From our observation, some of the most common AC issues have to do with the following:
The capacitor is in charge of storing all excess electronic energy within the AC system. This extra energy helps to jumpstart the compressor motor and the condenser fan motor. For the capacitor to function properly, the electronic energy has to stay in a certain range. If it falls outside of the ideal range, issues are likely to occur. Key signs will indicate whether your capacitor is operating efficiently. The first of these signs is the age of your air conditioning unit. If your air conditioner is over 5 to 7 years of age and you have not yet replaced the capacitor, it is time to do so.
Another sign that your capacitor is not working may be that the terminals and spade connectors are completely rusted and not making good contact. To check whether or not your AC has a capacitor problem, run it and observe if the capacitor or condenser fan turns on. If it is not, and warm air is blowing out, you’re most likely dealing with a capacitor problem. Capacitor issues are a relatively easy fix. Emergency Air Heating and Cooling offers quick and effective solutions to capacitor AC repair in Paradise Valley.
A common issue with air conditioning units is the contractor, which is a switch that turns the AC unit on and off. The contractor is in charge of maintaining a comfortable temperature in the room. When you turn on the AC and increase the thermostat, the compressor and the condenser fan motor are powered up. Contactors often fail due to electrical or mechanical issues, consequently causing the entire unit to malfunction. One way to tell if you’re dealing with a capacitor problem is by checking for signs of deterioration.
A damaged capacitor exhibits pitting, where the metals stick together due to extreme heat and voltage. Other causes of AC contactor malfunction are wire insulation breakdown and pests/debris that blocked electrical connection. An experienced technician can replace a worn-out or broken capacitor within an hour. If you think your AC might be experiencing a capacitor problem, ask the professionals at Emergency Air Heating and Cooling for help right away to prevent further damage to the unit.
The Condenser Fan Motor
The purpose of this motor is to expel all of the heat that your AC unit collects from inside your home. Most condenser fan motor problems are caused by grease build-up around the shaft. Seeing grease anywhere around the AC unit could mean you have a condenser fan motor problem on your hands. Without a properly working condenser fan motor, your air conditioner cannot effectively release the heat from your home. This will cause the heat to build up inside the condenser and can cause major damage to the entire AC unit. Left untreated, the issue can destroy your air conditioning system.
To identify a condenser fan motor problem, check your AC to see if the fan blades are rotating. If not, reach out to us at Emergency Air Heating and Cooling and we’ll take care of it for you! Emergency Air Heating and Cooling is made up of a team of certified and experienced HVAC professionals, dedicated to providing quality heating and cooling repair services in Paradise Valley and neighboring areas. Contact us to know more about our services and offers.