Common HVAC Electrical Problems | Airco Service OKC

Posted on: Aug 22, 2017

Your HVAC system is one of the largest consumers of electricity within your home. Energy usage with Smart appliances and Energy Star devices have drastically helped improve efficiency over the years, but even so, whenever there is an electrical connection there stands a chance of suffering some sort of problem with the energy connection. Here are some of the most common issues and needs of electrical repair with regards to your home’s HVAC system.

Thermostat Problems

Thermostat issues may be one of the few electrical problems you can troubleshoot yourself. You should change the batteries on your thermostat annually (do it the same time you change out the smoke alarm’s batteries). Swap out the batteries to see if the thermostat works correctly. If it isn’t turning on at all, check the circuit breaker to see if you tripped a fuse. If this doesn’t shed any light on the situation you’ll need to contact a professional.

Failing Capacitor

Your HVAC’s capacitor helps regulate the amount of power the system receives and what it uses to perform different tasks. If the capacitor begins to fail your entire HVAC system may begin to run into problems. Issues may stem from excessive voltage, sustained damage or simple age. Whatever the problem, chances are you’ll need to contact the professionals at Airco Service in order to have the capacitor replaced.

Wiring Issues

HVAC wiring problems can come from a handful of different situations. First, loose wires may simply become disconnected due to the weight placed on the wire, pulling it out of its connector port. Animals may chew on it, or the wires may become damaged due to excessive wear that occurs over time. Wiring shorts are potentially dangerous and can lead to electrical fires. Due to this, you need to take advantage of electrical repair services right away and have the situation corrected.

Constantly Tripping Circuit Breaker

Is the circuit breaker constantly tripping? If so, the power demand in the house is too great and needs to be corrected.

If your HVAC system is not functioning properly and you believe it to be an electrical problem, it is always best to bring in the professionals. Airco Service is here to assist with all of your HVAC needs, including electrical repair. So, instead of putting yourself in harm’s way by attempting to work with the home’s electrical system, reach out and contact Airco Service instead.