There is a whole myriad of issues that can affect air conditioners, covering a wide range of severity. Some of these problems can be easily repaired, without worrying about them progressing any further. Some can be repaired in time to save the system from further damage, if caught early enough. Then there are some which, if your air conditioner contracts them, more or less make it necessary to replace the entire system. Let’s take a look at one of the worst problems that your air conditioner can face: a broken compressor.
What Is the Compressor?
Your air conditioner’s compressor is a pump designed to circulate refrigerant gas throughout the system. After the refrigerant has been evaporated to absorb heat from your indoor air, it is the compressor that sends it to the condenser unit outside. The compressor makes it possible for your air conditioner to operate, and helps to maintain a steady rhythm while the system is on.
The compressor is one of the most vital parts of your air conditioner. It is so important that it is often cheaper to replace the entire air conditioner than to replace a compressor. So it is important to know what kinds of issues affect your compressor. If you notice any of these, you should call for repairs immediately.
Ice on your air conditioner is a pretty major problem in and of itself. If left alone, though, it can spread down the refrigerant line to the compressor. This can cause it to break down and need replacing. Short-cycling is another issue that can indicate a problem with the compressor, typically caused by liquid refrigerant flowing into the part, which isn’t designed to handle it.
If you suspect a problem with your air conditioner compressor, call Roznovak’s Services. We repair and replace air conditioners throughout Austin, TX.