How Improper Voltage Leads to Air Conditioning Repair

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Your air conditioner has so many components that all work together to cool your home, but no part of this system could continue to run without electricity. That’s why it shouldn’t be shocking that one of the most common reasons homeowners call for air conditioning repair is an electrical problem.

Your air conditioner requires a certain amount of voltage in order to trigger the start capacitor that operates the motors and the compressor in your air conditioner. If your system receives too much or too little voltage, however, these components may not work properly. As these motors are responsible for powering the fans that distribute air to your home and help with the conversion of refrigerant from a liquid to a gas and vice versa, improper voltage can cause serious problems for your AC. And a damaged compressor that results from improper voltage may be a costly repair. Here are some of the ways improper voltage may lead to the need for air conditioning repair.

  • Hard Starting: One major problem that may be due to improper voltage is “hard starting.” Hard starting can seriously damage your AC’s compressor, the part responsible for increasing the pressure of refrigerant so it can move through the rest of the system.
  • No Cooling: If you don’t feel any cool air from the vents in your home whatsoever, it may mean that a capacitor has become worn out due to voltage that is too high, so that your system cannot release heat outdoors or absorb heat from the air in your home.
  • Frozen Coil: Furthermore, if improper voltage causes the indoor or outdoor fan motors to malfunction, the indoor coil may freeze as there is not enough warm air blowing over the evaporator.

Electrical problems may be dangerous, and only a certified technician should attempt to handle any electrical component. When you call the technicians at AC Designs Inc. for air conditioning repair in Jacksonville, we’ll check to see whether your AC problems are caused by improper voltage and make any necessary repairs. If you notice any problems with your air conditioner, give us a call today!