What to do if Your Fan Runs but Your Compressor Does Not?

Your air conditioning system has a lot of moving parts, and considering how much you use your AC, its not surprising that some might break down. One part in particular, the compressor, is critical to your AC system’s ability to provide cooling to your home. If your compressor stops working, it likely means that you home isn’t being cooled at all. There are a few reasons why this can occur. The most likely cause is an electrical problem with your unit. Each unit has two fan motors—one inside and one outside—as well as the motor to run the compressor. The capacitor stores up energy for when the motors need to turn on and releases a boost of energy to get the motors running. Each motor has its own capacitor. If one of them is not working, it usually means the motor won’t run. This can affect the compressor and not the fan. If you suspect an electrical problem, call our experts at Spencer Air Conditioning and Heating. We can examine your system and provide you with a quick diagnosis. 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.