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Troubleshooting a Capacitor

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What is a capacitor? What does it do for your air conditioning system you might ask. Well, let me tell you. A start capacitor is the silver cylinder pictured in the control panel of this air conditioning condenser above. Its function is to start your compressor and your condenser fan motor. Basically a capacitor stores an electrical charge and consists of one or more pairs of conductors separate by an insulator. Its used on all single phase 240 volt, and 120 volt applications in residential HVAC systems. The amount of electrical storage capacity on a capacitor is known as capacitance. This is what every capacitor has printed on the side of it. Usually that rating is given in microfarads. A capacitor with a dual rating, like the ones used in many outdoor air conditioning units, is used to start both your compressor and fan motor. One side of that capacitor can go bad without affecting the other side. Then again, sometimes both can be bad. They’re easy to test using the MFD setting on …

5 Signs That You May Need to Replace Your Furnace

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It’s getting colder. The colors of the leaves have begun to change, the days are getting shorter, and the unavoidable icy climate is setting in. Some are anticipating another harsh winter in a few regions of the nation, as well.  It’s an incredible time to guarantee your furnace can serve you through the winter and keep your nose and toes pleasant and toasty. The following is a checklist to enable you to know the right time to change furnace or the best time to at least top up your existing furnace. If you experience any of the problems below, schedule an appointment here. 1.) Your furnace is over 15 years old If your furnace has lasted more than 15 years and have started to have some problems of maintenance, there is every possibility that it needs to be changed. It may be still be working well, yet may not be working at its extreme proficiency, and your utility bills are probably at are always high as a result of this. Furnace such as cars; the older they become, the more maintenance th…