There are many reasons why your air conditioner compressor may fail. At Arnold Service Co., we are committed to providing our clients with high-quality products for home comfort for years to come. When your A/C compressor does fail, most of the damage is caused by the excess stress. Here are some examples and precautions for a damaged air conditioner compressor:
• Dirty Coils-
When grime, dust and other unwanted items ruin your coil, it makes your compressor’s job keeping the A/C unit itself cool.
• Low Refrigerant Charge- Sometimes, your refrigerant line will endure cracks that lead to refrigerant leaks and the overuse of your compressor, which lead to premature failure.
• Too Much Refrigerant- If you have a non-professional work on your air conditioning system and they add more than is necessary or the wrong type, it could be a massive problem for your compressor.
Because most air conditioning systems are located outside, there are many natural elements that can end up in your system and cause damage. Whether it be air, leaves, acid, even bird and pest droppings, there are many things that can enter your A/C unit and damage your compressor.
• Electrical Problems-
Electrical problems can be caused by acid and damage multiple parts of the unit including the compressor. Before replacing your new compressor, make sure you have a professional inspect for the existing acid to avoid having your new system damaged.
• Incorrect Suction Lines-
Make sure you have a correct suction line size that accommodates your A/C unit. A line that’s too large or small can cause early compressor failure.
No matter the situation, Arnold Service Co. is your number one choice for any heating or air conditioner service, so if you have any questions or concerns about your A/C compressor, contact us!