Your AC compressor has the difficult job of turning cool, low pressure gas into hot, high pressure gas. This is just one step in the complex multi-step cooling process, but if it fails, the entire AC unit fails.
If you are experiencing any of the following, your AC compressor may be failing:
Tripped circuit breaker: A malfunctioning compressor can cause your circuit breaker to trip which cuts the power to your air conditioner. If this happens often, there’s a good chance your compressor is failing.
No cool air: If your AC compressor isn’t working, it can hinder the cooling process.
Hard starts: If your AC shakes and shutters violently each time you turn it on, your compressor is probably busted.
Strange sounds: Unfamiliar rattling or banging sounds may be a sign of a failing compressor.
As a rule of thumb, it’s always good to maintain and clean your air conditioner. Proper maintenance may not only prevent compressor failure, but on the whole it will keep your air conditioning unit operating at peak efficiency and design performance.
We recommend the following AC maintenance regimen:
At Neighborhood, we will diagnose your specific compressor problems, and repair them as necessary. But that’s not all. We will also come prepared to evaluate the health of your entire system and tackle any other unexpected AC issues.