Hard Start Kits Help Extend Compressor Life

compressors with hard start kitA hard start kit can be added to the electrical circuit of any heat pump to help extend the life of the compressor. This would include pool/spa heat pumps, air conditioners and geothermal heat pumps.

Hard start devices use a capacitor/relay combination to help the compressor start with
maximum efficiency allowing the compressor to start 10 times faster.

When a compressor starts typically the power factor is less than 50%. This means only 50% of the available power is used during compressor start-up. At that condition the compressor has to work much harder creating a lot of excess heat. With the hard start device installed the power factor is increase to 98% enabling all available power to the compressor during start-up. The result is smooth fast start for the compressor, decreasing the heat and stress.

Another added benefit of a hard start kit is the reduction of light flicker during compressor start-up. With the compressor starting up 10 times faster than normal light flicker is usually completely eliminated. Hard start devices also help the compressor start when they are under a high load; this happens when the power goes out momentarily. Normally this would cause your compressor to not start and cycle on the overload.

Hard start devices are approved by major compressor and equipment manufacturers. These devices are patented and UL recognized in the United States and Canada. They work on any single phase compressor up to 6 horsepower.

Call Symbiont Service today for an estimate to start extending your compressor life. Remember our promise “One Company, One Call, Complete Comfort”.

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