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A Failing Air Conditioner Compressor

Nov 26

A common misconception among homeowners is that their “air conditioner” is a single component. While it may seem like just a unit, your air conditioner is more of a collection of components.

In this article, we’ll look at one of the most important of these components, the “heart” of your system, the AC compressors, how they work, what may go wrong with them, and warning signs of a failing AC compressor.

Call Dayton Heating & Air if you need professional AC repair in Gainesville, Florida. Their skilled technicians are always ready to assist in the diagnosis and repair of HVAC problems in a timely and cost-effective manner. To request an estimate, call them at (352) 317-2132 or fill out their contact form.


What is an AC Compressor, and How Does It Work?

The compressor or pump, which is housed within the condensing unit, is an important component of your HVAC system to maintain your desired air temperature.

No compressor, no cooling.

It serves as a conduit between the evaporator coil, which sits on top of your furnace, and the condensing coil, which is within the large box outside of your home. The AC compressor works to raise the temperature of the refrigerant to transfer heat to the indoor coil. The process then repeats itself, resulting in a constant exchange of heat.

The compressor eliminates heat from the air, which keeps your Gainesville, Florida, house comfortable all year.



Although no AC compressor unit lasts forever, regular maintenance will assure the long life of your compressor while also keeping your AC unit healthy and efficient and your home comfortable for years to come. Learn more at our HVAC YouTube channel.

The experienced experts at Dayton Heating & Air are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, for any type of AC problem, not just compressors. To request an estimate, please contact (352) 317-2132 or make an appointment online.