HVAC Electrical Components
There are several reasons why Katy homeowners’ replace their home’s HVAC system rather than providing air conditioning repair in Katy. They may choose to upgrade to a larger system when providing an addition to their home. Others opt for a new system due to newer technology that will enhance their home’s comfort, energy efficiency and air quality. However, the most common reason for replacing an HVAC system is due to its failure, or when it is near failure.
Depending on the specifics about its care and the age of the system, air conditioning repair in Katy may or may not be the cost effective option. The following are some of the most common electrical component repairs for the HVAC system.
Common Electrical Components
Capacitors – Capacitors assist the HVAC system to start, and the number can vary from one to several. While some systems may only have a single capacitor, others may have individual capacitors for the compressor motor, indoor blower motor, outdoor fan motor and a start capacitor, for example. Over time, capacitors will weaken, and will require replacement for effective heating and air conditioning. Contact our NATE certified technicians for heating and air conditioning repair in Katy.
Compressor – The compressor is located in the outdoor condensing unit. It is responsible for pumping the refrigerant through the system. If you notice a decrease in performance or if noise from the condenser unit is louder than normal, Contact Cypress Heating and Air Conditioning to schedule service. When the compressor fails the HVAC system will not be able to cool your home, or provide heat if it is a heat pump. Compressor replacement is costly, and this is why the majority of homeowners will choose to buy a new system. However, if the system is under warranty or fairly new, air conditioning repair in Katy with compressor replacement may be the best choice.
Contact / Relay – Contacts activate various other components in the HVAC system. Most relays fail due to wear and tear over time. A Cypress professional can provide the air conditioning repair in Katy that you need.
Furnace Circuit Board – The circuit board for the furnace controls multiple functions. It monitors the furnace’s various safety circuits as well as controls the operation of the furnace. Over time, furnace vibration may weaken connections on the circuit board. Dirt and debris can also cause damage to the board. Failure of the furnace circuit board can cause multiple problems ranging from the fan not operating to the furnace not operating at all.
Fuses – Fuses can occasionally fail. Sometimes they are simply loose, or they can blow during a thunderstorm and other causes. When a fuse blows due to an overloaded circuit whether from a short or lightning, it has done the intended job. When the fuse blows it prevents the electricity from going into the system and damaging other components. Unfortunately, the fuse will need to be replaced for the system to function properly.
Indoor Fan Motor – The indoor fan motor circulates the air throughout your home. The two main causes of fan failure are wear and tear, and a lack of maintenance. Unusual noise may indicate a failing fan. Without the fan, conditioned air can not be delivered throughout the home. When the fan fails to shut off the system, contact Cypress Heating and Ar Conditioning for air conditioning repair in Katy. In addition, its best not to delay repair as the failure to provide prompt repair can lead to additional components failing, and a higher cost of repair.
Outdoor Fan Motor – The outdoor fan motor, also referred to as the condenser fan, is exposed to the external elements and may eventually experience issues due to seasonal heat, moisture, dust and debris. A faulty fan can eventually lead to the compressor failing.
Whether the heating and air conditioning system in question is residential or commercial, as it nears the end of its lifespan an increased need for heating and air conditioning repair in Katy is likely to be required.
Potential Signs of Wear
Some of the signs of wear and tear on an aging HVAC unit include:
- Rising energy bills
- Uneven heating and air conditioning and reduced effectiveness including the inability to properly remove humidity during the cooling season
- The system runs an unusually long time, struggling to reach the set temperature
- While musty odors can be due to a break in the duct system, it is also a sign it is time to replace the HVAC system
If you are experiencing any of these signs, contact Cypress Heating and Air Conditioning for a free estimate. You can rely on our HVAC technicians to provide a professional installation from start to finish. We can provide you with a system that is the right size for your home or business, and one that is right for your budget and goals.
If your home’s heating and air conditioning system is experiencing problems, it could be due to any of these components, or others. Contact Cypress Heating and Air Conditioning to schedule heating and/or air conditioning repair in Katy. Our NATE certified technicians will provide the diagnosis of your systems issues, and provide the professional repair. In addition, we offer 24 hour emergency services for your convenience. Our technicians have the expertise and experience to provide comprehensive maintenance and reliable heating and air conditioning repair in Katy to most major brands. We service the Katy, Plano and surrounding areas. Cypress Heating and Air Conditioning is a member of the BBB with a superior A+ rating.