My home a/c unit is only 4 years old, but my neighborhood's power is not very stable (i.e trips on and off as often as twice a week).
The contractors came out and said a time delay on the outside unit would be good, so I purchased.
The compressor and outside fan still do not always come on. So now, they are recommending that I change the hard start kit (relay and start cap) and run cap, total of $225.
They did a measurement with a meter and showed me that both start capacitor and run cap are not hitting the measurement that they are rated for.
1) Can power surges cause this to happen to caps?
2) Is the issue with my compressor and outside fan related to the hard start kit and run cap? Or could it be something else?
Thanks in advance!