There are many problems that can develop with your home cooling system over the years. From failed capacitors to refrigerant leaks or damaged air ducts, potential AC repair needs are around every corner. Fortunately, most of these can be spotted early with proper maintenance, and repaired promptly.
One AC system issue that is particularly detrimental though, is that of a broken down compressor—especially if that compressor is beyond the point of repair. If you do face this air conditioning problem, you may be wondering if it is worth it to replace the compressor, or if you’d be better off replacing your entire air conditioner all at once.