An AC compressor is an essential component of an air conditioning system that is responsible for compressing and circulating the refrigerant gas that cools the air. Over time, an AC compressor can wear out, become damaged, or fail altogether. When this happens, it may be necessary to replace the compressor in order to restore the cooling function of the air conditioning system.
Recovery of Refrigerant
Once the technician has determined that the compressor needs to be replaced, they will first need to recover any remaining refrigerant from the system. This involves using a specialized recovery machine to safely remove the refrigerant and store it for later use.
Removal of Old Compressor
Next, the technician will remove the old compressor from the system. This involves disconnecting the electrical connections and removing any mounting bolts that hold the compressor in place.
Evacuation and Recharge
Once the new compressor is installed, the system needs to be evacuated to remove any remaining air or moisture. This is done using a vacuum pump. Once the system is evacuated, the technician will recharge the system with the appropriate amount of refrigerant.