Common Compressor Problems & Solutions

HVAC compressor overheating and other problems and fixes

 

WHAT IS A CENTRAL AIR CONDITIONING COMPRESSOR?

Your HVAC compressor is located inside the large outdoor metal cabinet and helps to circulate the refrigerant throughout your entire system. Your outdoor HVAC unit also contains the condenser. (In some A/C units, however, the evaporator, condenser, and compressor are all housed within the same metal container, usually located on the roof or near the foundation).