Summer in Amarillo, TX, means scorching heat and the undeniable need for a fully functional air conditioning system. Your Compressor is a crucial component of your AC unit. Without a compressor, your AC couldn’t push cool air through your system. A compressor failure can be costly and inconvenient, especially during the sweltering summer months. At A&R Plumbing, Heating, and Air, we want to help you keep your air conditioning system running smoothly. Here are five ways to avoid air conditioning compressor failure and ensure you stay cool this summer.
Schedule Regular Maintenance
One of the most effective ways to prevent compressor failure is to schedule regular maintenance for your air conditioning system. A professional technician can inspect your system, clean components, and identify potential issues before they become significant problems. Regular maintenance extends the life of your compressor and increases the overall efficiency of your air conditioning system.
Keep Your Air Filters Clean
Dirty air filters restrict airflow, increasing pressure and stress on your compressor. Changing or cleaning your air filters every 1-3 months, depending on usage and the type of filter, ensures proper airflow and reduces the strain on your compressor. A clean air filter also helps maintain good indoor air quality by removing dust, allergens, and other airborne particles.
Monitor Refrigerant Levels
Low refrigerant levels can cause your compressor to work harder than necessary, leading to potential overheating and damage. Have a professional technician check your refrigerant levels during routine maintenance visits. If your system is low on refrigerant, we’ll ensure it’s properly charged and check for any leaks that may be causing the issue.
Ensure Proper Airflow Around the Outdoor Unit
Your outdoor unit needs adequate airflow to function efficiently and prevent compressor failure. Keep the area around the unit free from debris, plants, and other obstructions that can restrict airflow. Regularly clean the outdoor unit’s fins and coils to maintain optimal performance.
Install a Compressor Saver
A compressor saver is a device that can help extend the life of your compressor by reducing the amount of time it takes to start. This device reduces wear and tear on your compressor, lowering the risk of failure. An A & R Plumbing, Heating, and Air technician can recommend the best compressor saver for your system and ensure it’s properly installed.
Let A&R Plumbing, Heating, and Air help keep you cool this summer!
These five tips can help you avoid air conditioning compressor failure and keep your home comfortable throughout the hot Amarillo summer. Don’t wait until you’re facing an emergency – contact A & R Plumbing, Heating, and Air today to schedule your regular maintenance appointment and ensure your air conditioning system is in tip-top shape.