Air conditioning systems run on electricity, like most other household appliances. If the electrical components are damaged or faulty, it can cause serious problems in your AC unit’s ability to function. In Tampa Bay, air conditioning problems are hardly a trivial concern, since high temperatures and rising humidity can turn your formerly comfortable home into a sauna. Here are some signs of AC electrical issues, altering you to a potential problem.
- Won’t turn on: An inability to turn on is the first and most obvious sign of an electrical problem. Check the circuit breaker in your home. It may trip if the wiring between it and your air conditioning unit is having problems, or if you have overloaded the circuit in question.
- AC Shuts Off After Restart: Within the air conditioning system itself, certain components such as the compressor motor, come with automatic shut-off switches. They engage when the motor becomes overloaded or suffers some other form of damage; it prevents further damage to the air conditioning system as a whole while alerting you to the problem by preventing the system from engaging. Loose fittings or frayed connections can also cut off power to certain components, preventing the air conditioning from starting up.
- Hard Start: You may also notice that the air conditioning unit undergoes a “hard start,” or stutters fitfully when it starts up. There are a number of possible causes, one of which is low voltage traveling through the wires.
Regardless of the source, an AC electrical issue is not something to take lightly. Turn off the unit and contact a qualified technician to diagnose the source of the problem. The trained professionals of Forest Air cover all of Tampa Bay, with air conditioning experts ready to assist you with your problem. We offer emergency service 24/7 – getting your AC unit up and running again as quickly as possible – and stand by our work with a promise of 100% customer satisfaction. Contact us today to set up a Tampa Bay air conditioning service.