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Should I Have My Problematic Air Conditioner Compressor Replaced?

While many parts of the country are preparing for fall by ensuring their heating systems are in good shape for the coming cooler temperatures, we are still using our air conditioning systems on a consistent basis. Hopefully, you haven’t had any trouble with your home cooling system, particularly if you had it properly maintained before the summer season began. However, no system is completely immune to problems, whether it be a refrigerant leak, breached ductwork, or a failed capacitor.

One of the most serious AC issues you can find yourself facing is that of a failed compressor. The compressor is essentially the heart of your cooling system. In many cases, replacing the compressor is not only possible but also recommended. However, if your system is aging or showing other trouble, then you may want to consider an entire AC replacement.

Should I Replace the Compressor or the Whole System?

The most important thing you can do when making a decision such as this is get in touch with professional HVAC technicians with the proper licensing and experience, such as the members of our team. We’ll be able to lead you in the right direction. The thing is, the compressor is one of the most commonly misdiagnosed components in your air conditioner and one of the costliest to replace, so you want a company you can trust.

If it is actually the compressor that’s giving your system trouble, then you will first want to determine if that component is still under warranty. If a manufacturer warranty will allow you to avoid the cost of a compressor and only have to deal with labor costs, then replacing the compressor may very well be worth it. While it’s unlikely your compressor will break down while still under warranty, it’s well worth looking into.

If you have an aging air conditioning system and the compressor has started showing troubling symptoms or failed all together, and/or is no longer under warranty, then you might want to consider a full system replacement. While your budget and other factors will of course need to be taken into consideration, in the long run this may truly be your best option.

For quality air conditioning installation and services Royal Palm Beach, FL, contact Envirotech Air Quality Services today.

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