It gets hot quickly in California – and it can cool down just as fast. So a properly working AC and heating system is important. However, not all air conditioners break down when they need repairs, and it can be difficult to tell that your AC is struggling. This is the case with many AC repairs, including bad compressors.
What Is An AC compressor?
The compressor is the heart of the AC unit. This part is responsible for compressing the refrigerant into a high-pressure gas, which releases its heat outside and returns inside as a cool liquid to absorb heat from the air before repeating the process. Without the compressor, the refrigerant won’t be pressurized, keeping the air conditioner from cooling properly.
Signs Of A Bad Compressor
Many symptoms could indicate a bad AC compressor, so keeping a watchful eye on your entire AC system is key to spotting problems. Signs that your compressor is going bad include:
• The compressor won’t turn on
• Warm air instead of cool air comes out of the vents with the AC turned on
• Low airflow
• Abnormally high energy bills
• Hot air isn’t being released from the outdoor unit
• Strange noises when the AC is running
• Frequently tripped circuit breaker for the outdoor unit
Several of these symptoms could be signs of problems unrelated to the compressor, but more than one of them together points to a bad compressor. If you notice any of the above signs, contact a professional to inspect your air conditioner for repairs.
Contact a Professional
Before contacting your AC repair company, you should always make sure that your circuit breaker is supplying power to the unit and isn’t tripped. Turn your thermostat down a few degrees to make it turn on, and listen for the system to turn on correctly. Inspect your outdoor unit to check for debris blocking the system, too.
If you take these steps and still suspect a problem with your AC compressor, contact Mendez Air Conditioning and Heating. We’ll send a skilled technician to quickly pinpoint the problem and repair it, so you can relax in your home once more.
Contact Mendez Air Conditioning and Heating today for more information or to schedule an AC repair appointment.