Air Compressor Repair: Signs Your Air Conditioning Needs It

Posted on: 2 February 2023


When it comes to residential AC unit replacement or repair, sometimes you can get away with simply repairing a part that is not working the way it should. The AC compressor repair needs your air conditioner may have, for example, can be taken care of so you don't have to replace the entire unit. It all lies in knowing a little bit more detail about your AC unit and giving your HVAC specialist a call when you have issues with your air conditioner. 

Here are things you should look out for so when your air compressor repair needs or other needs come up, you're ready to take them on with ease. Your residential air conditioning specialist will schedule a consult with you and then discuss with you the price of repairs versus replacement, what they suggest you do, and when they can come out and get the work done. The longer you wait, the more expensive your repairs can be in the end.

Your air conditioner is not cooling

If you don't know what the air compressor does on your air conditioning unit, if you don't have cool air coming out of the unit, you've just found out. Your air conditioner compressor is what helps the refrigerant in your unit keep your air conditioner working so it produces cool air. If it's not producing cool air and the AC compressor needs repair, you have to either repair or replace that component or have the entire air conditioner replaced.

If your air conditioner is older, your HVAC specialist may recommend simply buying a new AC unit. It might be cheaper and more energy efficient to do so. Otherwise, simply doing some air conditioning compressor repair can work wonders in making your air conditioner work like normal again.

Your air conditioner is having inconsistent cooling abilities

Sometimes an air conditioner may seem to be playing tricks on you and will be cool sometimes and not others. This can happen when an air compressor works much of the time but has moments of failure. If this is the case with your situation, you'll feel like some days you have a great AC unit and others like your air conditioner isn't working at all. Your HVAC specialist will help you decide which option is best for you and can get your air conditioner up and running again. Costs vary for the service including parts and labor, so get a quote for repairs before agreeing to any repairs. All repair quotes are estimates only and may vary in the end.

Contact a local HVAC contractor to learn more about AC compressor repairs