AC Issues That Commonly Occur in Chandler:
A common issue that we manage at Emergency Air Heating Cooling & Plumbing is a malfunctioning capacitor. The capacitor is a part inside of the air conditioning unit that is in charge of storing all extra energy inside of your AC system. Other parts, such as the compressor motor and the condenser fan motor rely on this excess energy to start up. All of these elements must operate correctly for your air conditioning unit to work. Without the proper storage of energy in the capacitor, all of these parts will be useless.
To tell whether this is the problem, there are signs that you can identify in your air conditioner. The first of these signs is the age of your AC unit. If your air conditioning unit is older than 5 to 7 years, you should have replaced the capacitor already. If you have not had the capacitor replaced in this timeline, this could certainly be the cause of your AC issues. By checking the capacitor fan and the condenser fan motor to see if they are still turning, you can identify this age issue. The next sign that your capacitor is acting up is if it has swollen into the shape of a mushroom. Seeing a bulge where the capacitor should be is a tell-tale sign that it needs to be replaced. If this occurs, call Emergency Air Heating Cooling & Plumbing for a same-day appointment to replace your capacitor fast.
Your air conditioning unit may also be having issues with its contractor. The contractor is the primary element of the AC system that controls when it is turned on and off. Therefore, this plays a key role in keeping your home at the temperature of your liking. When you wish to cool down your home, you will use this switch. This switch powers up both the compressor and the condenser fan motor, which start up the entire AC system.
Both of these parts are essential for the proper functioning of your AC and are entirely reliant on the contractor. If the contractor malfunctions you will not be able to control your home’s temperature, resulting in major discomfort and stress. To prevent this from occurring, make sure you are in touch with an air conditioning expert that will take the proper precautions when repairing the contractor. Call Emergency Air Heating Cooling & Plumbing for more details on this common issue.
The Condenser Fan Motor
If you are having trouble with your air conditioning unit, you may want to check the condenser fan motor. This motor is commonly the culprit of AC unit malfunctions. The Condenser Fan Motor is a tool that pushes out unwanted hot air that has been gathered from the inside of your home. Where the problem occurs in the condenser fan motor if grease builds up along the motor’s shaft. By checking along the side of the AC unit you will be able to identify whether this is the cause of your issue. When the condenser fan motor leaks grease into the AC system, the outside will have rust stains.
If this problem is occurring your entire air conditioning unit could be in peril. When left unrepaired the condenser fan motor is not doing its job to cool down the air conditioner. If the heat is not expelled by the condenser fan motor, it builds up inside of the unit. Such a malfunction can cause heat to expand inside and the unit can overheat and break completely. Destroying the entire system could be a huge financial burden, as air conditioning units are not cheap to replace.
If you happen to be experiencing a problem with the condenser fan motor, we do not recommend attempting to fix it on your own. The condenser fan motor likely needs to be replaced and requires special tools to do so. At Emergency Air Heating Cooling & Plumbing, our technicians have all of the skills and tools necessary to repair this tool the right way. Call us and schedule a same-day appointment so that we can fix it fast.