Coronavirus Update: We care about your health and continue to service our customers safely. Read More

Skip navigation

Serving San Antonio and the surrounding area since 1993


Daniel was very professional and polite. He was thorough in his work.

- Longoria, San Antonio

Are You Dealing with Faulty Contactors?

The electrical components of your air conditioner are important pieces of an overarching puzzle. You could have the most expensive air conditioner in the world, with top of the line air filters and fully charged refrigerant, only for it to peter out the minute things get hot if its electrical system is faulty. Contactors are a fundamental part of your air conditioner and if they’re not working then you’re really not going to get the cooling you deserve.

Air conditioning in Boerne, TX begins and ends with electricity. We depend on the electrical systems in our ACs as well as the electrical systems of our homes to keep us comfortable. If you think there’s a problem with your system’s contactor or another component of the electrical system, then make sure you give us a call.

Want to know more about the electrical parts in your system? Keep reading as we explain below.

What Are Contactors?

In the electrical system of your air conditioner lie the contactors. They’re basically in charge of the start up and shut down of your air conditioner. If you want your system to go through complete cycles instead of stall out or not turn on at all, then you’re going to need contactors in good condition.

What happens when you start up your air conditioner? Take a look below and see if any of these apply to you.

  • You hear constant clicking noises.
  • Your system doesn’t turn on at all.
  • Your system turns on but has trouble turning off.
  • You start hearing a buzzing noise whenever your system turns on.

All of these points indicate electrical trouble that could be related to faulty contactors. You’re better off calling for professional help, so we can take a look at the electrical panel and make an informed decision on what needs to be done.

The Solution

Sometimes it’s just as easy as replacing the faulty contactors. Other times, there might be a frayed wire or a tripped circuit that needs to be replaced or fixed. The two important things to take away from this blog post are to recognize the sign of an electrical issue with your air conditioner and to call for professional help. There’s no good that can be done from trying to stick your own hands inside the system to inspect it and fix it. You could void the warranty, hurt yourself, and even cause more damage than you repair.

When you sign up for professional service, you sign up for a standard of service. The professionals on our team don’t work on commission, so there’s really no reason for us to try and upsell you on a new system. We’ve been fixing electrical issues in air conditioners and heat pumps in the area for 23 years, which is why we’re mainly concerned with making sure that your AC operates efficiently and effectively. Don’t hesitate to call our team today and let’s talk about the benefit of getting the contactors in your system replaced with parts that are built to last.

Call Riteway Service Company to have your AC’s electrical system repaired.

Comments are closed.