How Improper Voltage Can Damage Your Air Conditioning System

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Air conditioning systems depend on a number of different components to work, from the refrigerant gas to the condensate pans removing water from the system. But they all depend on electricity to operate, and when electrical problems occur, it can cause serious damage to the system. Here in Jacksonville, air conditioning repair personnel need to know how to deal with problems anywhere in the system, including those caused by electricity. Here’s a quick primer on how improper voltage can damage your air conditioning system.

The biggest issue occurs with the condenser array, specifically the motor which runs on electricity. If the electrical current is interrupted, the array won’t function as it should. Why is that a problem? The condenser works to shift the refrigerant from gas to liquid. It needs to be in liquid form to cool the air (it pulls heat out of the surrounding air as it goes from a liquid back to a gas), and it needs to be at a specific level of liquid dictated by the air conditioning unit itself. If the motor won’t function at peak capacity, the condenser system won’t convert the refrigerant into liquid and the entire process will be thrown out of balance.

As a result, the system will lose its cooling capacity. Ice will form on the expansion coils, and the individual components will undergo more strain as the process. A serious breakdown under such conditions is only a matter of time.

On a less dire level, intermittent electricity will affect the blower array as well, meaning that the fan won’t blow cool air into your home as easily. That also forces the air conditioner to work harder than it should, which in turn increases strain on the system.

Air conditioner repair services in Jacksonville, FL are offered by the experts at AC Designs Inc. We understand how improper voltage can damage your air conditioning system, and our staff has the knowledge and experience to hunt the problem down and correct it quickly. If you’re having problems with your AC unit, pick up the phone and give us a call today. You’ll be glad you did!