Can a Bad Condenser Lead to Serious HVAC Repairs?

We can have a tendency to let minor problems go until they turn into major problems? When it comes to our air conditioning systems, we are no different. Many of us don’t bother to call a technician for minor problems, but addressing a problem early can help you avoid major repairs in the future. A bad condenser is one issue you might encounter. The condenser is housed in the outdoor unit of your system along with the compressor. This part condenses the refrigerant from a gas into a liquid as it moves to the indoor evaporator. As a major component of your AC system, condenser failure can substantially affect the performance, efficiency, and lifespan of your system. One sign of a bad condenser is if your AC does not produce cool air or does not produce enough cool air to properly cool your home. While this could also be a sign of compressor issues or incorrect refrigerant levels, it can mean the condenser unit is blocked or dirty. Short cycling is another sign of a blocked condenser. In either case, this blockage prevents airflow and affects the heat resistance of the outdoor unit. This could mean an eventual breakdown that will cost you more later on. Regular professional maintenance by an HVAC specialist is the best way to protect your system from potential issues. Our technicians at Spencer Air Conditioning and Heating will clean and inspect your system and let you know if there are any problems that require attention. Contact us today at (972) 446-COOL (2665) or find us online at We’ve been serving your neighbors for over 56 years. Our longevity speaks for our quality.

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