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Common Causes of AC Compressor Failure

The compressor is considered to be the heart of the air conditioning system. Therefore, if it fails, the entire air conditioning system fails. In this post, your local air conditioning installation contractor Sierra Air discusses the common causes of AC compressor failure and how it can be prevented.

What Causes Compressor Failure?

Compression is a crucial stage in the refrigeration cycle. It’s what puts the refrigerant into a very cold state that results in cooled air. The following are some of the most common causes of AC compressor failure:

1. Dirty Coils — Dust, grime and mineral deposits can build up on the condenser coils. When this happens, the air conditioner can’t expel waste heat from the system, which affects its efficiency and ca