Why My AC Compressor Is Not Working
Here in Florida, a home’s AC system is not a luxury; it’s a necessity.
While most parts of the country use their AC for only half a year, here in the Sunshine State we rely on our air conditioners nearly all year long.
Our tropical weather is demanding on every part of your cooling system. But, it’s especially hard on the compressor, which is constantly working to keep you and your Cape Coral or Ft. Myers home cool in our hot climate.
Purpose Of My AC Compressor
The AC compressor is the heart of your air conditioning system.
As you’d expect by the name, it compresses the refrigerant molecules together, allowing it to absorb the heat from inside your home to be carried outside and vented.
AC Compressor Warning Signs
There are several distinct warning signs your compressor needs repair or replacement.
-Reduced cooling occurs if your AC system isn’t cooling enough or is blowing warm air. This may be a sign of a problem with the compressor.
-Excessive cycling or running for just a few moments before shutting off again indicates a hard start issue. There is most likely an electrical problem within the AC compressor unit, or possibly a switch or solenoid.
-Overheating can result from an electrical problem or a mechanical issue inside the AC compressor unit. Excessive icing on the condenser unit can also signal an internal compressor issue.
If your system is exhibiting any of these warning signs, contact us for AC repair, (239) 693-9005
Diagnosing My AC Compressor
Here are a few of the most common reasons AC compressors stop working:
- Dirty condenser coils
- Blocked suction lines
- Low or excessive refrigerant charge
- Electrical problems
- Contaminants in the system
- Insufficient oil lubricant
- Malfunctioning thermostat
Most internal components require special tools for any diagnostic service or AC repair. In addition, draining, flushing, and charging an AC system also requires specialized tools, training, and certification.
If you suspect that your AC compressor, or any other component needs service, our highly trained technicians will evaluate your system and perform any repair needed.
Contact us for AC repair for your Cape Coral or Ft. Myers home, (239) 693-9005