Archive for July 2018

2 Common Causes of Insufficient Compressor Lubrication

Most residential air conditioners utilize reciprocating compressors to pressurize the gaseous refrigerant. The compressors ensure that the refrigerant flows readily through the system. Reciprocating compressors work in the same manner as automotive engines, with pistons that move back and forth inside of a closed cylinder. Also like automotive engines, reciprocating compressors require constant lubrication to…

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2 Common Causes of Air Conditioner Compressor Burnout

All air conditioners rely on the component known as the compressor to circulate refrigerant throughout the system. The compressor achieves this task by increasing the pressure and velocity of the gaseous refrigerant returning from the evaporator coil. Without a working compressor, your air conditioning system simply wouldn’t be able to cool your home. Unfortunately, the…

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