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Blog Title: What is a hard starting kit?

Main Que: What is a hard starting kit?

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  • Query By: Lionel Mathews (Jersey City, NJ)
  • Date: 10/17/2016

Answer: Sometimes the compressor due to wear and tear over the years cannot start easily. The unit makes stuttering sounds as it get activated. This is called hard starting. This can be resolved with a hard-start kit. It is an electrical component that is attached to the condensing unit of the air conditioner. It allows the compressor to start easily and quickly by using less power. A compressor saver is a combination of a relay and a start capacitor.

  • Replied By: Jerry Presley (Kansas City, MO)
  • Replied Date: 10/18/2016