The compressor is the heart of an air conditioning system.  The air conditioner compressor is the part that moves the refrigerant from outside to inside. The compressor propels the refrigerant through the coils to carry out heat exchange. What problems can arise from a faulty compressor?

Some of the common compressor problems are it can completely stop pumping or it can have an electrical short.

If the compressor is not working, the AC unit will not cool your house. If there’s not enough refrigerant, the compressor will run hot and eventually overheat. If there’s too much, the refrigerant will return to the compressor, which can cause it to fail.

Maintaining a compressor can be a complicated process for your average homeowner. If you live in the McKinney Area and you would like to have an efficient AC without doing the maintenance yourself call Bill Joplin’s to learn about enrolling in our Preventative Maintenance Program.