Your AC compressor is responsible for increasing the refrigerant pressure to expel the heat it absorbs. Without the compressor working properly, not only will your home not cool adequately, but you’ll see higher utility bills. Consider these signs that your AC compressor in Leslie, KY, is malfunctioning and needs professional attention:

Loud Noises From Outside Unit

One of the first things that may draw your attention is unusually loud sounds coming from your outdoor unit. These could include rattling, clunking or screeching sounds, especially when the unit is starting. Some of these sounds indicate something’s broken in the compressor and moving around.

Your AC System Isn’t Starting Normally

When your AC system starts, it’s actually starting the compressor, condenser fan and circulating fan. If the system doesn’t start, it could be an issue with the compressor, but there are other possible causes too. It’s best to have a professional diagnose the AC repair that your system needs.

Circuit Breaker Is Tripping

When a circuit breaker trips, it’s because the AC system is drawing too much power. Appliances like the air conditioner will draw more power when there are problems, like a faulty AC compressor. Call one of our professionals to troubleshoot the issue.

There’s Less Air Coming From Your Vents

Problems like a clogged air filter can reduce the amount of air coming from your vents. If you’ve checked or changed your filter, it could also indicate a problem with your AC compressor. It’s best to have a professional come out to test the unit and identify the underlying problem.

You don’t have to guess whether your AC compressor is bad or if you have some other issue. The air conditioning compressor is routinely checked during your seasonal maintenance. Call today to schedule your AC maintenance visit with the NATE-certified experts at Appalachian Refrigeration, Heating & Cooling.

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