Avoid HVAC compre$$or problems

The compressor is the most expensive single part of your HVAC system, so cleanliness and maintenance are key to maximizing its life span.

We’re not talking brain surgery here. Just periodically change filters and clean parts and ducts to minimize the strain on the compressor and its numerous moving parts.

The compressor also gets in-depth examination from an experienced technician servicing an HVAC system and looking to nip problems in the bud. Compressors are complicated, but their downfall often is due to avoidable accumulations of grime, dirt and debris.

If your compressor does malfunction, be sure to check the warranty to see what is covered. Most compressors have a 5-year or 10-year warranty.


Compressor problems can be repaired, but repeated breakdowns are red flags – and they can be expensive, too.

A new compressor costs between $800 and $3,000 or more. In many cases it makes more sense to install an entirely new HVAC rather than put a new compressor into an aging system.

Bottom line: Regular cleaning and maintenance now are smarter than neglect that eventually knocks out your HVAC system and requires costly action.

Premier’s skilled techs are experts at maintaining your compressor and other HVAC parts, keeping you cool in summer and warm in winter.