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Common Electrical Issues With Your HVAC System

Electrical Issues

You might not realize it, but your electrical system plays a big part in all the other systems in your home. To stay nice and cool in summer, your electrical system powers your air conditioner. From time to time, you may have an electrical issue that can hinder the performance of your HVAC system. By knowing the main problems that can occur, you can find the root cause of your HVAC electrical issue.

Wiring Issue

Over time your electrical system’s wiring can experience issues that can cause it to fail. These include fraying and corrosion. If your HVAC system receives inconsistent power due to a wiring issue, it’s not going to be able to work. Rather, it will cause the various components of your HVAC system to overwork to make up for the lack of power. This can result in premature wear of the internal components of your HVAC system.

Compressor Issue

One of the most expensive parts of your HVAC system is the compressor. When the compressor receives too much or too little electricity, it can overheat. This often causes mechanical failure. Any electrical problems with your compressor that are not repaired can cause damage.

Poor Connections

Another common electrical issue with your HVAC system is poor connections. Over time these connections can corrode or get pulled apart. It’s best to call in an HVAC professional to look over all your connections and re-tighten any loose ones. When dealing with electricity, it’s best to leave this work up to HVAC professionals. They have the experience needed to work with electricity.

Circuit Breaker Issue

Another common electric issue that you may face with your HVAC system is a blown circuit breaker or a fuse. It’s not uncommon to have a tripped circuit breaker from time to time. But, it shouldn’t be happening on a consistent basis. If it does, it means that your HVAC system is consuming too much energy for the circuit that it’s on. To solve this issue, you’re going to have to call in an HVAC professional. They will fix your circuit breaker setup to allow your HVAC system to have the electricity that it needs to run.

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If you have an electrical problem with your heating or cooling system, it can be frustrating. If this is the case with you, give us a call today. Our experienced HVAC and electric professionals can come help you. We can handle any electrical issue that you have with your system.

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