The condenser, compressor and evaporator do most of the work in your air conditioner. Although all three of these components are vital for the proper functioning of your AC system, your compressor requires maintenance the most. Here are three common causes of AC compressor failure in Pensacola, Florida.

Refrigerant Issues

Refrigerant is important for your compressor to function correctly. It can leak when there are holes or cracks in your refrigerant lines. Low refrigerant levels force the compressor to work harder to pump refrigerant through your home so it can remain cool. Eventually, this extra effort will cause your compressor to fail. If you suspect a refrigerant leak, get it checked out by one of our professionals right away.

On the other hand, if there’s too much refrigerant in your AC system, the compressor also has to work harder. As a result, it’ll cause the AC compressor to fail and your system to break down. To avoid this from happening, only a professional should charge the refrigerant.

Dirty Coils

A buildup of dust, grime or minerals can restrict the AC compressor from expelling enough heat from your air conditioner. As a result, it’ll force it to constantly run to cool your space. With this increased heat and pressure, your AC compressor can fail.

Electrical Issues

A buildup of acids can result in electrical failure, damaging your compressor and other components. If your compressor fails, make sure that your service technician tests for acids. If he finds acids, an electrical burnout may cause severe damage to your AC system that’s very costly to repair, making it more cost-effective to upgrade to a new air conditioner.

Regular maintenance by the professionals at Cutler Heating and Air can reduce the chances of compressor failure. One of our qualified service technicians can inspect your system and repair any damage before you end up with compressor failure. Contact us today at 850-208-3298.

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