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Electrical Repairs Air Conditioning Systems May Need

The majority of repairs that air conditioners require are electrical. These repairs can range from simple fixes to issues that may require replacing major components. However, there is no such thing as a “small” electrical repair. No matter how minor a repair need may start out, it will grow worse if left without attention. Electrical problems will quickly affect the whole system, and no other category of malfunction will result in a quicker power drain, leading to higher bills and increased stress throughout the air conditioner.

The moral of the story: when you have electrical issues that need repair, don’t wait to call for expert technicians to take care of it. For excellent air conditioning repair in Gaithersburg, MD, call Tuckers Air Conditioning, Heating & Plumbing. We offer a 15-year parts and labor guarantee on our services to give you peace of mind.

Some common electrical repairs

  • Replacing burnt-out motors: Motors run three of the essential components of an air conditioner: the indoor blower fan, the outdoor condenser fan, and the compressor. If any of the motors fail, it will impair or stop the system’s ability to keep you cool. Motors with dirt or low lubricant can sometimes overheat and burn-out, causing irreparable damage to their internal wiring. When this occurs, the motors must be replaced. Listening for shrieking or grinding sounds that may warn you of motor burn-out.
  • Replacing dying capacitors: Capacitors are the devices responsible for sending electrical voltage to the motors to start them running and keep them running. If a capacitor begins to fail, it will produce a clicking sound. It may also cause the motors or the compressor to “hard-start,” stuttering as it comes on and then shutting off early. If you suspect a capacitor is near the end of its lifespan, call for repairs to replace it with a new unit of the proper voltage.
  • Fixing broken relays: Relays are used to turn the high-voltage components in an air conditioner on and off. When the relay is closed, electricity passes through, and when the relay opens, the current stops. Relays can become stuck in either position, which can result in a situation where a motor will not come or will not turn off. Repair technicians will either find ways to repair the broken relays or replace them.

As with any device that uses high-voltage electricity, you shouldn’t attempt to repair the electrical components of an AC on your own. Leave the job to trained professionals who will not only do the work safely, but also correctly. Contact Tuckers Air Conditioning, Heating & Plumbing for quality air conditioning service in Gaithersburg, MD you need to keep your air conditioner’s power flowing all summer. Give us a call today!

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