Air conditioning capacitors are extremely important to your cooling system. Even a small problem can lead to major issues such as inefficient operation that can lead to wasted energy. Here's some information on capacitors, along with what you need to do should one fail.

What are Air Conditioning Capacitors?

Air conditioning capacitors help the motors that power the fan and compressor to work properly. These small objects sort of work in the same manner to that of a battery, storing energy. When your AC turns on, the capacitors deliver the extra jolt of power that the motor needs to get going. This is known as a start capacitor. A "run" capacitor delivers several different jolts that keep the motor running. Capacitors work with the fan, blower motor and compressor.

Repairing Air Conditioning Capacitors

In the vast majority of instances, air conditioning capacitors need to be replaced when something goes wrong. Unfortunately, unless you have a great deal of experience working with electricity and cooling units, you should always call a professional rather than try to take on this type of job yourself. If you don't know exactly what you're doing, you could easily make a mistake that could seriously damage your air conditioner. Even worse, you could suffer a severe injury or possibly even be killed. Please take that risk out of the equation by contacting the professionals with Duggan's One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning®. We have a great deal of experience working with air conditioning capacitors, and we will make sure your job is done correctly the first time. We also offer an extensive maintenance program that includes a complete top-to-bottom check of your unit. This program can uncover minor problems before they turn into major issues. Give us a call at (706) 914-1617 or contact us online to learn more or to schedule an appointment.