Goettl Air conditioning unit

Is Replacing My Central AC Compressor Worth It?

There are a lot of problems that may develop with your home cooling system. From refrigerant leaks to failed capacitors and even damaged ductwork, there is no shortage of potential AC repair needs. One problem that you really don’t want to encounter, though, is a broken down compressor, especially if that compressor is beyond the point of repair.

With most air conditioning components, replacement is an option well worth your consideration. The question that a broken down compressor raises, though, is whether or not your entire system should be replaced at once. It’s a serious consideration, and one that a Phoenix, AZ AC specialists on our staff can help with. 

Why Replace the Entire System?

First things first, before replacing your AC compressor or your entire system, make sure that you are working with trustworthy professionals that have proven themselves capable of diagnosing air conditioning issues accurately. When you work with us, this is guaranteed to be the case. The compressor, which compresses the refrigerant in your AC system, happens to be one of the most commonly misdiagnosed components therein. It is also one of the costliest to replace, which is why a full system replacement may be advisable.

One factor to consider is whether or not your compressor itself is still under warranty. If it is, that means that you are not going to have to pay for the compressor, but only the labor required for the replacement. If this is the case, then replacing the compressor may be worth considering. The likelihood of a compressor breaking down entirely while still under warranty is fairly slim, but if this happens to you, make sure you know whether your compressor is covered.

If the compressor is not still under warranty, you may still choose to replace it. However, you should probably opt to replace the entire outdoor unit at the same time. In most cases, this will cost only marginally more than replacing an out-of-warranty compressor alone.

Which brings us to our main point: a full replacement. You’ll have to consider your budget and other factors, but in the long run, replacing the entire system at once, rather than a single indoor or outdoor unit, is advisable. These units are made to interact with one another, and will accrue wear and tear in tandem. Pairing an old evaporator unit with a new condenser/compressor unit can lead to long term operational problems.

Schedule your AC installation, repair, replacement, and maintenance services with Goettl Air Conditioning.

Testimonials

What Our Customers Say About Us

Arthur FortesArthur Fortes
17:47 06 Dec 23
Michael was great and explained everything clearly!!
Lawrence PeteLawrence Pete
17:38 06 Dec 23
Very thorough performing service give customers more options to decide...no pressure he worked on the HVAC system
B SimonB Simon
17:11 06 Dec 23
Ralph. Came out on time. Very professional, knowledgeable. Did excellent work
Jennifer WebbJennifer Webb
23:48 05 Dec 23
Friendly fast service. Matthew was very pleasant, did a systems check and showed and explained everything that was needed with suggestions and prices.
Denise TamezDenise Tamez
23:03 05 Dec 23
Ralph did an excellent job! Thank you for the wonderful service!
Ernest RodriguezErnest Rodriguez
18:23 04 Dec 23
Carl JacksonCarl Jackson
15:00 04 Dec 23
The work was very professional & neat , I was very surprised about the quality of workmanship. The crew was very knowledgeable & very respectful while working. I would recommend Goettl plumbing to anyone with the great job they have done….
Cheryl SkatesCheryl Skates
22:54 03 Dec 23
Did a great job servicing are unit. Answered all our questions.
Diane WainnerrDiane Wainnerr
01:32 03 Dec 23
I was very pleased with Goettl Plumbing/AC company . Joseph came out and was excellent at explaining the issues that were going on with our pipes & then did a great job fixing the issues. Thanks, Goettl!
Rafiu BabatundeRafiu Babatunde
18:22 28 Nov 23
Catherine BowlesCatherine Bowles
17:21 28 Nov 23
was very helpful and professional 👏
Rachel RamosRachel Ramos
16:55 28 Nov 23
Tyler Leija was very thorough and explained everything carefully about our plumbing issues. I’m glad we called Goettl.. Thank You!
G force9299G force9299
15:32 28 Nov 23
William and Peter were amazing! Although Peter is in training, you would not have known if he didn't tell you. Services provided were top notch! Thank you!!!
Linda ClaytonLinda Clayton
22:25 25 Nov 23
Frank M is fabulous! Great service!Sam is wonderful. I would like them to send him every time. Great service. On time. Expert knowledge. Highly recommend!
Scott MillerScott Miller
00:41 25 Nov 23
Great job and fast response. Tyler did a great job.
J NevilJ Nevil
00:34 25 Nov 23
Roger came out on Thanksgiving Day to fix our unit. Turns out, our home builder completely shorted us on the amount of blown-in attic insulation (which you think a home inspector would have caught) and also our unit is too small for our house which is 4 years old. Roger took the time to explain all of this to us in detail and got our unit up and running. Thank you Roger!
Rosalyn DouglasRosalyn Douglas
22:37 24 Nov 23
Michael was very professional and polite. Got the job done in a timely manner installing the sensors.
Michael SchmidtMichael Schmidt
22:10 24 Nov 23
Joseph was professional, friendly, and very thorough. He answered all of our questions and gave us a detailed explanation of what the problem was and why it occurs.
Joel RuizJoel Ruiz
16:02 20 Nov 23
Ralph did a great job, was on time and explained everything very clearly.
Sunshines BuggySunshines Buggy
01:26 20 Nov 23
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