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Air Conditioning Tips: Why Your Compressor Won’t Come On

Wednesday, June 26th, 2013 at 9:32 am

The compressor in your central air conditioning system is an essential component, and if your compressor will not turn on your AC simply will not be able to cool your home down. When the refrigerant in your system reaches the compressor, it is a cool, low-pressure gas. The compressor squeezes the refrigerant, packing the molecules tighter together in order to boost its temperature and energy. Then the refrigerant goes to the condenser, where is it able to dissipate its heat into the outdoor air. If your compressor does not come on, there is no way for the cooling process to begin. Here are a few reasons that your compressor may fail to do its job from the Melbourne, FL air conditioning pros at Next Generation.

One of the most common reasons that a compressor will fail to start up is faulty wiring. Your compressor, like any other mechanical device, requires a reliable power source in order to operate dependably. If the main power cord feeding your compressor is burnt, corroded or torn, contact a professional AC repair technician to replace the wire. It is also possible that the wiring to the start capacitors, or even the devices themselves, is faulty. If so, your compressor will not start up.

Mechanical issues can also result in an inoperative compressor. Routine system maintenance is the best way to avoid such problems. If any bearings are compromised or even if the motor is not sufficiently oiled it is possible for the operation of your compressor to be compromised.

Finally, the refrigerant that your compressor compresses may itself be the problem. During the cooling process, this refrigerant is condensed, compressed and evaporated. It is never, however, consumed by the system. If there is insufficient refrigerant within your system you most likely have a refrigerant leak somewhere. If enough of the refrigerant leaks out of your system, the compressor may not start up. Schedule service with a professional AC technician to have your refrigerant recharged.

To learn more about how your AC works, contact the Melbourne, FL air conditioning technicians at Next Generation. We’re here to answer any questions you may have. Call today to learn more or to schedule the services you need to get your compressor up and running again.

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