Casa Grande Residents Often Face These A/C Issues:
An issue with the capacitor of an air conditioning unit can be very serious. The capacitor stores any extra electronic energy that is within your air conditioner. Other parts like the compressor motor and the condenser fan motor use this excess energy to get started up. One key element of the capacitor is that it must remain in a specific range to function efficiently. If it were to fall outside of this range, major problems can arise.
To know if this issue is occurring with your air conditioning unit, it is important to check for tell-tale signs that point to a capacitor malfunction. First, if your capacitor has bulged out, it is likely experiencing some kind of problem. To check for this, the inside may have expanded and taken a mushroom-like shape. Second, the age of your air conditioning unit is another sign. Typically, a capacitor has a lifespan of 5 to 7 years. If your a/c unit is older than this and you have not replaced the capacitor this could be the cause of your problem. Checking if the capacitor or condenser fan still turns on with your a/c will help you to determine whether this is the issue.
The Contractor is a part of the air conditioning system that turns the entire unit on and off. This switch is subject to a malfunction that can cause major problems. Homeowners use the contractor to keep their homes at their desired temperature. When you wish to cool your home down, you turn on the contractor which fires up the compressor. The compressor is powered by the condenser fan motor.
If there is any issue with the contractor, none of these elements can perform. Therefore, a broken contractor means that you can no longer control the temperature inside your home. To properly address this problem, contact a professional a/c company like Emergency Air Heating Cooling & Plumbing. Our company can immediately fix this issue and save you from serious discomfort in your home.
The Condenser Fan Motor
If your condenser fan motor fails, malfunctions in your air conditioning unit are inevitable. This motor takes all of the hot air that has been collected from the inside of your home and pushes it out. Condenser fan motors can fail for several reasons. One of these is the buildup of grease around the shaft of the motor. Checking the outside of your air conditioning unit will usually indicate whether this is the issue. Any stains created by grease or rust on the outside of your unit should not be there and are a sign that something is wrong.
If your condenser fan motor is experiencing these issues, damage can occur to the rest of the a/c unit if left unaddressed. Heat can become trapped inside of the unit, as it is the condenser fan motor’s responsibility to push it out. Without this motor functioning properly, the pressure from built-up heat will surely damage the entire a/c system. This is a major issue because air conditioning replacement is much pricier than repairs. To prevent this, turn the a/c unit off at any site of these issues and contact an experienced air conditioning technician as soon as possible.
We stress the importance of contacting a professional as replacing a condenser fan motor is not an easy job. The motor requires special tools to be replaced and expertise to properly execute it. If you were to attempt this replacement on your own there is a possibility that your a/c unit could be seriously damaged. Give us a call at Emergency Air Heating Cooling & Plumbing and we will ensure that it is fixed the right way.