To enjoy the benefits of a home air conditioning system, you don’t need to be an expert in how AC works. As long as you can set the thermostat to your preferred temperature, you should be good to go. However, you might be wondering what is going on behind the scenes when your system kicks on and the cool air begins to flow.

If so, this article is for you. The content below will take a look at what a home AC compressor does and why it plays a crucial role in bringing your space down to a comfortable temperature on the hottest of summer days. If you need help with your system, please contact TAM A/C and Heat today for assistance.

Maintaining the Flow

The refrigerant in your air conditioning system is what allows the system to suck up heat inside of your house and take that heat to the outdoors. It is the job of the compressor to move the refrigerant from outside to inside and back again. The refrigerant has to move from the compressor unit – which lives outside – and the evaporator, which is found somewhere in your home. It is the compressor that allows the refrigerant to make that trip successfully. Trane is one of our ac brands we install.  They say the “AC compressor works with other parts of your outdoor unit to pump liquid refrigerant into your indoor unit, where it will evaporate and cool your home.”

To say that the compressor is an important part of the AC system would be an understatement. Quite simply, your air conditioner would not do anything without the compressor doing its job. The refrigerant needs to move throughout the system to take heat from inside to out, and it can only do so with the help of the compressor.

Some Simple Keys

There isn’t much you can or should do to care for your compressor. As long as it is working properly, you can continue to enjoy the cool air provided by your AC system without thinking much about the technical side of the equation. And, if there is a problem, it’s best to call in professional help as opposed to trying to fix anything on your own.

With that said, one thing you can do is to make sure the area around your condenser is kept clean and clear. Allowing buildup around the condenser unit could cause it to get hotter than it would otherwise, and that heat buildup could be bad news for the compressor. So, make it a point to keep this area clear and give the unit plenty of room to “breathe”. Also, if you notice any problems with your air conditioning system, be sure to call in a professional team right away to address it as soon as possible.

How Can We Help?

For any kind of service or repair related to your home AC compressor or any other part of the system, TAM A/C and Heat should be your first call. With an experienced team ready to jump into action, we’ll provide exactly what you need at a competitive price. It would be an honor to add your name to our growing list of satisfied clients!