Avoiding Central AC Electrical Problems

Avoiding Central AC Electrical Problems

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Electrical problems are one of the most common reasons to need AC repair in Colorado Springs, CO, which we provide here at Air Pros. After all, not all electrical issues that could affect your central air conditioning system can be entirely prevented. Even so, there are some things you can do to reduce your odds of having serious or unexpected electrical issues to deal with when using your cooling system.

Cover Your Outside Unit When It’s Not Being Used

Wires in your exterior unit are usually designed to withstand exposure to air and outdoor elements fairly well. Still, constant exposure to the elements and seasonal fluctuations with temperature can cause frying and corrosion. If you’re not mindful of this risk, you could find yourself needing a new AC install from our team much sooner than what’s expected. Reduce this risk by covering your outside unit during the months when your system isn’t being used.

Have Your Capacitor Checked Annually

The capacitor is a small device that provides and stores power for your central air conditioning system. When your cooling unit is operating, the capacitor provides the added power boost needed by your blower motor, fan, and compressor. Age and damage can affect your capacitor and cause it not to function. Minimize capacitor issues with our annual maintenance options here at Air Pros. Our trained technicians will inspect this key part and other electrical components during routine cleanings and evaluations. This way, we can spot and address any potential issues sooner rather than later.

Don’t Ignore Signs of Circuit Breaker Issues

The circuit breaker is what keeps power flowing to your home’s central air conditioning system. If you have a high-capacity unit, your system will need its own circuit breaker. The most obvious sign of a circuit breaker issue is frequent tripping. If this is what you are experiencing, have an electrician check out your breaker to determine if there is a separate issue that should be addressed. Another way to prevent electrical problems of this nature is to make sure you have a breaker that can support your system. This can become an issue if you’ve recently upgraded to a newer, larger system without checking compatibility with your breaker, too.

Regularly Check Your Fuse

A fuse for your air conditioning unit is found in the disconnect box that connects to your unit. It protects your system and its various internal parts. In order to be effective, the fuse needs to be correctly sized for your system. It should also be cleaned periodically to keep it free of dust and debris.

We’ve Got All Your Air Conditioning Needs Covered

Whenever you are seeing signs of electrical problems that could be affecting your cooling system, give Air Pros a call. We’ll diagnose the problem and let you know if it’s time to consider a new AC install in Colorado Springs, CO, or if repairs can be made.


Contact us today to fully explore our AC repair, replacement, maintenance, and other services. Feel free to call us or fill out the form on this website to schedule an appointment.

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