It’s the scariest phrase to hear in connection to an air conditioning system: “the compressor is fried.” Once the compressor breaks, the conventional wisdom is that the whole AC has come to its end and it’s time to replace it with a new one. Compressors are expensive pieces of equipment, the heart of air conditioning systems, and often the cost of getting a new one is too high to justify the expense, especially if—as is often the case when a compressor dies—the air conditioning system is old.
But there are no absolutes when it comes to a dead compressor. Sometimes there’s more to the story than an automatic replacement. We’ve handled air conditioning services in Blanchard, LA for more than half a century, and we’ve often helped people with the trouble of a broken compressor. Below, we’ll tell you a bit more of what you need to know about the fate of your AC when the compressor dies.