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Signs You Need to Schedule AC Compressor Repair

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It’s important for homeowners in Germantown, Gaithersburg, Potomac, Clarksburg, and throughout Montgomery County, MD to have a fully working air conditioning system for the hot months ahead. Summer 2012 was the third hottest summer on record for the U.S., according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), and summer 2013 could be just as bad.
The AC unit’s compressor is one of the most important parts of the system, and so it is essential for you to be able to identify when you have a broken compressor. Think you may have a faulty AC compressor? The expert AC technicians here at Michael Bonsby Heating & Air Conditioning can help you determine whether your unit does have a broken compressor or some other problem, and they can perform necessary AC repairs—quickly and accurately. Keep reading to learn more about dealing with a broken compressor.

Broken Compressor Warning Signs

There are four major warning signs of a broken AC compressor:

Hard Starts

Does your AC unit seem to not start as smoothly as it used to? Does it tend to jerk around—as if different parts are turning on at separate times rather than working together? This means your unit is experiencing “hard starts,” which is typically the first warning sign that your AC compressor is broken.

No Cool Air

If your AC unit’s blower fan and compressor work fine when the unit is turned on but no cool air is coming from the vents, there is a compressor problem—call us at 301-990-7970 for compressor repair, a job that’s best left to a professional AC technician.

Unusual Noises

If your AC system makes unusual squealing, growling, or rattling noises—it can mean that there is a compressor problem or some other problem that should be addressed as soon as possible.

Circuit Breaker Short Outs

Does your AC unit’s circuit breaker short out frequently when the air conditioner is turned on? This is another sign that your unit needs compressor repair.

What Causes an AC Compressor to Break?

An AC compressor can break for several possible reasons such as a blown fuse (commonly caused by the compressor tripping the breaker), a broken motor overload protector, or burnt wiring. There could also be serious internal damage inside the compressor.

Regardless of the cause of the broken compressor, it is important to have this serious AC problem properly inspected and diagnosed by a professional AC technician in MD. Contact Michael Bonsby Heating & Air Conditioning today for AC compressor repair—don’t be left inside a hot, uncomfortable home during the hot days ahead.

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