The Many Types of Construction Contractor

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The Many Types of Construction Contractor

Yo! Welcome to this new blog. Last year, I decided to fix up my home. I had lived in this place for the past 20 years and since I moved in, I haven't really done a thing to it. I decided to do something about it when I arrived home one day and saw how terrible my house looked compared to my neighbour's places. I called in a range of different contractors to replace the roof, repair the walls and paint the interior. I was really pleased with the results and I picked up a lot useful tips which I would like to share with you.

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HVAC Maintenance: 4 Signs that Your Air Conditioning Unit has Electrical Issues

An HVAC unit is a complicated electro-mechanical machine that relies on electricity to run. In fact, the most common HVAC problems reported to technicians are electrical related. So how do you know that there are electrical problems with your AC unit before it stops working altogether? Here are four tell-tale signs you can look out for.

AC Won't Turn Off or On

The number one indicator that your AC has an electrical problem should be the failure to turn on or off. This problem could be caused by a faulty capacitor or wiring issues. It could also be another significant problem, such as water or rodent damage leading to a short. Open or stuck relays can also cause this issue because exposed relays will prevent the AC from turning on, while a stuck relay will make the unit continue running even when it's not needed. It is not easy to identify the reason why your AC stops working, so an electrician or AC technician should be called to investigate.

Circuit Breaker Keeps Tripping

Air conditioners typically use a lot of power, so they have their own circuit breaker. If the breaker keeps tripping, this is a huge indicator that there is an electrical problem. The problem is likely either that the AC is requiring too much power, or it's not correctly matched to your home's voltage. The circuit breaker could also be tripping because it's loose, undersized or faulty, and these are issues that can be rectified fast.

Sudden Change in Electrical Bill

If there are no additional electrical installations or bulbs in your house, your power bill should remain consistent, with slight margins. However, if you start noticing significant increases in your bill, the number one culprit is likely your AC. There are electrical issues that will force the unit to use excess power, driving up your power bill.

Strange Sounds

If you have had your AC for a while now, you are probably aware of all the sounds it makes. If at some point you start noticing strange noises that were not there before, you should call a technician to take a look. Sounds associated with electrical problems include a clicking noise, which is as a result of defective parts such as thermostat, and a constant buzzing sound caused by loose wiring or a broken blower motor.

If any of these signs are ignored, the problem could continue and cause more damage to the unit. Electrical contractors advise that you have annual HVAC maintenance and call a technician as soon as you suspect a problem.