Broken Down Compressor

For numerous reasons, many people find themselves in need of air conditioning repair. This need is generally due to a failure of one of the three main parts of an air conditioner: the evaporator, the compressor, or the condenser. Both the compressor and condenser are located on the outside of the home in the main unit itself. The breakdown of the air conditioner compressor is a common problem that many people will experience especially during this time of year.

However, there are only a few ways in which the compressor of an air conditioner usually breaks down. The first is by poor maintenance. What is meant by poor maintenance? Well, the most common problem is the running of the air conditioner without the correct charge of freon. Over or under charging of the freon in the refrigerant lines has detrimental effects on the rest of the system, not to mention that it causes the air to blow out of the vents at uneven and incorrect temperatures. When the air is warmer than it should be, an air conditioner runs longer to make the house the desired temperature, therefore using more electricity and increasing the power bill, which no one wants to happen to them.

The amount of time that the air conditioner runs also has a large effect upon the air compressor. The air compressor is much like a computer. Whenever someone gets a new computer, it seems to boot-up in a jiffy. But the older it gets, the slower it becomes until the mechanisms that power the computer seem to stop working correctly. The same is true for the air compressor. Since the compressor is engaged each time the unit cuts on, the more often the air is engaged, the more wear and tear the compressor takes and, in turn, the more likely it is to develop some type of problem resulting in air conditioning repair.

While attempting to beat the heat during the remainder of summer (which in some southern states could be several more months), everyone hopes that their air conditioner will hold up and pull through strongly, much like their favorite athlete that will be competing in the Olympics in a few weeks. But this will not always be the case. Many will find themselves in need of air conditioning repair for a broken down compressor (and many other reasons). These problems with air conditioner compressors, while they may seem to disrupt a person’s life, are problems that can be tended to quickly with the help of the right repair man. It is important to watch out for warning signs that your air conditioner sends you and make sure that you know exactly who to call in case something does go wrong, so you’re not left to sweat it out yourself… literally.