HVAC Air Compressor

Your air conditioner functions mainly by changing a liquid refrigerant to a gas. To complete this feat, an air compressor component is necessary.

What Is an Air Compressor?

The compressor’s work is to raise the refrigerant’s temperature by increasing and squeezing the refrigerant’s pressure. 

As soon as the temperature increases to a certain point above the ambient temperature, the liquid refrigerant moves throughout the system.

As soon as the refrigerant is heated, it begins to move through the condenser coils on the external unit. This releases the heat absorbed by the refrigerant to the outside. This then chills the air inside your home. 

Potential Air Compressor Problems

The air compressor often is titled the heart of the Air Conditioner unit. The entire air conditioning cycle cannot continue without this component, which initiates the refrigerant’s heating.

From here, things can break down really fast if you are facing compressor problems.

There are several factors that can be the cause if your compressor is not working properly. Most often, this happens due to a lack of electricity to the unit. However, this problem could occur from somewhere else. If you detect the following problems with your air conditioner, the compressor might be the culprit:

  • Air discharge is either too high or too low
  • Unit is not cooling as it used to
  • AC unit goes off when starting

If you are not sure about the problems plaguing your system, contact a professional HVAC specialist.

At AC Repair Center, we provide both the maintenance and installation services you need to keep your home as comfortable as possible. Contact us today to schedule an appointment.