The compressor is an important part of your air conditioner. All parts of the unit are vital but the compressor is the kind that allows the cooling unit to provide cool air. If the compressor fails to perform, you can face two types of issues, the first one is the cooling system that cannot cool and the second one is a repair that may be too expensive.
Regular maintenance is one of the best ways to keep your compressor in good working shape. Here are a few signs of a bad compressor that shows you need a repair or replacement.
- Loud or Strange Noises From The Unit: It is extremely hot outside, you turn on the air conditioner and it starts smoothly. The compressor and compressor’s fan motor are working properly. What if you hear a rumbling noise, banging noise, and popping sound after some time? These types of weird sounds may be a sign of many potential issues. In such a case, you should turn off the unit immediately and call the professional.
- Higher Power Bills: What happens if you receive a higher energy bill, what happens if your utility bill is higher than the previous few months’ bills? If this happens to you, it is time to check your air conditioner as soon as possible. This cooling system is designed to run efficiently. If the system creates a problem in running smoothly, it might be time to call a pro at Aire One Peel.
- Not Producing Cool Air: The air conditioner is designed to provide you with cool air. If the unit fails in delivering cool air, this is a clear sign that it is potentially failing. When the compressor does not operate, the cooling unit no longer provides any cold air. A failed compressor can cause a weakened function of the air conditioner.
- Hard Starting: Whenever you turn on the unit, it takes time to start. This is a sign that the compressor struggles to provide cool air. The air conditioner may start after a while but it drains excess energy to do it. An experienced technician can fix the problem and enhance the life of the compressor.
When You’ll Still Need AC Replacement
Repair may fix the issue with your malfunctioning compressor, but it may still not be worth the cost. If your system is around 15 years or more, it is good to replace it with a new one. Feel free to talk to our professionals at Aire One Peel about whether to repair or replace.