Brown's Heating & Cooling Blog: Posts Tagged ‘Air Conditioning repair’

AC Compressor Failure: Do You Repair or Replace?

Monday, July 6th, 2020
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So, you’ve been told (or you suspect) that your air conditioner’s compressor has failed and is the cause of your cooling system breakdown. The next question is, should you pay to have your system repaired, or should you have it replaced? Before we answer this, we have to explain the role of the compressor in your air conditioner.

If the thermostat serves as the brain of your AC, then the compressor is the heart. It’s what enables the refrigerant process so that your air conditioner will actually do the job it was designed to do. When the compressor fails, the whole air conditioner fails along with it. Sure, your fans might still run, but you won’t feel any cooled air coming out through the vents.

When you ask “Should I repair my air conditioner or replace it,” in this case, what you’re really asking is if you should replace the compressor or buy a whole new air conditioner. The latter is usually the right answer, but not in every instance.

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Signs Your Air Conditioner Needs Professional Repair

Monday, June 8th, 2020
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Spring is almost officially over and summer temps are well on their way. This means that soon enough, you’ll be using your air conditioner on a consistent basis. The last thing you need when this time comes is to have a sudden breakdown and a sudden repair or replacement need when temperatures are at their highest.

The good news here is that most cooling system repair issues give out signs and symptoms well before they force the system to shut down. And while you shouldn’t ever attempt to formally diagnose or repair a malfunctioning air conditioner on your own, you can still spot the signs that you do need AC repair, and take the appropriate steps to mitigate the problem. This means giving our pros a call!

Of course, you have to know that your air conditioner has a repair need in order to call for repairs, right? Well fortunately, there are some telltale signs you can watch out for. We’ve listed a few below:

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