Here are some of the main issues that occur with ac units in Apache Junction and what to look out for.
If you need AC repair in Apache Junction due to your capacitor not working, Emergency Air Heating Cooling & Plumbing is the ideal solution to getting it solved quickly and effectively. The capacitor is part of the unit that stores extra electrical energy to help start the compressor and condenser fan motors. It is complex in the sense that it needs to have a certain range to function properly in microfarad (F).
When the capacitor starts to malfunction or not work properly there are some telltale signs. If your capacitor looks bulged out, that is a clear sign it is not working properly. Next, if the terminals and spade connectors are rusted. Lastly, if your capacitor is malfunctioning it could just be a cause of age and wear and tear. If you have had your capacitor for five to seven years and notice your air conditioner is not running right or the condenser fan motor or compressor is not turning on and warm air is only blowing, then it may be time for a new capacitor.
Another major problem that will need to be addressed is the contractor. It is the switch that turns the unit on and off so you can set the inside temperature in your house to your desired degree. If this switch is broken, either electrically or mechanically, you will not be able to have the temperature you want to live comfortably and stay cool.
The Condenser Fan Motor
The last thing you need to look out for is if the condenser fan motor is not working properly. It is typically the last thing that goes awry with an AC unit. Firstly, it is important to know the condenser fan motor’s purpose. It helps remove the heat that is inside one’s house and blows it out of the unit. When grease gets around the shaft, it is a telltale sign something is wrong as grease should not be getting out. Also, if there are rust stains on the side of your unit, it can be a sign that it is heat damage from the unit losing grease and running too hot, causing the motor to be damaged inside.
So, if your condenser motor fan is not working correctly, then there will be no way for the heat from your home to be released, causing all the heat to build up inside the condenser. And if it is left unchecked, it can damage the compressor too. If you do not see your fan blades rotating when you take a look at your unit, then it is time to get it repaired. Thankfully Emergency Air Heating Cooling & Plumbing’s technicians are properly trained and experienced in all of these issues, and they can fix it properly the first time.