5 Electrical Issues That Can Happen To Your Residential HVAC

Friday, June 7th, 2019
residential heating and air services Texas Panhandle

You rely on your residential HVAC system to keep you cool all summer long. One way you can trust your system to do this is to maintain it regularly. But, you may still have issues with your HVAC even if you do some maintenance. Electrical issues are not something you may consider when it comes to your HVAC system, but they do happen. Here are some of the most common electrical problems you may see.

Circuit breaker problems

Sometimes when your air conditioner stops working, it is actually a tripped circuit breaker or a blown fuse. The issue is not always with the HVAC itself. But, if this issue happens often, your air conditioner may be pulling too much energy. A residential HVAC technician should take a look at your system in this case.

Bad connections

If some of the connections in your air conditioner are bad, it could be the best case scenario for you. Many times, an HVAC tech only needs to tighten these up and your air conditioner will run again. This can be done during regular maintenance or when it is needed throughout the year. However, sometimes issues with the electrical components can point to larger wiring issues.

Problems with the wiring

Residential HVAC systems contain many wiring systems, which can make it complicated to locate issues. Fraying, corrosion, and disconnection are just a few of the problems that can happen with the wires. If the flow of electricity is hindered, it can cause components in the system to work harder. This could result in breakdowns and other issues that are not considered electrical.

Capacitor problems

Start and run capacitors help start and help distribute the flow of electricity throughout your residential HVAC system. The motors start when the start capacitor turns them on while the run capacitor helps move the electricity through them. If there is an issue with the capacitors, they may need to be replaced. It best to have this done as soon as possible to prevent further problems.

Issues with the compressor

Compressors are one of the most expensive parts of your HVAC system. If the compressor motor is pulling too much (or too little) electricity, this can cause overheating and mechanical failures. If this component has failed, it may be more cost-efficient to have a new unit installed.

Residential HVAC services in the Texas Panhandle

If you think your HVAC system may be having electrical issues, contact a professional service company as soon as possible. They will be able to diagnose and repair your system, as well as offer regular maintenance for your air conditioner and furnace.

Allen’s Tri-State is experienced with installing, diagnosing, repairing, and maintaining HVAC systems throughout Amarillo and the Texas Panhandle. You can reach us at (806) 376-8345 or Send Us an email to learn more about our Residential HVAC services.