The run capacitor has failed again this year on my A/C condenser. For those not aware, that means the fan and the compressor won’t start running on the outside A/C unit, but they will be humming and groaning away trying to start. If you don’t catch it in time and leave it in that state it can burn out the compressor and/or the fan motor.
It would be great if somehow you could monitor that (1) the thermostat called for the A/C to come on but (2) it did not start so (3) the thermostat will be told to give up and turn off the A/C to prevent it from burning out. … and then it would be nice if it sent you an alert.
Anything like this already on the market? I tried to search but only come up with anti-theft alarms for the condenser, I cannot find anything to monitor operation.