Put simply, an HVAC hard start kit is an energy-storing capacitor that provides help when your HVAC struggles to turn on. These kits exist to solve a problem called hard starting. Hard starting occurs when your HVAC struggles to activate, then quickly shuts off. If you notice a stutter or clicking noise when you attempt to turn on your AC, and then the unit quickly shuts off, you have a hard start problem. Luckily, Gold Shield Services Inc. represents a local source for new or replacement HVAC hard start kits.
An HVAC that has begun to hard start requires immediate service. This struggle to activate can put serious wear on your system, which creates the need for even more extensive repairs. Gold Shield Services Inc. represents the local source for an HVAC hard start kit in Des Plaines, IL. Our superior technicians can both identify the need for a kit and perform the necessary installation. To learn more or schedule service, give us a call today at (847) 553-4691.
Time for an HVAC Hard Start Kit
A hard start kit shortens the amount of time an AC requires to start, and also reduces its energy demands. As a matter of fact, an HVAC equipped with a hard start kit can activate at 98 percent efficiency, compared to 50 percent efficiency for units without one. If you remain unsure whether your HVAC needs one of these kits, consider the following.
Hard-Starting HVAC: If you already have a hard-starting HVAC, then a hard start kit may solve your problem. If you remain unsure how to diagnose a hard start, stay attentive to the following signs:
- Short-Cycling, or Quick Shut-Off After Activation
- Clicking Noises Upon Startup
- Tripped Circuit Breaker
- Flickering Lights in Your Home
New Air Conditioner: At one point, new air conditioners came standard with hard start kits. Now, however, your new device may not come with the kit. When you have a new air conditioner installed, ask your technician whether the device comes with a hard start kit.
Installation and Service from Our Team
Gold Shield Services Inc. represents your local source for an HVAC hard start kit in Des Plaines, IL. If any of the reasons detailed above characterize your HVAC, give us a call today at (847) 553-4691. Our expert technicians can both diagnose the need and perform installation or replacement for your new hard start kit.