When Your Air Conditioner Won't Work

When Your Air Conditioner Won't Work

Electrical Problems Common In Residential Homes

by Clara Fernandez

It is imperative that you address electrical problems as soon as they occur. Electrical faults can put you in the dark for an extended period and, most importantly, can be a danger to your life. They can also lead to a lethal fire breaking out and the destruction of property worth a lifetime of investment. You should also trust all electrical equipment to a professional; otherwise, a system disruption may easily occur. However, even with professional care, it is also vital that you know electrical faults so that you can report them soon enough. 

Frequent Electrical Surges

Power surges can be very destructive and dangerous. An electrical surge means excess electric current flowing through the outlets. A key indicator of an electric surge is power frequently going on and off. Such power surges can affect the functionality of electrical devices and, on some occasions, blow them up. Power surges occur due to thunder strokes or ruined powerlines. One way of alleviating the power surges is purchasing guards for your electronics. You can place the electronic guards on the power outlet and then connect the electronics. The guards prevent current overflow from affecting the electronics. However, it is also important to report cases of constant power surges to relevant authorities to ensure the problem is fixed before any destruction. 

Poor Functioning Circuit Breakers

Many residential homes currently have circuit breakers to ensure minimal electrical faults. As the name suggests, circuit breakers break any current flow when they detect overloads and possible short-circuiting. A proper functioning circuit breaker will automatically switch off the outlets in your home to prevent damage to electrical devices. If the circuit breaker is not functioning well, your electrical devices may suffer the effects of power surges and overloads. It is crucial to ensure your circuit breaker functions, and if it does not, you should hire a professional to check it and fix it immediately. 

Insufficient Electrical Outlets 

Your home should have enough power outlets for all your electrical equipment needs. Insufficient outlets can cause an overload of the existing ones, which may only result in electrical faults or, in worse cases, electrical fire breakouts. You should also avoid overdependence on extension cords as they may disrupt the current flow. If you think the outlets are insufficient for the number of electrical devices, you can get an electrician to fix more outlets. 

You should ensure that you hire professionals to handle any electrical problems in your home. Early mitigation can prevent possible damage to electronics and your home. For more information, contact an electrician near you.


About Me

When Your Air Conditioner Won't Work

My name is Maura, and I am certified in HVAC installation and repair. I have many clients who call me in a panic because they have turned on their air conditioners and nothing has happened. Your air conditioning technician will get to you as soon as possible, but there are some steps you can take while you are waiting. You might just find that you are able to fix the problem on your own, although you will still want to have a professional assess the situation. In this blog I will take you through some common reasons your air conditioner might not be working and show you some easy temporary solutions.