All electrical units use a device known as a capacitor to work. A capacitor is much like a battery. Batteries can both store and produce electrons while a capacitor only stores the charge. This charge is then used to power appliances such as light bulbs and other electronics.
A key difference between batteries and capacitors is that capacitors can release their entire charge in a split second while batteries take minutes to do so. For example, the capacitor on the electronic flash for a camera dumps its full charge into the flash tube almost instantly.
Air conditioning units also use capacitors and if the unit stops working, it may be because the capacitor is damaged. Damage is caused by wear-and-tear and also by nearby lightning strikes, which occur frequently during the Arizona monsoon season.
Rainforest Plumbing & Air technicians are trained to replace bad capacitors in your property's air conditioning unit. Give us a call today at (480) 615-7766
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