Air conditioning systems have a variety of components that work together toprovide you with your home comfort. The thermostat, for example, serves as the “brain” of the system, while the compressor serves as the “heart” of your cooling system.
The compressor is what causes the refrigerant to move through your air conditioner and transfer heat from the inside to the outside. When a compressor fails, the air conditioner essentially fails. This may sound automatically like it means you have to replace your entire air conditioner, but this isn’t always the case!