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If the Compressor Dies, Do I Need a Whole New AC? 

service-timeWe do not want to give the impression that any air conditioning problems are too “minor” to take seriously. Considering how intensely hot our summer season is, any and all issues with your AC need to be addressed immediately. No matter how serious the problem may be, you can trust our team with your air conditioning repair in Land O’Lakes, FL. Don’t hesitate to schedule service.

Now, given that, we also want to say that there are certain air conditioning problems that are undeniably more serious than others. Of those, one of the last issues that you want to encounter is a dead compressor. What you may not realize is that no, a dead compressor does not necessarily mean that you need to replace the whole AC. That is definitely the case in some situations, but it’s not a given. Read on to learn more about some of the potential options you may have. 

What Are My Options, Then?

First things first, let’s talk options in the event of a dead compressor. You’re looking at:

  1. Replacing the compressor only.
  2. Replacing the entire outdoor unit.
  3. Replacing both the outdoor unit and the evaporator coil located indoors.
  4. Replacing the entire HVAC system as a whole.

This all begs the question of—which option in which situation?

Take the Big Picture Into Consideration

Usually, when we hear from clients about instances in the past when they’ve been talked into services they question or regret, they’ll acknowledge that it was due in part to their failure to take the entire situation into consideration. It’s easy to get wrapped up in the immediacy of the situation, but you really need to consider your options carefully here.

  1. Consider replacing the compressor only if it is still under warranty.
  2. Consider replacing the outdoor unit (meaning the condenser unit) if the compressor is not still under warranty and the indoor unit is still in good working condition.
  3. Consider replacing both the condensing unit and the evaporator coil if you’re interested in getting a new warranty on the replacement, or if there are current rebates or efficiency incentives available.
  4. Replace the entire system to solve the problem entirely while also benefitting from a newer, more efficient and effective HVAC system.

Regardless of which option you choose, you’ll definitely need to hire a trained professional to replace or service any part of your HVAC system.

Let Us Help You Make an Informed Decision

Even if you know what you’d like to see in a replacement HVAC system—high efficiency ratings, quiet operation, rebates, improved humidity control, and variable fan speeds, for instance—you may still be overwhelmed in choosing which HVAC system captures all of the benefits you’d like best. That’s where the expertise of our team is impossible to match.

We will work with you and your budget to ensure that you get the HVAC system of your dreams. Simply put, we believe that you deserve nothing less.

Schedule Service with Our Team to Experience the Balanced Air difference!

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