air conditioner replacement parts

Air conditioning was and is a game-changer for modern society. It keeps us cool when the going gets hot, improves the daily lives of millions of individuals around the world, and — quite simply — it just keeps us comfortable.

But the bigger they are, the harder they fall. And, boy, is it frustrating when the AC goes out. Suddenly, when the cool air stops flowing, everything around you tends to feel a bit more difficult and aggravating than ever before.

So, in these times of desperation, you must know about common and key air conditioner replacement parts. Keep reading to discover just what might be the problem — and why!

Issue #1 — A Broken Blower

A broken blower is a big problem. But why? Well, let’s start by reviewing what a “blower” actually is.

Basically, an AC blower is a powerful fan. And it’s responsible for sending cool air through your vents and into your space as well as pulling room-temperature air back into the AC unit for redistribution as cool air again. The blower is an absolutely essential piece of the AC equation and responsible for moving cool air into your home, apartment, business, and beyond.

So, as an easy check when your AC seems broken, just remember, “if the air doesn’t go, there ain’t no blow.” And at the end of the day, if you don’t feel any air leaving your vents, it might be time to look for a replacement blower.

Issue #2 — Beligerant Refrigerant (Systems)

Another common and important piece of the AC equation is the refrigerant situation. Let’s take a look at how it works and why it’s so important.

To start, it’s worth noting that almost every AC unit has a refrigerant system. It typically consists of four main parts: a condenser, a compressor, an evaporator, and an expansion device. And all four devices work together to extract and absorb heat from the air and then kick it back out into your living space at much cooler temperatures.

But, if any of these four critical pieces break down, the rest of the system will fail too. For instance, without an evaporator, your AC can’t extract heat. And without a compressor or condenser, you can’t convert gas to a liquid, and if any are broken, you ultimately cannot kick cool air back out again.

So, maybe the air is flowing, but it’s not cool. If that’s the case, be sure to dive in and take a look at one of the four main components of your AC refrigerant system.

Issue #3 — The Thermostat

Arguably, the thermostat is the most important piece of the air conditioner. It’s the control center and “motherboard” for the entire AC process. And if it misfires, the rest of the process is going to break down. Here’s why.

When you set your thermostat, you’re actively telling your AC unit when to turn on and shut off — effectively dictating which temperatures should trigger cool airflow. If the thermostat is broken, though, it can begin making a wide variety of mistakes.

For instance, your thermostat could actually be reading lower than actual temps, meaning that your AC never turns on and you stay hot. Or, the opposite could happen, with your thermostat reading that it’s constantly hotter than actual temps, meaning that your AC will never turn off, subsequently breaking from being overworked!

So, if the hardware doesn’t seem to be an issue, be sure to check the thermostat. Often times, even this small piece of the equation can cause major problems.

All the Air Conditioner Replacement Parts You’ll Ever Need

AC problems aren’t fun. But they are fixable! And whether you need some of the common fixes listed above or need to replace your AC entirely — we’re here to help.

No matter the air conditioner replacement parts or repairs you need, be sure to call us at (866) 281-5199 or contact us online — proud to serve Austin and beyond!