Lack Of Lubrication
Lubrication is the key to any machine's longevity. Without it, parts will start to grind and wear down, eventually leading to a breakdown. The AC compressor is no different. It's one of the most important components in your AC system, and it must be properly lubricated. If it isn't, the compressor will start to overheat and break down.
Dirty Condenser Coils
The AC compressor is responsible for pumping refrigerant through the system. However, it can't do its job properly if the condenser coils are dirty. The coils need to be clean for the compressor to function properly. If they're not, the compressor will overheat and break down.
Some reasons why the coils are dirty include:
- accumulation of dirt, dust, and debris
- leaves and other outdoor debris
- pet hair and dander
Improper Refrigerant Charge
The refrigerant is the lifeblood of your air conditioner. If the system is low on refrigerant, it won't be able to cool your home effectively. It is usually due to a system leak that must be repaired as soon as possible.
System leaks are a common occurrence due to the nature of how air conditioners work. Over time, the refrigerant lines and connections will degrade, resulting in small leaks.
The leak is likely due to a failing component if you have an older system. In this case, it is best to replace the entire system. A new system will be more efficient and will work better.
Faulty Fan Motor
The fan motor is the crucial component for properly working your heat pump. If it breaks down, you will have to replace it. Replacing a fan motor can be expensive, so it is best to avoid this problem by having your heat pump regularly serviced by a qualified technician.
Clogged Evaporator Coil
The evaporator coil is the "cold" coil in your AC unit, making the air inside your home feel cool. The air conditioner's evaporator coil is located inside the indoor air handler or furnace, removing heat from the air as it passes over the coil's surface.
If your AC compressor is not working for any of these reasons, Dial Duron is here to help you. We have highly skilled and experienced AC repair technicians who can troubleshoot and fix any issue with your AC unit in no time.