North Texas is now in the middle of the hottest time of the year and air conditioning systems are working overtime to keep our homes cool and comfortable. July and August are the months when an AC unit is most likely to fail. Our technicians at Cogburn’s Heating and Air, like all AC repair companies, are working around the clock as calls come in about failed AC systems.
One of the most likely components of a system to fail is the capacitor. Homeowners are frequently told by their repair tech that the capacitor is the cause for the loss of cooling. Few homeowners understand what a capacitor is and how important it is. A capacitor is used to store energy in a electrostatic field. It is a small, cylinder like device that is attached to motors in your unit and its job is to stabilize the voltage and provide the correct level of energy to start the motor. Capacitors are connected to three main motors: the blower motor, the compressor motor and the outdoor unit fan motor.
The most common failure of capacitors is called hard starting. When an AC has trouble starting up due to a failing capacitor, the unit may stutter, run for a short while and then shut off. And, a motor connected to a capacitor may continue to try to run and grow hot. This will eventually burn that motor out. One of the most common symptoms of a failing capacitor is a clicking noise. This noise is a clear indication that action must be take as soon as possible to avoid a shutdown of your AC.
When a Cogburn’s tech replaces a capacitor, he will use only a high quality replacement that is guaranteed against failure for five years. Many capacitors are made cheaply and are manufactured outside the USA. We use only the highest quality parts and all of our capacitors are manufactured in the USA! We rarely see one of our installed capacitors fail.
At Cogburn’s Heating and Air, we are committed to hiring only the best and most professional technicians who are experts on all brands of Heating and AC units. We firmly believe is providing the very best and friendliest service available. We have been the leader in heating and air conditioning service and replacement in the greater North Texas area since 1999. And, we have an “A” rating with the Better Business Bureau. We service residences and commercial businesses.
Call us 24 hours a day for fast, efficient service- 866-523-8762 or connect with us online at www.cogburnsheatingandair.com