The compressor is a component of your air conditioner housed outside of your home in the portion of your air conditioner or heat pump called the condenser. The compressor is used to compress the refrigerant—which travels back and forth between the condenser and the evaporator, cooling the indoor air—back into a liquid.
The refrigerant is constantly transforming from liquid to gas as it moves from the condenser to the evaporator. When it’s in liquid form—after it’s been compressed by the compressor—the refrigerant is extremely cold, so when it travels to the evaporator coil, it can absorb the heat in the indoor air and cool it. As it absorbs the heat, the refrigerant turns into a gas and is sent back to the compressor to be compressed again. This cycle continues over and over until the house reaches the temperature set on the thermostat.
There are a number of reasons why your compressor wouldn’t be working properly, including:
- Age of your compressor
- Unbalanced refrigerant levels
- Poor airflow
- And more
If you’re having problems with your compressor or you need air conditioning services in New Jersey, contact Arctic Air Conditioning today. Our highly trained technicians can help you fix or install a new compressor.