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Do I Need AC Compressor Repair?

It’s important for homeowners in the Kansas City, Lenexa, Olathe, and Overland Park area to have a fully working air conditioning system for the hot months ahead. According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), summer 2012 was the third hottest summer on record for the U.S.—and summer 2013 could be just as bad.

An AC unit’s compressor is one of the most critical parts of the system, so it is essential for you to be able to identify when you have a broken compressor. Do you think you may have a faulty AC compressor? The expert air conditioning technicians at Top Notch Heating, Cooling & Plumbing can help you determine whether your unit has a broken compressor or some other problem, and they can perform any necessary AC repairs quickly and accurately.

Give us a call today at (913) 535-8002 if you think you may have a broken AC compressor or keep reading for more information.

Signs of a Broken AC Compressor

At Top Notch, we want you to be on the lookout for four major warning signs of a broken AC compressor:

No Cool Air

Does 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? This means there is a compressor problem—contact us for compressor repair, a job that’s best left to a professional air conditioning technician.

Hard Starts

Does your AC unit appear to not start as smoothly as it used to? Do you notice that it appears to be jerking around—as if different parts are turning on at different times rather than working together? This means your unit is experiencing “hard starts,” which is one of the first warning signs of a broken AC compressor.

Unusual Noises

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

Circuit Breaker Short Outs

Does your AC unit’s circuit breaker short out frequently when the system is turned on? This is another warning sign of a broken AC compressor that requires immediate repair.

What Causes an AC Compressor to Break?

There are several possible reasons an AC compressor may break—a blown fuse (commonly caused by the compressor tripping the breaker), a broken motor overload protector, or burnt wiring are the most common ones. There could also be serious internal damage inside the compressor.

No matter what the cause of the broken compressor, it’s very important to have this serious AC problem inspected and diagnosed by a professional air conditioning technician in the Kansas City, Lenexa, Olathe, and Overland Park area.

Contact Top Notch Heating, Cooling & Plumbing today for AC compressor repair—the last thing you want is to be left inside a hot, uncomfortable home during the hot days ahead.