3 Common HVAC Electrical Problems
Your HVAC system is critical to keeping your Monroe, NC, home comfortable. While all HVAC systems will eventually need to have minor repairs, certain HVAC problems can be caused by electrical issues in your home. If you are experiencing any of these HVAC problems, an electrical issue may be the culprit.
A Blown Capacitor
The capacitor is the component that stores the electricity used to power the fan and the compressor. When damaged, the capacitor will need to be replaced before the system can function properly. Capacitors are frequently damaged by power surges, which can cause the circuitry to overheat or wear out more quickly.
The System Keeps Shutting Off
Nothing is more irritating than your HVAC system powering up only to shut off soon after without reaching the desired temperature. Not only is this inconvenient, it also interferes with your home’s energy efficiency. When this problem occurs, the chances are that when your HVAC system is powering on it’s tripping the circuit breaker. It can trip the breaker if the breaker itself is faulty or if the system is drawing more power than the breaker can provide. A malfunctioning circuit breaker is dangerous, so it is extremely important to contact a professional if your circuit breaker is tripping repeatedly.
A Malfunctioning Thermostat
If your thermostat is not working properly, you may find that your home is too warm or too cold. This problem may be happening because your system is failing to turn on or it is short-cycling, which is when the system turns on but shuts itself off before reaching the right temperature. The source of these issues is usually faulty or damaged wiring between the system and the thermostat. Try fixing the problem by restarting your thermostat. After that, if you are still experiencing issues, you should contact an electrician to see if you need to replace your wiring or thermostat.