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Air Conditioning Repair Guide: Protect Your Compressor

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Air Conditioning Repair Guide: Protect Your Compressor

The compressor can perhaps be described as the heart of your air conditioning system. This component pumps refrigerant through the system, adding pressure and increasing the temperature so that it can give off heat at the condenser and carry on with its cycle. Without a working compressor, your entire unit is useless. And sometimes, a broken compressor cannot be repaired. It may just be that the entire unit needs replacement. Keep your compressor in good condition by following a few simple steps, and call Dynamic Mechanical Heating & Air Conditioning for air conditioning repair and maintenance.

Call for repairs at the first sign of trouble

Pay attention to even the most subtle signs that your air conditioner is struggling. When there is a refrigerant leak, for example, you may notice that your home takes longer to cool down. The bigger issue is that your compressor is designed to take on a certain amount of refrigerant, and a small leak can cause it to struggle, leading to a potential failure. Call a technician anytime you notice your unit is short cycling, struggling to start, making noises, or cooling inefficiently.

Set your thermostat to an efficient temperature

One of the ways many homeowners inflict damage upon their air conditioning systems is by setting the thermostat too low. When you come home after a long, hot day, you may be tempted to turn the AC down to 68 degrees in the hopes that it will cool off faster. However, this is a myth about air conditioning that can really wear down the system. It won’t cool down any faster just because you lower the temperature, and it’s better for your system if you keep the thermostat at a warmer but comfortable setting.

Schedule regular maintenance

Scheduling regular professional maintenance is perhaps the best way to keep your air conditioner in top shape. When a technician comes to your home for maintenance, they’ll check the refrigerant levels, fan performance, electrical components, and much more, including the state of your compressor. They may make a few minor adjustments to keep your system in peak condition and prevent the compressor from falling into decline.

Trust Dynamic Mechanical Heating & Air Conditioning for air conditioning repair or maintenance in Farmington.

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April 03, 2015 | Categories: Air Conditioning Service

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