There are many components that undergo a lot of stress as the air conditioner runs and one in particular is the compressor. The compressor moves the refrigerant from the evaporator coils and the condenser coils during which time the refrigerant turns to a liquid back to a gas. The compressor works constantly all summer long. As a result, it can wear down and ultimately fail. When a compressor begins to fail it will give some signs. Air Supply Heating & Air Conditioning will share the common signs the compressor is failing and what solutions are available.
Air Conditioner Leaking Water
Moisture leaks or puddling around the air conditioner unit often indicate a refrigerant leak. When the refrigerant leaks out from the compressor, it shows that the compressor is damaged. However, when refrigerant begins to leak, this can cause your power bill to spike as well as become a health concern. When there is puddle of moisture around the air conditioner often it is the compressor.
Weak Air Flow
Low airflow is one sign that can be a bit tricky to determine if it is the compressor or another problem. When a compressor first begins to fail, then often the air flow will become weak. As the compressor continues to get worse the airflow will also become weaker. If the compressor completely breaks down you will feel warm air coming from the air vents.
Air Conditioner Making Clicking Noise
A ticking noise that occurs when the cooling system kicks on and off is a sign that the air conditioner compressor is about to fail. The ticking noise occurs when the air conditioner is struggling to turn on or off and is due to the electrical relay to the compressor going bad. The electrical relay will need to be inspected and replaced if needed. When there is a ticking noise make sure to contact an HVAC professional.
AC Rattling Noise
When there is a rattling noise that is coming from the air conditioner, it is due to a loose part or screw that has come loose and is bouncing inside the compressor motor. If there is a rattling coming from the air conditioner while it is running. it can cause serious damage and even become dangerous. When you hear a rattling or banging noise, turn off the air conditioner immediately and contact an HVAC repair service.
AC Blowing Hot Air
When the air flow from the air conditioner begins to feel warm this is another sign the compressor is failing. However, warm air can also mean the refrigerant is low. When you are feeling warm air coming from the air vents, it is best to turn off the air conditioner and have the compressor and the refrigerant inspected to locate the culprit of the warm air.
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Having one or multiple signs of the compressor failing is a sure sign to seek professional assistance immediately. If the compressor fails, it can have negative effects on other components and cause additional damages. To prevent major cost on repairs when your air conditioner is giving signs the compressor is failing, contact Air Supply Heating & Air Conditioning and schedule our services today.