breakers can be tightened, but undersized or faulty breakers will need to be replaced.

Electrical issues with your AC are important to repair, but should only be done by someone who has the expertise and knowledge to do so.

If you are experiencing problems and need air conditioning repair in Gilbert, call Goettl Good Guys Air Conditioning today and schedule an appointment with one of our certified technicians.

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