The air conditioner compressor is a very important spare part, which is also called its heart.
The service life of a conventional air conditioner is about 7-10 years. This period directly depends on the operation of the main unit of the device, that is, the compressor. The service life can be reduced in the case of: incorrect calculation of heat inflows into the house, incorrect selection of equipment, failure to regularly maintain the mechanism, poor installation, as well as improper use of the air conditioner.
The principle of operation of the compressor is very simple: it draws refrigerant vapors from the evaporator, compresses them, and directs them to the condenser, thus ensuring condensation of the vapor and the refrigerant circulates through the pipes of the system. Manufacturers of air conditioners are trying to constantly improve the work and all components of the compressor to increase the reliability of the entire device.
The air conditioner consumes less electricity and creates less vibration and noise. In addition, the new motor design provides a small size of the device, so the system is lightweight. Compressors can be dynamic and volumetric. In turn, volumetric compressors can be scroll, rotary, screw, and reciprocating. Dynamic compressors work by converting kinetic energy into potential energy.
Dynamic compressors can be centrifugal and axial. By the way of performing their functions, compressors can be open, semi-hermetic, and hermetic. Almost all models of air conditioners have built-in hermetic compressors that cannot be repaired.
In order to avoid compressor breakdown, you need to regularly diagnose your device. Such work should be performed only by a competent specialist. Every year, manufacturers of household appliances want to improve the operation of air conditioners and try to introduce all new developments. The latest introduction was the air conditioner protection system against voltage fluctuations.
Don’t delay your air conditioner repair. Do not forget that repairing is much easier and cheaper immediately after a breakdown occurs. If your air conditioner is working, but making strange noises or not cooling the room enough, it’s time to contact the technicians.
Don’t wait until the air conditioner is completely out of order. In the case of untimely repairs, there is a very high possibility that a long complex repair will be required. Even a few days without air conditioning in the summer heat in San Diego County, CA will bring great discomfort to the whole family. But by calling the masters from SDAC Heating & Air Conditioning you can avoid this problem.