Can I Replace Only the Compressor or Do I Need a Whole New A/C

Can I Replace Only the Compressor or Do I Need a Whole New A/C

You wake up in the morning only to find out that your air conditioning system has stopped working due to a faulty compressor. What should you do now? There are actually four solutions that you can choose from: replacement of the compressor coil only, the entire condenser unit, the condenser unit, and the indoor evaporator coil, or you probably need to change the entire system.

Of course, you need to hire a professional technician to examine the case to identify which of these solutions is the best to do. To make the best decision, go through these steps:

  1. Confirm if you really need to replace the compressor.

Sometimes, because of the idea of having no comfort in the middle of summer, we easily believe in what the technicians recommend. Good thing if we hire honest HVAC specialists such as professionals at Lovejoy HVAC. But if you are not sure of the diagnosis of your technician, it is better to ask a second opinion from another company.

Some contractors drop the gun and tell you to buy a new compressor right away, but the real problem could lie elsewhere. Do not assume that this is 100% accurate. Confirm the diagnosis through a second opinion from one of our reputable specialists.

  1. Check if the compressor is still under warranty.

If the compressor is still under warranty, it will be easier for you to get a replacement since you will only be paying for the labor. If not, then…

  1. Compare the cost of the replacement of the compressor with the replacement of the whole unit.

Replacing the compressor is probably a better solution if the part is still under warranty. However, the cost will still depend on the labor fee and other factors, not to mention if you have chosen fraud technicians who ask for hidden fees.

If the warranty has stopped by the time the compressor fails, replacing the entire system would cost slightly more than buying a replacement for the compressor only. But since the outdoor and indoor components of your A/C system should be matched, you may also need to replace the evaporator unit or else you will be faced with great issues in your system’s operations.

We understand that this situation is hard to swallow especially since it involves great investment. But, comfort is one of the most important aspects of your home that should not be delayed. That is why we are here to help.

Whether you need a second opinion, an estimate or installation service for your brand new units, you can count on us. Give us a call today!