Air Conditioning Repair Tip 3: Electrical Connections and Your AC

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An air conditioning system depends on electricity to run, just like most modern appliances. When it malfunctions, you need to contact quality professional service to get it repaired safely. This is especially the case in cities like Jacksonville, FL, which experience high heat and humidity in the summertime. You can’t afford to go without air conditioning in the midst of those muggy days. Faulty electrical connections may lie at the heart of any existing problems.

In some cases, the electrical problem lies outside of the air conditioning unit itself: because of frayed wiring in your home, an excess of electrical units running through the same outlet, or the like. In the event of an overload, the circuit breakers will trip, cutting off power to your system. You can reset the breakers, but if the underlying problem isn’t addressed, the same thing will happen again.

A similar phenomenon may take place if one of the components in your air conditioning system is malfunctioning.  The compressor motor and similar elements often come equipped with automatic shut-off switches, which trigger during an overload or similar situation and shut the component off. This happens to prevent any further damage to the system. If your air conditioning unit refuses to turn on and the circuit breaker hasn’t been tripped, this could be the source of the problem.

Then there’s the situation whereby your air conditioning system stutters when it starts up or makes a lot of noise. The electrical current may be on, but the voltage is low, which may be causing the problem.

Whatever the source, you should contact a qualified service professional to ascertain the problem. They can isolate the bad connection and take appropriate action, or spot the offending piece of equipment in the AC unit itself and recommend a course of action. The service techs at AC Designs Inc. can help you. We offer AC repair in Jacksonville, FL and throughout the surrounding communities, and possess the expertise to diagnose your electrical connection problem before implementing a proper solution. We offer 24-hour emergency service, so you don’t have to sweat it out when your air conditioning system goes down. Call us today to make an appointment!