Troubleshooting Air Conditioner Compressor Problems

Your air conditioning compressor is a vital part of your air conditioning system. The compressor compresses cool, low pressure gas into a hot, high pressure gas, which is then sent to the condenser. Once this gas reaches the condenser, it is cooled into a liquid and sent to the evaporator. Although the compressor is only one of the three major components of your air conditioning system, if it fails, your entire air conditioning unit will not produce cool air effectively.

Minimize Unnecessary Air Conditioner Repairs

At Conditioned Air Inc., we believe that one of the most important but underused service is preventative maintenance. Most customers don't realize how much money they could save by utilizing this annual maintenance service until it's too late and they're calling us for air conditioner repairs. Preventative maintenance keeps your system running efficiently. Our technicians go through your entire HVAC system preparing it for the upcoming season. This proactive approach reduces occurrences of system failures like compressor issues.

Simple Compressor Troubleshooting Tips

Consider these minor troubleshooting tips if you're experiencing issues with your compressor.

  • Shut off the power to your air conditioning unit before you start any work on it. Check for any wires that look loose, worn or burned. Check for any damaged wire connections in the compressor terminal box. These types of damages will require professional repair services.
  • Check to see if the condenser fan starts and is working properly. Look at the compressor to see if it is not starting. If this is the case, then your air conditioner may be low on refrigerant, the compressor may be too hot or broken.
  • Inspect the fan motor because it can affect the compressor too. For example, a fan motor may lock when it is running or it may have poor wings. The fan motor can also have bad components that may need replacing.

Let a professional HVAC company determine the cause of your breakdown and make the correct repairs. The components of your air conditioner are complex. Any type of small mishap can easily turn into an expensive repair bill. If you're located in the Warner Robbins, GA, area, give us a call. We are heating, ventilation and air conditioning repair specialists who are also Carrier Factory Authorized Dealers. Receiving this endorsement was not an easy task. We had to meet strict national standards consistently to qualify, in addition to attending extensive factory training on the installation, maintenance and repair of Carrier products.



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