A contactor is a $25 mechanical relay that uses low-voltage power from the thermostat to switch 220-volt high-amperage current to the compressor and condenser fan. AC contactors can wear out and are at the top of the list of common air conditioning service failures. Even if your contactor is working, it pays to replace it every five years or so. Unscrew the old contactor before removing the wires. Then move the wires to the new unit (photo 6).
Today’s heaters are technological wonders that will keep you warm and save you money. Investing in an energy-efficient heating system can raise the value of your property, and the cost of installation will be realized on the amount you’ll save on utility bills. With Cool Care Heating & Air, you can count on proper sizing and a hassle-free installation process. The new unit may also qualify for energy-efficient incentives, and Cool Care Heating & Air offers periodic dealer rebates on select replacement systems. If your heating system is 10-15 years old, needs frequent repair work and isn’t keeping you as warm as it used to, it’s probably approaching the end of its lifespan. Replacing the unit before it dies altogether can save you time, trouble and money.