Prevent Compressor Failure In Your HVAC System

In an HVAC system, the compressor is the “heartbeat” of the system and is an essential component as it pumps the refrigerant (vapor) through the coils and line-set. Without the compressor, there would be no transfer of heat and no relief from rising temperatures.

Compressors can fail for many reasons: wear and tear, age, improper installation or repairs, poor maintenance practices, power surge and others.

The most common causes of compressor failure include:

  • Dirty Outdoor (Condenser) Coils
  • Dirty Filters/Indoor (Evaporator) Coils
  • Low Refrigerant Charge
  • Too Much Refrigerant
  • Electrical Problems

Preventative Maintenance Is The Key To Longevity

Most HVAC systems that are properly installed, correctly started up and are well maintained are designed to last about 15 years. The life of the system can be severely shortened if routine maintenance is not followed. This is especially true when it comes to your compressor.

At W.O. Blackstone, our Service and Maintenance Division is intensely focused on providing a seamless customer experience, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Our experience in mechanical systems and emphasis on maintenance ensures the long-term operation and efficiency of your systems.

Visit our Service and Maintenance Page to learn more about our team and the services we provide.