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Is Your Compressor Worth Repairing?

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We talk a lot about AC repair in Denton, TX, but not every repair need is the same. A slightly broken or leaking refrigerant line is going to require a much different amount of repairs than a compressor that’s broken down. This blog post is dedicated to deciphering the difference between a simple repair need and one that’s going to require more investment or even a whole system replacement.

When your air conditioner’s compressor breaks down, it can be an anxious occurrence, but we want to remind you that we’ll take good care of you. We deal with faulty compressors all the time, and our team members have the tools to effectively fix them. And, if it’s time for your air conditioner to be replaced, then we can provide that essential service for you as well. We always tell you the costs ahead of time so you can plan and budget accordingly.

Why the Compressor Is a Big Deal

The compressor is the component that really turns your air conditioner from a fan into a complete cooling system. The technology inside of your compressor system is responsible for pressurizing the refrigerant, evaporating and condensing it over and over again, which basically leads to temperatures being cooled inside your home. If your compressor has a major problem or fails to operate as intended, it can cause your home’s temperature to rise and match the temperature outdoors. At that point, your air conditioner is pretty useless, right?

Well, the point of this blog post is to determine whether the repair on your compressor is worth it or not. If your compressor is faulty or needs to be fixed, you might be in better hands if you replace your air conditioning system. Let’s talk about this.

When to Repair Your Compressor

This is a tricky question, but hopefully we can answer it fully for you. A compressor needs to be repaired if your air conditioner is going to function as intended. We urge any homeowner out there to schedule air conditioner repair if they detect any problems that sound like they could be from the compressor.

However, diagnosing a repair problem might not be in your wheelhouse. How do you even know that a problem is your system’s compressor or some other malfunctioning component? It’s a safe bet to call our team for repairs regardless of where you think the problem might be originating from.

When to Replace the Whole System

Now, if you do have a compressor problem and you’re sure of it, there are two options available to you: you can either get the compressor repaired by a professional or you can hire a pro to completely replace your air conditioner.

Repairing your compressor is a good idea if it’s relatively new and in good shape. A system with a few years left on it should be fixed and maintained so you don’t spend more money than you want to.

You should replace the whole AC system if the unit is worn down, 10 years old or more, or if the compressor requires such extensive and expensive repairs that they’re not worth the cost.

Call Aire Texas Heating and Air Conditioning for comprehensive AC repair. Doing it right the first time every time!


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