Don’t Let a Pitted Contactor Lead to a Fire Hazard: The Importance of Regular AC Maintenance

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Burned electronic board

As an AC service technician, one of the most alarming discoveries we can make during a service call is a burned-out board that has caught fire. What many homeowners may not realize is that this type of damage can often be traced back to a simple maintenance issue: a pitted contactor.

A contactor is a switch that controls the flow of electricity to the AC system’s compressor and fan motor. Over time, the electrical contacts in the contactor can become worn and pitted, which can cause electrical arcing and overheating. This can create a fire hazard and can also cause damage to the system’s electrical components.

Fortunately, this type of damage is preventable through regular AC maintenance. At Air Tech of Central Florida, we offer a convenient maintenance plan that includes at least two visits per year. During these visits, our technicians will inspect and clean the contactor, as well as other key components of the AC system, to ensure that they are in good working order.

In addition to preventing fire hazards, regular AC maintenance has a number of other benefits. It can improve the efficiency and lifespan of the system, reduce energy bills, and improve indoor air quality. It can also help to identify and address minor issues before they become major problems, saving homeowners time and money in the long run.

At Air Tech of Central Florida, we believe that AC maintenance is a crucial part of keeping your home safe and comfortable. Our maintenance plan is designed to provide homeowners with peace of mind, knowing that their AC system is in good hands and that any potential issues will be caught before they become a major problem.

In conclusion, a pitted contactor can become a fire hazard and can cause significant damage to an AC system. Regular AC maintenance, including inspection and cleaning of the contactor, is crucial to preventing these issues and keeping your home safe and comfortable. Air Tech of Central Florida’s maintenance plan offers homeowners a convenient and effective way to ensure that their AC system is properly maintained and functioning at its best.

Author Bio:

Luigi Ferraro

Specializing in residential and commercial HVAC services, Air Tech offers a wide range of solutions to meet the heating and cooling needs of their customers. Their team of skilled technicians is trained to handle the installation, repair, and maintenance of HVAC systems with expertise and precision.