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Over time, you’ll probably notice some problems with your home’s heating and air conditioning system. These may range from inconsistent cooling performance to possible refrigerant leaks–and in some cases, even electrical issues. Here AC & Refrigeration Works, the trusted heating and air conditioning repair company in the area, details some of the electrical problems that can occur in your HVAC system.

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Problems with the circuit breaker. Has your air conditioner suddenly stopped working? Perhaps the circuit breaker has tripped, or you’ve blown a fuse. If this is a recurring issue with your air conditioner, the system might actually be pulling too much electricity. You can confirm this by having a trusted local HVAC expert take a closer look at your AC unit.

Bad electrical connections. This problem is rarely serious, requiring only a reliable HVAC technician, like those from AC & Refrigeration Works, who can promptly tighten the connections so your air conditioner can start running again. But you should note that a bad electrical connection can also indicate a bigger wiring problem. For this reason, it pays to schedule a professional HVAC tune-up several times a year to help locate this issue and have it dealt with immediately.

Compressor issues. Did you know the compressor is one of the most expensive parts of your HVAC unit? When its motor pulls too little–or too much–electricity, it can overheat and cause mechanical failures. Avoid putting off any issues with your compressor; otherwise, the problem can worsen and lead to premature HVAC replacement.

Damaged wiring. Fraying, corrosion and disconnections are just a few of the things that can happen to your system’s wiring. When the flow of electricity is compromised, your HVAC unit will work harder to bring your home to the desired temperature, which will not only eventually cause breakdowns, but will also lead to high energy costs.

In addition to effective indoor air quality solutions, AC & Refrigeration Works can also take care of your HVAC repair and maintenance needs. We’ll deal with any electrical problems with your system so it can continue delivering the superior performance you expect. We serve McAllen, TX, and the surrounding areas. Call us today at (956) 255-7227 or fill out this contact form to schedule your consultation.