An HVAC compressor requires a large amount of energy to achieve its full output and begin the heating or cooling cycle. In order to perform this function, your heater and air conditioner rely on the performance of capacitors. A capacitor provides the extra boost of energy needed to perform these vital functions. In essence, capacitors act as storage units, and maintain energy until your HVAC requires its usage. At All Climate Heating and Cooling, we provide full service for the replacement and installation of a new heater or ac capacitor.
If your capacitor goes bad, your HVAC will simply cease to properly function. This makes regular maintenance all the more valuable, as it allows us to detect capacitor problems before they bring down your whole system. A variety of situations can lead to the failure of your capacitor, and we keep an eye out for all of them. If you have a failed or failing heater or ac capacitor in Charlotte, NC, we can get it restored to service. To learn more or schedule an inspection, call us today at (704) 837-0929.
Signs for a New Heater or AC Capacitor
Capacitors generally lose their ability to store energy over time. When coupled with an aging compressor, this provides a recipe for failure. The old compressor will demand more energy to function, and an aged capacitor will struggle to meet this need. Eventually, the capacitor will succumb and cease to work entirely. The following indicators can signal a heater or ac capacitor in need of replacement.
Hesitation and Delays: An old capacitor will struggle to energize a compressor. It may start and stop several times, a delay in functionality that should become readily apparent. It can also take a much longer time for the capacitor to transfer enough energy to the compressor. If you ever notice delays or hesitations in your HVAC start-up, you can likely blame a failing compressor.
Odd Sounds: If your HVAC doesn’t start immediately, and you instead hear a distinct humming sound, you have a failing capacitor. This noise indicates that the capacitor has struggled with the demands of the compressor. It may start again after a delay, or cease to function entirely. Either way, call us for quick repairs and replacement of your capacitor.
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A failed capacitor prevents you from enjoying the comfort of your HVAC. As such, it requires immediate repairs. For any replacement of a heater or ac capacitor in Charlotte, NC, call the experts at All Climate Heating and Cooling. We remain available at (704) 837-0929 to meet your service needs.