Air Conditioning Compressor Failure And What To Do

Air condition compressor is the heart of your air conditioner. Without an air compressor, your air conditioner will not be useful to you. That is why you have to do everything in your power to ensure that the air condition compressor is working at its best at all times.

You have to do your best to avoid things that lead to air compressor failure. There are a lot of things that can lead to failure of the air compressor. Knowing about these things will help you prevent them so that you can keep your air conditioner working at its best at all times. Here are the things that usually lead to air condition compressor failure that you should avoid;

Air Condition Compressor Issues To Look For When It Is A Problem

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1. Blocked Suction lines

The refrigerant is supposed to flow effectively through its pipes. When these pipes are blocked or damaged, it becomes impossible for the refrigerant to flow effectively. This makes it impossible for your air conditioner to cool your space as effectively as it normally does. Failure to fix this problem as soon as possible will eventually lead to total failure. When the suction lines are blocked, it will not take long for you notice because you space will be hotter than usual yet your conditioner is running. 

2. Dirty coils

Dust and grime can build up on the condenser coils of your air conditioner. This makes it very difficult for it to lose heat as effectively as it is supposed to. When your air conditioner can’t expel heat effectively, it will be forced to run continuously to be able to cool down your space. This means that your air compressor will be working for long periods of time. increased pressure and temperature will eventually lead to overheating. Too much heating in the compressor will eventually lead to failure.

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What About Electrical Issues ?

3. Electrical problems

Electrical failure can lead to a buildup of acids, something that will in the long run lead to the damage of the compressor and other parts that surround it. if your compressor has failed, ask your technician to check the surrounding areas to ensure that there are no acids that can lead to damage. These acids are usually generated when there is an electrical burnout.

The best way to prevent problems that can be caused by electrical faults is ensuring that the electrical parts of your air conditioner are inspected on a regular basis. A technician should take a look at the fuses, wiring and other electrical components to identify problems early and to fix them before they turn into big problems. 

4. Too much refrigerant

Too much refrigerant in your system can lead to compressor failure. This usually happens when you hire people who are unqualified to work on your conditioner. Such individual can end up adding to much refrigerant to your air conditioner, something that will lead to compressor failure after some time. Adding the wrong type of refrigerant can also lead to compressor problem.

The best way to prevent compressor problems that can be caused by too much refrigerant or because of addition of the wrong refrigerant is ensuring that your air conditioner is only touched by people who are qualified for the job. 

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5. Presence of contaminants in the system

There are many contaminants that can get into your air conditioner. High heat and pressure makes it easier for contaminants to get into your air conditioner. The location where your air conditioner is housed can also encourage contaminants to get into the system.

Contaminants that can lead to compressor problems include things like dirt, debris, moisture, air, leaves, soot, bird droppings, acids etc. To prevent this problem, you have to ensure that your air conditioner does not over heat and that it is not in a location that is exposed to these contaminants. Regular inspection by a technician will also help. 

What About Lubrication ?

6. Inadequate lubrication

Proper lubrication of the compressor is very important. Without lubrication, there will be a lot of friction between the moving parts of air conditioning compressor. Too much friction will lead to overheating. Friction can lead to all manner of problems in your AC unit. The best way to prevent this problem is by ensuring that your air compressor lubrication is checked regularly by a qualified technician. A technician will ensure that the air compressor always has enough lubricant levels. 

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