The compressor is one of the essential components in your air conditioner. In fact, experts refer to this part as the heart of the cooling system because the unit cannot function without it. Therefore, you should ensure your compressor remains in proper working condition so that the AC keeps your house cool and comfortable throughout the hot months. However, it's still possible for you to experience compressor failure at some point. This can result in noises from the cooling unit, poor cooling capacity, or trouble when starting the appliance. In this piece, we'll go through some common compressor issues you might experience.
AC compressors are located outside homes, in crawl spaces, or on rooftops. These areas usually contain several contaminants, including insects, fungi, and bacteria. The various contaminants along with other pollutants such as dirt, soot, dust, leaves, and bird droppings can enter your air conditioner. Once this debris reaches the compressor, the part can malfunction. By scheduling regular maintenance with our team at [company_name], you can avoid this problem caused by contaminant infiltration. We will clean the area around the external component and the internal unit to eliminate all the pollutants. Depending on where you've placed the AC, we will help you schedule routine maintenance so you'll never have to deal with this issue.
2. Inadequate Refrigerant Charger
Your AC may have a low refrigerant charge. When the refrigerant lines develop holes or start to crack, they can begin to leak coolant. The cracks are an escape route for the refrigerant flowing through these lines, which causes a decrease in your system's charge. When this happens, the AC overheats. The situation can even cause the compressor to break down. If you notice your appliance isn't cooling your house as it should or its efficiency has diminished, a refrigerant leakage may be the cause of the problem. Don't wait until the compressor fails and the air conditioner can no longer keep your indoor space cool. Instead, call our technicians to assess the condition of your unit and fix it.
3. Dirty Coils
With time, different parts of your cooling unit accumulate dust, dirt, and grime. In most cases, the condenser coil has the greatest debris buildup. This debris inhibits the expulsion of air, forcing your appliance to run constantly to cool your entire space. Since the unit works harder than usual, the excess heat and pressure trapped in the system make the AC's compressor overheat and fail. In case you've noticed that your air conditioner keeps running longer than it should or it's struggling to reach the set temperature, call our team immediately. We will respond promptly, diagnose the issue, and determine the best possible solution.
4. Inadequate Lubrication
Your cooling system needs an adequate amount of lubrication to operate properly. An inadequate lubricant level means the compressor motor won't keep all the parts functioning smoothly. When the motor keeps running without enough oil, it will lead to parts wearing out, which can eventually cause compressor failure. Scheduling professional maintenance service from an experienced technician is the key to preventing this issue. Our well-trained professionals will check the lubricant level, ensure the oil pump works well, and make the necessary adjustments to prevent this and other problems associated with insufficient lubrication.
5. Electrical Issues
Like other electrical appliances, your AC unit can break down due to electrical issues that mostly affect your appliance's wiring and circuit boards. Oxidation and buildup of acids in the cooling system damage the wiring and eat away the circuits' contacts. Since power cannot reach the compressor, it will malfunction without warning. If your air conditioner shuts down abruptly, it's likely an electrical problem. Our qualified technicians will identify the electrical issue and replace the offending circuit board or wiring. We'll also fix other malfunctions that can cause a major breakdown in the future.
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When your AC's compressor malfunctions, your system can no longer operate, and the rising temperatures will make your household uncomfortable. You can avoid common compressor problems by working with one of our qualified technicians from [company_name]. We have a team of air conditioner specialists who know the ins and out of your cooling system, regardless of the make, model, or brand. Our skilled and qualified professionals will fix your unit correctly and quickly. At [company_name], we are committed to delivering 100% satisfaction in every task because we value your comfort. Our company provides heating, cooling, and indoor air quality repair, maintenance, and installation as well as water filtration, plumbing, and insulation services throughout Whittier, CA and beyond. Contact us today to discuss your needs and book an appointment.