A Power Outage Produced a Worse Problem

There was a power outage in my neighborhood a few weeks ago, and when the power came back on, something went wrong with my HVAC system. It simply wouldn’t turn on. I tried messing with the circuit breaker to see if something had been triggered when the power went out and came back on, but nothing worked. I didn’t know the first thing about how to repair an HVAC system, except how to light a pilot light, so I had to call someone for an HVAC repair in NJ.

I imagine that there were a lot of other people who probably had something go wrong in their home when the power went out and came on again. It’s not like with a computer, where you can simply have it plugged into a surge protector and everything will be fine, just as long as the voltage isn’t exceeded. The rest of the house relies on the circuit breaker, but in this case, it didn’t prevent the HVAC system from failing. I wasn’t sure what happened, but I knew that the HVAC repair worker would have the answers.

The worker from the repair company found out that the power outage and subsequent powering on caused one of the capacitors in the HVAC system to be blown. I asked him how that could have happened, and he gave me some kind of technical explanation, but I didn’t exactly understand it, so I simply nodded my head as if I did. I’ve never been that great with understanding how electronics works, and I applaud anyone that can. It must have taken a lot of hours in school for that repair worker to be able to understand and explain how something like that could have happened to my HVAC system. Either way, it’s fixed now, so I don’t have to worry about it.